Video: 'Serpico' trailer
(Wednesday, December 5, 1973) — Serpico, a crime film about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him, was released today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film starred Al Pacino.
Video: 'The Way We Were' trailer
(Tuesday, October 16, 1973) — The Way We Were, a romantic drama film about two desperate people who have a wonderful romance but their political views and convictions drive them apart, premiered today in Los Angeles.
Directed by Sydney Pollack, the film starred Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.
Video: 'The Paper Chase' trailer
(Tuesday, October 16, 1973) — The Paper Chase, a film about a first-year law student at Harvard Law School and his experiences with Professor Charles Kingsfield, was released today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by James Bridges, the film starred Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner and John Houseman.
Video: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' trailer
(Wednesday, August 8, 1973) — Jesus Christ Superstar, a film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera of the same name, about the last few weeks of Christ’s life, opened today in New York City.
Directed by Norman Jewison, the film starred Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman.
Video: 'American Graffiti' trailer
(Wednesday, August 1, 1973) — American Graffiti, a coming of age film about a couple of high school grads who spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college, premiered today in the U.S.
Directed by George Lucas, the film also starred Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams and Wolfman Jack.
Video: 'Part 1: A History of the Hollywood Sign, 1923-2009'
(Friday, July 13, 1923) — A sign consisting of 50-foot-tall letters spelling out “HOLLYWOODLAND” was dedicated today in the Hollywood Hills to promote a subdivision. It was intended only to last a year and a half, but after the rise of the American cinema in Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the sign became an internationally recognized symbol, and was left there (the last four letters were removed in 1949). Read more on Hollywood Sign dedicated in Los Angeles 90 years ago today (1923)…
Video: 'Live and Let Die (soundtrack)'
(Monday, July 2, 1973) — The soundtrack to the James Bond film Live and Let Die, featuring the main title song by Paul McCartney & Wings (featuring Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Henry McCullough and Denny Seiwell) and music scored by former Beatles producer George Martin, was released today in the United States (it was released in Britain on July 6, 1973).
Video: 'Live and Let Die' trailer
(Wednesday, June 27, 1973) — 007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader in Live and Let Die, the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, which opened today in the U.S.
Directed by Guy Hamilton, the film also starred Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, David Hedison and Bernard Lee.