This Day in Film History:
Warner Bros' board of directors agrees to sell rights to 784 feature films and 1,800 shorts to the Lansing Foundation. The move was symptomatic of the film studios being strapped for cash in the mid-'50s.
Source: Hollywood Be Thy Name
The Silence of the Lambs opens. The film goes on to win all big five Academy Awards (Picture, Leading Actor & Actress, Director, and Screenplay) and launches one of the more unlikely film franchises.
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