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1888 in film

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1888 in film

The following is an overview of the events of 1888 in film, including a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

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Events

  • George Eastman files for a patent for his photographic film.
  • Thomas Edison meets with Eadweard Muybridge who proposes a scheme for sound film (February 27, West Orange, New Jersey).
  • Étienne-Jules Marey starts work on his chronophotographe with 90 mm wide roll paper film.
  • Émile Reynaud is the first to use perforated film for use with his animated show, Théâtre Optique.
  • Films

  • Roundhay Garden Scene directed by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince is credited by many as the first film but is actually the second film (after Man Walking Around A Corner, also by Le Prince).
  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge, directed by Louis Le Prince, is filmed on paper filmstrips.
  • Accordion Player, directed by Louis Le Prince.
  • Pferd und Reiter Springen über ein Hindernis, directed by Ottomar Anschütz in Germany.
  • Brighton Street Scene, a lost film directed by William Friese-Greene.
  • Births

  • 3 January
  • George B. Seitz – American director, writer, actor and producer (died 1944)
  • James Bridie – Scottish writer (died 1951)
  • 23 January - Franklin Pangborn – American actor (died 1958)
  • 4 March - Rafaela Ottiano – Italian-born American actress (died 1942)
  • 5 March - Jules Furthman – American writer, director and producer (died 1966)
  • 10 March - Barry Fitzgerald – Irish actor (died 1961)
  • 30 March - Anna Q. Nilsson – Swedish-born American actress (died 1974)
  • 11 April - Donald Calthrop, English actor (d. 1940)
  • 27 April - Florence La Badie – American actress (died 1917)
  • 17 May - Claude Mérelle – French actress (died 1976)
  • 25 May - Miles Malleson – English actor and writer (died 1969)
  • 4 July - Henry Armetta – Italian-born American actor (died 1945)
  • 16 July - Percy Kilbride – American actor (died 1964)
  • 14 August - Robert Woolsey; Actor (died 1938)
  • 17 August - Monty Woolley; Actor (died 1963)
  • 12 September - Maurice Chevalier – French actor and singer (died 1972)
  • 25 September - Hanna Ralph – German actress (died 1978)
  • 26 September - Wally Patch – English actor and writer (died 1970)
  • 1 October - John E. Blakeley – English producer, director and writer (died 1958)
  • 9 October - Hank Patterson – American actor (died 1975)
  • 18 October - Paul Vermoyal, French actor (died 1925)
  • 25 October - Lester Cuneo – American actor and producer (died 1925)
  • 18 November - Frances Marion – American writer, director, producer and actress (died 1973)
  • 23 November - Harpo Marx – American actor and writer (died 1964)
  • 24 November - Cathleen Nesbitt – English actress (died 1982)
  • 25 November - Amund Rydland – Norwegian actor (died 1967)
  • 26 November - Francisco Canaro – Uruguayan-born Argentine composer, producer and actor (died 1964)
  • 6 December - Will Hay – English actor, writer and director (died 1949)
  • 18 December - Gladys Cooper – English actress (died 1971)
  • 22 December - J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank – English producer and writer (died 1972)
  • 27 December - Thea von Harbou – German actress, writer and director (died 1954)
  • 27 December - Svend Melsing – Danish actor and playwright (died 1946)
  • 28 December - F. W. Murnau – German director, writer and producer (died 1931)
  • Deaths

  • 23 January - Eugène Marin Labiche – French writer (born 1815)
  • 29 January - Edward Lear – German writer (born 1812)
  • 6 March - Louisa May Alcott – American writer (born 1832)
  • 24 March - Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin – Russian writer (born 1855)
  • 12 May - Bedřich Smetana – Czech composer (born 1824)
  • 4 July - Theodor Storm – German writer (born 1817)
  • 30 July - Bartley Campbell – American writer (born 1843)
  • 11 September - Domingo F. Sarmiento – Argentine writer (born 1811)
  • 19 November - Edmond Gondinet – French writer (born 1828)
  • References

    1888 in film Wikipedia


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