Events in Film & TV on November 25

  • 1947 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies
  • 1948 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Music Premiere

1959 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC, after starting off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, later moves to St. James

  • 1960 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
  • 1960 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series
  • 1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, NY (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 15th National Film Awards (India): "Hatey Bazarey" wins the Golden Lotus

Music Concert

1976 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

  • 1996 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends
  • 2013 Disney releases “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • 2017 Actress Naya Rivera arrested on a domestic battery charge in Kanawha County, West Virginia

Film & TV History

2020 The New York Times names its "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (so far)", with Denzel Washington at No. 1 [1]

Music History

2021 Peter Jackson's documentary series "The Beatles: Get Back" premieres on Disney+