The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


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1929

Lee Bros' Meat Packing Co. is established. (Texas - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)

Thursday 10th January: Donald Myers born. (Halloween)

Sunday 13th January: Wyatt Earp dies. (Los Angeles, California - Wyatt Earp)

Thursday 14th February: St Valentine's Day Massacre; two male musicians witness it and escape dressed as women. (Some Like It Hot)

Friday 22nd February: Sarah Fredrick is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Sunday 12th May: Sound test takes place. (The Artist)

Monday 3rd June: Chuck Barris is born. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)

Tuesday 25th June: James Jupp dies. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Thursday 24th October: George Valentin overhears Peppy Miller saying that people prefer hearing young actors in film. (Hollywoodland, California - The Artist)

Friday 25th October: Peppy Miller sees George Valentin's silent film Tears of Love and is emotionally touched. Her film, Beauty Spot, premeirs and attracts a large audience. (Hollywoodland, California - The Artist)

Tuesday 29th October: The Day the Bubble Burst, aka Black Tuesday, aka the Great Crash, aka the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange. (New York - The Day the Bubble Burst)

Tuesday 29th October: George Bailey & Mary Hatch marry; The Bailey Building & Loan manages to stay open with only $2 left. (Bedford Falls, New York - It's a Wonderful Life)

Tuesday 29th October: The New York Chronicle runs the headline "Stock Market Collapses." Variety runs the headline "Theatres Dump Vaude-Switch to Pix." The Billboard runs the headline "Free Dishes Fail to Hypo Biz." (There's No Business Like Show Business)

Tuesday 29th October: Wall Street Stock Market Crash. (New York City - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Wednesday 30th October: Lyle Atwood and an unknown man jump from a Wall St skyscraper. They vanish, before Lyle reappears and lands on a car, dead. (Timecop)

Friday 8th November: George Valentin has his things packed and leaves Doris. (Hollywoodland, California - The Artist)

Thursday 14th November: Jim Piersall is born. (Waterbury, Connecticut - Fear Strikes Out)

1930

George Valentin stops paying Clifton. (The Artist)

Howard Hughes produces 'Hell's Angels'. (The Aviator)

11 year-old Leonard Lowe begins showing signs of Encephalitis Lethargica. (New York - Awakenings)

Edmund Pevensie is born. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

Benjamin first meets Daisy who is visiting her Grandmother. He falls in love with her right away. (New Orleans - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives wrongly raise tariffs to alleviate The Great Depression. (Washington - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Pamela Voorhees born. (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)

Julia meets her future husband Alfred Lennon. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Lucien Carr's parents separate. (Washington, D.C. - Kill Your Darlings)

Clive Candy shoots a moose. (Nova Scotia - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Eliot Ness teams up with James Malone to take on Al Capone. (Chicago - The Untouchables)

Tree cut down. (Vertigo)

Wednesday 29th January: THE AFRICAN newspaper headline is "AN EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERY: REPORTER TINTIN UNMASKS TRIBE OF GANGSTERS". (Africa - The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

Monday 10th February: Future Korean War fighter and racist Walt Kowalski is born. (Gran Torino)

Thursday 13th March: Shredder is born. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Friday 16th May: Studio boss Sam Otis fires philandering director Frank Buelow by invoking Section 13-A of his contract with the studio. (Hollywood, CA - Show Girl in Hollywood)

Saturday 17th May: Down-on-his-luck Broadway impressario Jimmy Doyle negotiates a deal with Hollywood producer Sam Otis for the motion picture rights to Doyle's latest musical flop "Rainbow Girl". (Brooklyn, New York - Show Girl in Hollywood)

Wednesday 28th May: Jimmy Doyle, author and producer of the Broadway flop "Rainbow Girl", arrives in Hollywood from New York via train along with John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Delores Costello, Al Jolson and Irving Berlin. Doyle heads straight to the studio to meet with film producer Sam Otis about casting Dixie Dugan in the lead of the film adaptation of "Rainbow Girl". (Hollywood, California - Show Girl in Hollywood)

Wednesday 28th May: Grover Cleveland Alexander plays final Major League Baseball game. (The Winning Team)

Tuesday 17th June: U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff which raises duties on imports to astronomical heights in hopes of preserving the domestic market for American-made goods. (The Day the Bubble Burst)

Tuesday 17th June: New York District Attorney Jim Wade weds Eleanor Packer, the former lover of his best friend Blackie Gallagher. (New York City, New York - Manhattan Melodrama)

Sunday 14th September: Mobsters blow up a corner general store after the owner refuses to buy any more of their green beer. The bomb kills the store owner and a young girl. (Chicago, Ill - The Untouchables)

Monday 15th September: Elliot Ness' first day on the job is a flop. His first bust yeilds bumberchutes instead of booze, but he receives a free lesson in law enforcement from Malone. (Chicago, Ill - The Untouchables)

Tuesday 16th September: Eliot Ness receives a visit from the mother of the girl who died in the explosion. She thanks him for what he's doing. Ness seeks out Malone in an attempt to recruit him. Malone declines. (Chicago, Ill - The Untouchables)

Wednesday 17th September: Oscar Wallace arrives from the Washington Bureau; Malone changes his mind. He and Ness recruit George Stone from the police academy. (Chicago, Ill - The Untouchables)

Tuesday 30th September: Christine Collins receives a telegram saying that Gordon Northcott would like to tell her the truth about what happened to her son before he is executed. (LA - Changeling)

Wednesday 1st October: Christine Collins meets Gordon Northcott to discover the truth about her son's demise, although Gordon decides not to tell her after all. (Changeling)

Thursday 2nd October: Gordon Northcott is hanged for the murder of twenty children. (Changeling)

Thursday 27th November: Benjamin Button meets Daisy. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Thursday 27th November: Benjamin Button meets Daisy. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Wednesday 31st December: Jaime Escalante is born. (Bolivia - Stand and Deliver)

1931

George Valentin fires Clifton. (The Artist)

Emmett Brown first reads Jules Verne. (Hill Valley, CA - Back to the Future Part III)

While in prison, Clyde Barrow chops off two of his toes to get out of work detail. Ironically, he would be released 2 weeks later for good behavior. He walked out on crutches. (Texas - Bonnie and Clyde)

After a stint working in a cafe, Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow, who was trying to steal her mother's car, and begins her career in crime. (West Dallas, Tx - Bonnie and Clyde)

Sally Bowles makes a splash on the Berlin cabaret scene. (Berlin, Germany - Cabaret)

Amanda Cobb gets sick. Her son Ezra starts taking care of her. (Deranged)

Apollonia (later to become Corleone) born. (The Godfather)

East of Borneo's cinematic release. (King Kong)

Karen Blixen arrives from Kenya. (Denmark - Out of Africa)

Jody Pearson is born. (Phantasm)

Baldwin 2-8-4 S3-class steam locomotive is made. (The Polar Express)

Wednesday 7th January: A.O. Neville, Australia's Chief Protector of Aborigines, orders the removal of three half-caste girls - Molly, Daisy and Gracie - from their mother's care in Jigalong Camp to the Moore River Native Settlement, 1500 miles away. (Western Australia - Rabbit-Proof Fence)

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