Events in Film & Television in 1920

  • Jan 4 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits

Film & TV History

Jan 29 Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week

  • Feb 26 German silent horror film classic "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" starring Werner Krauss is released
  • Apr 20 Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 Eugene O'Neill's drama "The Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Playhouse, NYC; runs for 204 performances

Film Release

Nov 21 Silent film "The Last of the Mohicans" released, adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel, starring Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford

Film & TV History

Nov 27 "The Mark of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film

Film & TV History

Dec 20 Bob Hope becomes an American citizen