Events in Film & Television in 1937

  • Jan 25 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 4 9th Academy Awards: "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • Apr 28 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • Jul 19 Joris Ivens' "Spanish Earth" premieres in Hollywood
  • Aug 10 5th Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 11 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 21 J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • Dec 12 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 21 The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West