Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Woody Allen, other movie stars testify against film colorization 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1987)

(Tuesday, May 12, 1987) — Woody Allen made one of his rare forays outside of Manhattan today to testify before a Congressional panel on what he called the “sinful” practice of coloring classic old black-and-white movies such as Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life, and new black-and-white ones like his own Manhattan and Broadway Danny Rose (click here to watch video of the hearing).

‘Dirty Dancing’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1987)


Video: 'Dirty Dancing' trailer

(Tuesday, May 12, 1987)Dirty Dancing, an American romantic dance drama film about a young girl vacationing with her parents in the conservative Catskills who falls for the hotel’s maverick dance instructor, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival. Continue reading ‘Dirty Dancing’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1987)

The Beatles record ‘All Together Now’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - The Lost Pepperland Beel' (May 12, 1967, at 22:33)

(Friday, May 12, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “All Together Now” for the band’s next film, the animated Yellow Submarine, tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘All Together Now’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)

‘Are You Experienced’ album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)


Video: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced Full Album 1967'

(Friday, May 12, 1967)Are You Experienced, the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music featuring Jimi Hendrix’s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing, was released today in the UK (a version with a somewhat different playlist was released in the U.S. in Aug. 23). Continue reading ‘Are You Experienced’ album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)