On This Day … 12 June [2022]

Events 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor. 1963 – The film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released in US theatres. It was the most expensive film made at the time. 1981 – The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders… Read More

On This Day … 10 June [2022]

People (Deaths) 1976 – Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873). Adolph Zukor Adolph Zukor (Hungarian: Zukor Adolf; 07 January 1873 to 10 June 1976) was a Hungarian-American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures. He produced one of America’s first feature-length films, The Prisoner of… Read More

On This Day … 08 May [2022]

Events 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded. People (Births) 1916 – Ramananda Sengupta, Indian cinematographer (d. 2017). 1926 – David Hurst, German actor (d. 2019). 1954 – David Keith, American actor and director. People (Deaths) 1952 – William Fox, Austrian businessman, founded Fox Theatres (b. 1879). 1988 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer… Read More