Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Animation Fun Facts for July 30, 2013

Birthdays: Georgio Vasari, Henry Ford, Emily Bronte', Casey Stengel, Roy Williams- Disney storyman and Mouseketeer, Vladimir Zworykin who invented the television picture tube, Arnold Schwarzenegger aka the Governator is 67, Ed "Kookie" Byrnes, Peter Bogdanovich is 75, Delta Burke, Henry Moore, Anita Hill, Lawrence Fishburne is 52, Jean Reno is 65, Hilary Swank is 39, Christopher Nolan, Lisa Kudrow is 50 . 1929 -The Hollywood Bowl musicians go on strike. 1932-Walt Disney’s “Flowers and Trees” the first Technicolor Cartoon. Disney had worked out a deal with Technicolor creator Herbert Kalmus to use his technique exclusively for two years to show larger Hollywood studios its quality. 1935- THE FIRST PAPERBACK BOOK- Andre Maurois 'Ariel, a Life of Shelley', published in this new form by Penguin Books of London. 1936- Producer David O. Selznick buys the movie rights to the best selling book “Gone With The Wind” from an ailing Irving Thallberg. The "boy genius" Thallberg was hoping that Selznick would ruin himself in the process of making this film. Thalberg was convinced that GWTW would prove to be a massive flop because "Costume dramas are box office poison." D’oh! 1948 - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV ( DuMont )

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