Events in Film & Television in 1922

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 4 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • May 21 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 23 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Jul 11 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • Jul 25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Nov 14 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Dec 3 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"