Category Archives: Movies 1950s

‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)


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(Thursday, July 11, 1957, evening EDT)An Affair to Remember, an American romance film about a couple who fall in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building, premiered tonight aboard the SS Constitution moored in New York City. Continue reading ‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)

‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1957)

(Monday, July 8, 1957)“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for seven consecutive weeks (July 8/15/22/29, Aug. 5/12/19, 1957). Continue reading ‘(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear’ by Elvis Presley peaks at #1 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 8 1957)

‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)


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(Thursday, June 27, 1957, doors opened at 10:00 a.m. EDT)Sweet Smell of Success, an American film noir about a crooked press agent who stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister’s romance, opened today at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Sweet Smell of Success’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 27 1957)

Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)


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(Sunday, June 23, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Gene Kelly promoted his film The Happy Road on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Marine Amphitheater at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. Continue reading Gene Kelly performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 23 1957)

‘Nights of Cabiria’ premieres at Cannes Film Festival 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1957)


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(Saturday, May 11, 1957)Nights of Cabiria, an Italian drama film about a good-hearted prostitute who dreams of finding a great lot in life, but constantly has her hopes dashed by evil, conniving men, premiered today at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Federico Fellini, the film starred Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Dorian Gray and Amedeo Nazzari.

‘Around the World in 80 Days’ wins Best Motion Picture at 29th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1957)


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(Wednesday, March 27, 1957, 7:30-10:38 p.m. PST)Around the World in 80 Days, an American epic adventure-comedy film about a Victorian gentleman who bets that he can beat the world’s record for circling the globe, won five Oscars tonight at the 29th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Continue reading ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ wins Best Motion Picture at 29th Academy Awards 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1957)