Events in Film & Television in 1935

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert win

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

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

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 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)