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September 25

September 25, 2005 – The Premiere of The Greatest Game Ever Played is Held at the El Capitan Theatre

On September 25, 2005, the premiere of the biographical sports film The Greatest Game Ever Played was held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California. On hand for the premiere were actors and staff from the film, including actors Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, and director Bill Paxton. Also on hand were stars such as Penny Marshall, Rene Russo, and LaBeouf’s Even Stevens costar Christy Carlson Romano. The film was generally released five days later on September 30.

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September 21

September 21, 1986 – The Golden Girls Wins Three Emmy Awards

“I am the lucky one who gets to come up and pick up this golden girl, but Estelle, and Rue, and Bea, and I all thank you. We’re a matched set; you can’t split us up.”

On September 21, 1986, the 38th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. There, out of nine nominations (many for the same category), the NBC comedy series The Golden Girls walked away with 3 Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (for the episode “A Little Romance”), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for actress Betty White (who appeared in the series as Rose Nylund), and Outstanding Comedy Series. The series won the final award against such series as Cheers, The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and Kate & Allie.

August 26

August 26, 2014 – The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Feed the birds, that’s what she cries, while overhead her birds fill the skies.”

On August 26, 2014, the second entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney live-action feature film Mary Poppins, was released. This release was done to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary, and featured three discs: disc one features the full soundtrack from the film, disc two is a combination of demos by the Sherman Brothers and “Lost Chords,” and disc three features recordings of story meetings and reminiscing on the making of the film. The release also comes with a 20-page booklet with liner notes. The release also features artwork by visual development artist Lorelay Bove.

August 21

August 21, 2009 – The Documentary X Games 3D: The Movie is Released

“The moment they’ve been preparing for is the experience you’ve been waiting for.”

On August 21, 2009, the documentary X Games 3D: The Movie was released to theaters in Digital 3D format for a week-long engagement. The film highlighted the history and the drama of the X Games, an annual extreme sports event that includes sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX Freestyle. Directed by Steve Lawrence and narrated by Emile Hirsch, the film features footage of the games’ then-biggest stars, such as Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Ricky Carmichael, and Tony Hawk.

August 20

August 20, 2015 – The ABC Series Astronaut Wives Club Ends

“Behind these heroes are the housewives making their own headlines.”

On August 20, 2015, the limited series The Astronaut Wives Club aired its last episode. The ten-episode mini-series was based on the book of the same name by Lily Koppel, centering on the wives of the Mercury Seven, a group of astronauts that flew spacecraft for Project Mercury. When NASA named the men who were part of the Mercury Seven, their wives were thrust into the public spotlight, and the group of women banded together to get through the good and bad times. The series starred JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom, Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter, Dominique McElligot as Louise Shepard, Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper, Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton, Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn, and Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra. The final episode touches on the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon.

August 12

August 12, 1958 – The True-Life Adventure White Wilderness Premieres in Theaters

“Every species had to adapt itself to the bitter cold, or perish.”

On August 12, 1958, the thirteenth True-Life Adventure featurette, titled White Wilderness, was released to theaters. It would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was directed by James Algar and filmed primarily in Canada. It took a team of several photographers three years to gather enough footage in the Arctic to create the film, creating a story about the struggle between predatory beasts and migratory animals. This film is also notorious for its “lemming scene,” where a mass of lemmings are seen leaping into the Arctic Ocean; however, lemmings do not commit mass suicide, and the scene was eventually uncovered as staged.

August 10

August 10, 1960 – The True-Life Adventure Jungle Cat is Generally Released

“[The jungle cat’s] secret domain is the scene of our True-Life Adventure, and its predatory habits our theme, for this is the story of the greatest hunter of them all.”

On August 10, 1960, the final True-Life Adventure documentary was generally released to theaters, after having an initial release on December 16, 1959. Directed by James Algar, the film explores the story of the South American jaguar as narrated by Winston Hibler. A pair of jaguars start a family, fight off their natural enemies (such as a crocodile and a boa constrictor), and hunt for food in the South American jungle.