Film From The Beginning To The 1910s

  • Eadward Muybridge

    Muybridge to pictures using static cameras to prove all four legs of a horse leave the ground at the same time (Sallie Gardner).
  • Marey

    Claimed to be the inventor of cinema. He constructed camera (or ''photographic gun'') that could take 12 photographs a second of moving animals or humans (called ''chronophotography'')
  • William Kennedy Laurie Dickson

    Devised a motor powered camera that could photograph motion pictures, called Kinetograph
  • Black Maria

    the first american movie studiowas built on the grounds of Edison's laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Fred Ott's Sneeze

    first film officially registered for copyright
  • The Holland Brothers

    opened the first Kinetoscope Parlor in New York City, and for the first time they comercially exibited movies in amusement arcades
  • Charles Francis Jenkins

    first person to project a filmed motion picture onto a screen for an audience. also the first motion picture in color
  • Young Griffo v. Battling Charles Barnett

    first movie in the world to be screened for a paying audience
  • Lumiere Brothers

    called the "fathers of modern film". created the cinematographe and had it patened
  • The Pathe-Freres Company

    founded in Paris by Charles and Emile Pathe. By the next decade it became the largest producer of films in the world
  • The Kiss

    first film ever made of a couple kissing. brought on request for censorship and first film to be criticized as scandulous
  • Alice Guy (Blache)

    first female movie director
  • The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

    longest film out at the time (100 minutes)
  • The First Nickelodeon

    opened in Pittsburg by Harry Davis shoowing The Great Train Robbery
  • The Story of the Kelly Gang

    first continuous, full length narrative feature film
  • The Warner Brothers

    they founded the Duquesne Amusement Supply Company, the first film exchange in the US.
  • D.W. Griffith

    the ''father of film'' joined The American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in New York as a director
  • Movie Palaces

    replaced nickelodeons.held masses of people and charged 10 to 15 cent a person
  • White New York Sleeps

    one of the first films to understand that ''sex sells''
  • ''B & K''

    established the first air conditioned theaters in Chicago at Central Park Theater