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This Day in Film History:
September 16


1924:

Lauren Bacall is born Betty Joan Perske in New York City.

1949:

Warner's cartoon Fast and Furry-ous, directed by Chuck Jones, is released. It marks the first appearance by the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.

1953:

The first film shot in CinemaScope, The Robe, opens.

1992:

One of Russell Crowe's first starring roles, Romper Stomper, debuts at the Toronto Film Festival. The Australian film opens to controversy over its depiction of skinheads.





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