On This Day … 08 August [2022]

People (Deaths) 2014 – Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (b. 1929). Menahem Golan Menahem Golan (31 May 1929 to 08 August 2014, originally Menachem Globus) was an Israeli film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was best known for co-owning The Cannon Group with his cousin Yoram Globus. Cannon specialised in producing low-to-mid-budget American films,… Read More

On This Day … 06 August [2022]

People (Births) 1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997). People (Deaths) 1986 – Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1904). Robert Mitchum Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (06 August 1917 to 01 July 1997) was an American actor. He rose to prominence with an Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actor for… Read More

On This Day … 02 August [2022]

Events 1892 – Jack L. Warner, Canadian-born American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (d. 1978). Jack L. Warner Jack Leonard Warner (born Jacob Warner; 02 August 1892 to 09 September 1978) was a Canadian-American film executive, born in Canada, who was the president and driving force behind the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank,… Read More

On This Day … 27 July [2022]

People (Deaths) 1981 – William Wyler, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902). 2017 – Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b.1943). William Wyler William Wyler (01 July 1902 to 27 July 1981) was a Swiss-German-American film director and producer who won the Academy Award for Best Director three times, those being… Read More

On This Day … 23 July [2022]

Events 1926 – Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film. 1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television programme, featuring Walter Cronkite. People (Births) 1982 – Paul Wesley, American actor, director, and producer. People (Deaths) 1982 – Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929). Fox… Read More