On this day: a film premiere in 1900

 Embarquement_d'un_bœuf,_Gabriel_VeyreEarly French filmmaker Gabriel Veyre premiered (Through Indochina (1st series). Bull being loaded on a ship) in Lyon on the 18th of November.

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Early French filmmaker Gabriel Veyre premiered À travers l’Indochine (1° série). Embarquement d’un boeuf à bord d’un navire (Through Indochina (1st series). Bull being loaded on a ship) in Lyon.

It was part of a series recorded in Tonkin (present-day Vietnam) between 1899 and 1900.

On this day: the premiere of Foyer de Danse

foyer-de-danse Alicia Markova, seen here at left in Frederick Ashton_s Foyer de Danse at the fledgling British company Ballet Club (1932).

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Foyer de Danse, a ballet by English choreographer Frederick Ashton, had its premiere on the 9th of October, 1932.

This footage (begins 24 seconds in) from the 1932 production features Ashton alongside English prima ballerina Alicia Markova (born Lilian Alice Marks):

Ashton would go on to become one of ballet’s best-known choreographers. His productions of ballets such as Cinderella and La fille mal gardée are still seen onstage at the Royal Opera House on a regular basis.

What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City.

The short film What Happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City was released in August, 1901.

Depicting a couple walking down the street in New York, the woman’s skirts are lifting by air when she walks over a grate.

While it only runs for 77 seconds, the film is credited with providing inspiration for similar scenes in movies in the decades afterwards.

On this day: the release of A Wild Hare

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A Wild Hare, the animated short film that introduced Bugs Bunny, premiered on the 27th of July, 1940.

The film also set the distinct character traits for another Looney Tunes character, Elmer Fudd.

A_Wild_Hare_Lobby_CardA Wild Hare (re-released as The Wild Hare) is a 1940 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies animated short film.

Bugs Bunny is unnamed in the film, but would be named in his next film the following year.

A Wild Hare went on to receive an Oscar nomination.

On this day: the release of Saved from the Titanic

SavedFromthetitanicposterFilm poster Saved from the Titanic (1912).

Saved from the Titanic, a short film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, was released on the 14th of May, 1912.

Created immediately after the ship sank a month earlier, the film is notable for starring silent film actress Dorothy Gibson, who had actually been on the Titanic when the disaster occurred.

438px-Dorothy_Gibson_- Saved from the Titanic 1912 Gibson in a publicity photograph for the film, wearing the same clothes that she had on when she survived the sinking of the Titanic.

In the film, Gibson wore the same clothes she’d been wearing when she’d been rescued from the ship. She was twenty-two at the time (she would have a birthday three days after the movie’s release), and suffered a breakdown afterwards. She never acted on the screen again.

Saved_from_the_TitanicDorothy Gibson in Saved from the Titanic (1912). Alec B. Francis plays Father (left), Dorothy plays herself (centre) and John G. Adolfi plays Ensign Jack (right).

Saved from the Titanic is considered a lost film, as no copies are known to have survived.

On this day: the premiere of Vigil in the Night

The 1940 Carole Lombard film Vigil in the Night had its premiere on the 9th of February 1940. The American version was censored by a then pro-Fascist Hollywood whose censors tried to stop Americans from wanting to help Britain.

The 1940 Carole Lombard film Vigil in the Night had its premiere on the 9th of February.

The film is one of many that saw different versions released in the United States and Britain, due to the Second World War.

The American version was censored by a then pro-Fascist Hollywood, whose censors tried to stop Americans from wanting to help Britain fight the Nazis.