Category Archives: 1950s

Elvis Presley performs on final ‘Milton Berle Show ’ 60 years ago this hour (June 5 1956)


Video: 'Elvis - Hound Dog & Dialogue - Milton Berle Show - 5 June 1956'

(Tuesday, June 5, 1956, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Elvis Presley performed “Hound Dog” doing his hip-gyrating act live tonight on the the final episode of the original The Milton Berle Show in Los Angeles. From then on, cameras would only show him from the waist up.

Tony Curtis’ birthday celebrated on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour (June 3 1956)


Video: 'TONY CURTIS on The Ed Sullivan Show - RIP'

(Sunday, June 3, 1956, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Film actor Tony Curtis celebrated his 31st birthday tonight with Ed Sullivan and Burt Lancaster (during a promotional spot for the film Trapeze) on tonight’s live edition of The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

‘The Killing’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago today (May 19 1956)


Video: 'The Killing' trailer

(Saturday, May 19, 1956)The Killing, a film noir about a team of specialists that plots a daring racetrack robbery but doesn’t reckon with human frailty, opened today at the Mayfair theater in New York City.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film starred Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Marie Windsor and Ted de Corsia.

‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour (May 16 1956)


Video: 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' trailer

(Wednesday, May 16, 1956, doors opened at 9:30 a.m. EDT)The Man Who Knew Too Much, a suspense thriller film about international spies who kidnap a doctor’s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot, opened today at Paramount Theatre in New York City.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred James Stewart and Doris Day.