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Friday 24 December 1937

1937-12-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, directed by William Cottrell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Directed by: William Cottrell

Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne

Country: United States

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Born to the West

Directed by: Charles Barton

Starring: John Wayne, Marsha Hunt, Johnny Mack Brown

Country: United States

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Nothing Sacred

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger

Country: United States

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A Damsel in Distress

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Country: United States

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The Last Gangster

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Artists and Their Work

Starring: Alan Best, Kenneth Clark, Robert Gibbings, John Graham

Country: United Kingdom

Intimate Cabaret

Starring: Evel Burns, Truda Binarová, Oliver Wakefield

Country: United Kingdom

Body-Line

Country: United Kingdom

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Round the Film Studios

Starring: Patrick Barr, John Paddy Carstairs, John Clements, Joan Gardner

Country: United Kingdom

The Mizzen Cross Trees

Starring: Edward Crowther, John Goss, Taylor Harris, Roderick Jones

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1937 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dutch government recognizes Italian king Emanuel III as emperor of Abyssinia.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1937?

  • Life: Hope Chandler
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Joseph Stalin -- Dec. 20, 1937
  • Life: US railroads

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Gone with the Wind

By: Margaret Mitchell

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.Widely

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Northwest Passage (novel)

By: Kenneth Roberts

NORTHWEST PASSAGE [NOVEL]

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The Citadel

By: A. J. Cronin

This thrilling novel of a doctor's life has been the subject of a Mobil Masterpiece Theatre dramatic series on PBS. "Cronin's distinguished achievement. . . .

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And So-Victoria

By: Vaughan Wilkins

Wilkins was noted for his novel And So-Victoria --about Queen Victoria. Has lineage chart from George II 1700 to Charles, dicke of Brunswick d. 1873

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