Events in Film & TV on June 24

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1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

Actress Mary Pickford
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Mary Pickford
  • 1949 "Hopalong Cassidy" becomes 1st network western (NBC)
  • 1953 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1956 "Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
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Steve Allen
  • 1956 WISC TV channel 3 in Madison, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
  • 1970 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters

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1971 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
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Julie Christie
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
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Leonard Cohen
  • 1976 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • 1980 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million

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1981 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London

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2006 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

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2010 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles