Events in Film & Television in 1929

  • Jan 3 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president
  • Jan 8 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • Jan 13 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • Feb 1 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 5 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco

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May 16 1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jannings & Janet Gaynor win

  • Sep 2 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • Oct 24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio