Daily Archives: December 10, 2012

‘Chicago’ premieres in Los Angeles 10 years ago today (2002)

Video: 'Chicago' trailer

(Tuesday, December 10, 2002)Chicago, a musical film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago, premiered today in Los Angeles, California.

Directed by Rob Marshall, the film stars Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu.

McCartney performs concert for MTV’s ‘Up Close’ series at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York 20 years ago this hour (1992)

Video: 'Paul McCartney - Live Ed Sullivan Theater 1992 (New York City, New York, United States HQ RARE)'

(Thursday, December 10, 1992, approximately 9:45 p.m. EDT) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney tonight returned to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, the scene of The Beatles’ historic live American TV debut on February 9, 1964, to perform the first of two concert appearances for the new MTV series Up Close to coincide with the release of his album Off The Ground.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ premieres in London 50 years ago today (1962)

Video: 'Lawrence of Arabia' (trailer)

(Monday, December 10, 1962)Lawrence of Arabia, based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema, had its royal gala premiere today at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, with Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, in attendance.

Directed by David Lean, the film stars Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins and Omar Sharif.