The Movie Timeline - here's looking at movies, kid

Movie history events from 1929

Clyde Barrow goes to prison for armed robbery. He would serve 2 years. (Texas) (Bonnie and Clyde)

Roxie Hart murders her lover. (Chicago, IL) (Chicago)

1929 Standing Liberty Quarter is made. (Drag Me To Hell)

Springwood Orphanage is established. (Springwood, OH) (Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare)

Sam Spade investigates the Maltese Falcon. (The Maltese Falcon)

Memoirs of a Geisha. (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Stella predicts the stock market crash when she nurses the director of General Motors. (New York City) (Rear Window)

Jake dies when he hits the gas instead of the brakes. (The Roost)

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

Rose's ex-fiance Cal Hockley commits suicide. (Titanic)

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)

Wednesday 1st May: Inge Betzler born. (Germany) (Jojo Rabbit)

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)

Copyright © 2006 - 2023 Paul Kerensa