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This Day in Film History:
April 30


1927:

The first ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater immortalizing the stars' hand/footprints in cement occurs. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr leave their imprints.
Source: American Film Institute Desk Reference

1937:

Six thousand film tradespeople walk out on the studios, demanding labor recognition.
Source: The Politics of Glamour

1979:

Michael Carreras, producer and director of Hammer Films, resigns. Carreras' resignation serves as the de facto end of the prolific horror film-producing studio.
Source: A History of Horrors

1989:

A heart attack takes great Western director Sergio Leone in Rome.





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