On This Day

Events in Film & Television in 1912

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Mar 12 Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes

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Apr 17 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep")

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson

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Apr 29 Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
  • May 8 Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • May 18 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)
  • Sep 23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released "Cohen Collects a Debt"