Events in Film & Television in 1933

  • Jan 5 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
  • Jan 30 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

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Mar 2 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

  • Jun 23 Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC
  • Sep 29 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
  • Oct 2 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US

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Dec 2 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire

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Dec 21 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

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Dec 29 "Sons of the Desert" film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel