38 Movie and TV History Trivia Tidbits You Can Learn From Us Instead of a Podcast

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38 Movie and TV History Trivia Tidbits You Can Learn From Us Instead of a Podcast

You might be under the impression that absolutely every piece of information can be heard on the bajillion podcasts out there. But you know what? We guarantee that we’re packin’ a multitude of movie and TV history nuggets that have never once graced your ears. And no, there isn’t an audio recording of these bad boys, so you’ll just have to put the buds down and give ‘em a look-see.

Historical Firsts in Practical Effects 1899-1909 Georges Méliès: The father of FX The world's most well-known filmmaker at the time, he was the first to experiment with exposure, split screen, dissolve, superimposition, and reverse shots. Effects in his 1902 film A Trip to the Moon are big bang moments in modern cinema. CRACKED

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Historical Firsts in The World of Stunts Charlie Chaplin 1914 Beginning in 1914, Chaplin became known as one of Hollywood's first stars, and had the second- ever million dollar contract. As a vaudevillian and slapstick comic, he did all of his own stunts. CRACKED

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The First Color Broadcast Gulisson Epiphage Marshall A 1951 variety show called Premiere finally validated anyone who, for whatever reason, bought a color TV before TV was in color. CRACKED.COM

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The first condom commercial 1975 TROJANS CRACKED.COM A local station in San Jose ran a Trojan ad promoting responsible parenthood.

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The first male kiss 2001 CRACKED.COM Actors Kerr Smith and Adam Kaufman shared the first dude-dude smooch on an episode of Dawson's Creek.

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MARILYN MONROE shared a final film with CLARK GABLE THE MISFITS CRACKED.COM Gable had a massive heart attack two days after the film wrapped. Monroe overdosed 18 months later. The Misfits arguably featured Monroe's finest performance, earning her a Golden Globe.

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SEINFELD CRACKED.COM Wanting to end it before any ofthe funny was compromised, Seinfeld called it quits after 9 seasons on May 14, 1998. After almost being cancelled early on, it became the #1 show by the 1994-95 season, averaging just over 30 million viewers per episode. It rose back to #1 in season 9, and the finale brought in a whopping 76.3 million viewers.

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The first soap opera 1946 the entire production Faraway written and directed by Hill DAVID P LEWIS GRACKED.COM Farway Hill, about a New York City widow who finds herself upstate in a love triangle, was the first to port the soap opera from radio to TV.

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The first televised face 1925 CRACKED.COM Scottish inventor John Logie Baird televised his ventriloquist dummy, Stooky Bill, because the system couldn't detect the contrast of a human face.

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The first movie filmed in color. 1922 CRACKED.COM There are color films that predate this one, but they all required post-production coloring processes. The Toll of the Sea was the first movie actually filmed in color.

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