Events in Film & Television in 1935

Radio Premiere

Jan 4 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

Film Premiere

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

  • Mar 24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network

Film Release

Mar 28 Influential Nazi Propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl

Film Release

Apr 19 "Bride of Frankenstein" horror film classic and sequel to "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lancaster is released

  • May 6 KTM-AM in Los Angeles California changes call letters to KEHE (now KABC)
  • Jul 20 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
  • Aug 10 3rd Venice Film Festival opens

Film Release

Sep 6 "Steamboat Round the Bend" film directed by John Ford and starring Will Rogers released weeks after Rogers' death

  • Sep 7 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA

Mutiny On The Bounty

Nov 8 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)