Saturday, April 20, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for April 20, 2013

Birthdays: Harold Lloyd, Juan Miro', Adolph Hitler, Tito Puente, Nina Foch, Gregroy Ratoff, Ryan O'Neal, Daniel Day Lewis, Jessica Lange, Luther Vandross, Don Matingly, Rosalyn Summers, Crispin Glover, George Takei, Carmen Electra is 38, Andy Serkis, Bob Kurtz 1909- Mary Pickford, the first Movie Star, goes in front of a camera for the first time. 1925-The Warner Bros. Moving Picture company merge with Vitagraph and begin experimenting with fixing sound on to film. 1935- Radio program “Your Hit Parade” premiered. 1938- On Hitler’s birthday was the Berlin premiere of Leni Reifenstahl’s film Olympia, about the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 1939- RCA president David Sarnoff dedicates RCA pavilion at World's Fair. First U.S. news event filmed on television. Sarnoff predicted that one day everyone would have a television in their home! 1970- San Rafael Cal, started a tradition of smoking marijuana en masse at 4:20, supposedly the police code for a drug bust. The Greatful Dead took up the tradition and now everyone tokes at 4:20PM. 1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings releases "Band on the Run" 1976 - George Harrison sang the Lumberjack Song with the Monty Python comedy troop. 1977- Woody Allen & Diane Keaton starred in the film “Annie Hall”. Snow White animation done by former Disney artist Chris Ishii.

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