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This Day in Film History:
December 8


1908:

DW Griffith's Mrs. Jones Entertains debuts. Mary Pickford makes her screen debut at age 16.

1911:

Lee J. Cobb is born Leo Jacoby in New York City.

1921:

Lewis Selznick and Saul Rogers offer Will Hays the presidency of the Motion Pictures Produers and Distributors of America. Previously a figure in the Harding presidential campaign, Hays goes on to become the main figure in motion picture production oversight and censoring.
Source: Censored Hollywood

1925:

The Candy Man and star of such Rat Pack flicks as Ocean's 11and Robin and the Seven Hoods, Sammy Davis, Jr., is born in Harlem, New York.

1969:

The Hell's Angels, acting as additional security for the Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, kill a concertgoer. The event is filmed for the movie Gimme Shelter.





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