Events in Film & Television in 1916

Contract of Interest

Feb 26 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Contract of Interest

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

Film Release

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

Film & TV History

Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Picture; the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers