Events in Film & Television in May 1958

  • May 5 KNME TV channel 5 in Albuquerque, NM (PBS) begins broadcasting

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May 8 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts

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May 9 "Vertigo", American film noir psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchock, starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

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May 15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
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Colette
  • May 18 11th Cannes Film Festival: "The Cranes Are Flying" directed by Mikhail Kalatozov wins the Palme d'Or