Events in Film & Television in 1916

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 26 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Jun 15 Boeing Model 1 [B & W Seaplane], the 1st Boeing product, flies for the 1st time

AgreementContract of Interest

Jun 24 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 5 "Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

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Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn