Historical Film Event Assignment

  • Muybridge's Idea

    Muybridge's Idea
    In October of 1878, Eadweard Muybridge's photos of a horse ride are published. They were taken for a bet but gave the entire world a new idea. Taking multiple pictures within a certain time allowed people to see motion when switching between the pictures
  • George Eastman's new Camera

    George Eastman's new Camera
    George puts his easy-to-use Kodak camera in stores. It allows one to take multiple pictures in a set amount of time. This allowed movies to be taken easier and motion pictures really kicks off.
  • Fairbanks Death

    Fairbanks Death
    Douglass Fairbanks, an amazing American actor, dies of a heart attack. Fairbanks died at the age of 56. He left behind many leagues in the form of his movies.
  • SOIMP created

    The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers is founded by Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Disney, Orson Welles, Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, Alexander Korda, and Walter Wanger. The foundation is to reserve the right of independent movie makers. Some of the best movies are created because of it.
  • Comet Pictures is created

    With Columbia Pictures'Ralph khan Pickford creates Comet Pictures. The new company produces tons of great movies including "Sleep, my love (1948)"
  • Master without work

    The master filmmaker spent the last 10 years of his life without work. To spend more time on himself and his life.
  • Pickfords Sale

    Pickford shares here shares in the United Artist for 3 million dollars. In todays money that is about $19,000,000. Ending her 40 year involvement with the company.
  • Mary Pickford Foundation Created

    The Mary Pickford Foundation is formed. This organization is still up and running to this day and it helps out many film companies starting out.
  • Pickfords Award

    Te academy of Motion Picture Arts present Mary Pickford with the lifetime achievement award. With her accepting From Pickfair. She is happy and honored to be given this.
  • Pickfords Death

    Mary Pickford dies at the age of 87. She leaves behind 193 Legacies all with something to do with the film industry. Her career spending over a quarter century.