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Movies 1891

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Year 1891 in Film

Events

W.K. Laurie Dickson supervises the construction of the first movie studio called the "Black Maria" in West Orange, New Jersey which produces many of the early Kinetoscope short films of the 1890s later seen in penny arcades the following year after the studio is completed.
March - W.K. Laurie Dickson, an assistant to Thomas Edison, successfully develops a working prototype of the Kinetoscope which moves horizontally.
May 20 - First public display of Thomas Alva Edison's prototype horizontal kinetoscope as Dickson Greeting, is shown at Edison's Laboratory for a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubs in West Orange, New Jersey.
August 24 - Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. (which he receives in 1897).

Films released in 1891

-Dickson Greeting
-Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop
-Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud
-Duncan Smoking
-Men Boxing
-Monkey and Another, Boxing
-Newark Athlete

Births

February 7 - Ann Little, actress (d. 1984)
February 9 - Ronald Colman, actor (d. 1958)
March 6 - Victor Kilian, actor (d. 1979)
March 8 - Sam Jaffe, actor (d. 1984)
March 11 - Gertrud Wolle, actress (d. 1952)
March 31 - Victor Varconi, actor (d. 1976)
April 2 - Jack Buchanan, director, writer, and actor (d. 1957)
April 10 - Tim McCoy, cowboy actor, soldier (d. 1978)
April 15 – Wallace Reid, actor (d. 1923)
April 23 - Sergei Prokofiev, composer (d. 1953)
May 13 - Fritz Rasp, actor (d. 1976)
July 23 - Harry Cohn, Co-Founder of CBS Sales Association (Columbia Pictures)(d.1958)
November 10 - Philip Sainton, composer (d. 1967)
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1. Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud (1891)
Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Stars: Fred C. Devonald and James C. Duncan

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2. Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop (1891)
Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Stars: James C. Duncan

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3. Monkey and Another, Boxing (1891)
Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise

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4. Men Boxing (1891)
Men Boxing is a 1894 American short black-and-white silent actuality film, produced and directed by William K.L. Dickson and William Heise for the Edison Manufacturing Company, featuring two Edison employees with boxing gloves, pretending to spar in a boxing ring. The 12 feet of film was shot between May and June 1891 at the Edison Laboratory Photographic Building in West Orange, New Jersey, on the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, through a round aperture on 3/4 inch (19mm) wide film with a single edge row of sprocket perforations, as an experimental demonstration and was never publicly shown. A print has been preserved in the US Library of Congress film archive as part of the Gordon Hendricks collection.


Directed by William K.L. Dickson
William Heise
Produced by William K.L. Dickson
William Heise
Cinematography William K.L. Dickson
William Heise
Studio Edison Manufacturing Company
Release date(s) 1891
Running time 5 seconds
Country United States
Language Silent

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5. Newark Athlete (1891)
Newark Athlete is a 1891 American short film directed and produced by William K. L. Dickson. The film, roughly ten seconds in length, displays a young athlete swinging Indian clubs. It was filmed in May or June 1891, in Edison's Black Maria studio.[1] The film was made to be viewed using Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope.
In 2010, Newark Athlete was chosen by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. It is currently the oldest film chosen to be in the Registry.

Directed by William Dickson
Produced by William Dickson
Studio Edison's Black Maria
Distributed by Edison Studios
Release date(s) 1891
Running time 12 seconds
Country United States
Language silent

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6. Duncan Smoking (1891)
Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise
Stars: James C. Duncan

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7. Dickson Greeting (1891)
Dickson Greeting is credited as one of the world's first films. Directed, produced by and starring motion-picture pioneer William Dickson, it displays a 3 second clip of him passing a hat in front of himself, and reaching for it with his other hand. It was filmed on May 20, 1891 in the Photographic Building at Edison's Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey, in collaboration with Thomas Edison using his kinetograph. The film was played for viewers at National Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the first public presentations of a motion picture.


Produced by William Dickson
William Heise
Starring William Dickson
Cinematography William Heise
Release date(s) 1891
Running time 1 minute
Country United States
Language silent


 

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