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1889 in film

The following is an overview of the events of 1889 in film, including a list of films released and notable births and deaths.



  • Eastman Kodak is the first company to begin commercial production of film on a flexible transparent base, celluloid.
  • The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film are made in Hyde Park, London by William Friese Greene
  • Wordsworth Donisthorpe invents the Kinesigraph, which photographs a round image on 68 mm film.
  • William Dickson completes his work for Thomas Edison on the Kinetograph cylinder either in this year or 1890. Monkeyshines No. 1 becomes the first film shot on the system.
  • Films

  • Hyde Park Corner, the first moving pictures developed on celluloid film and Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses, a lost film directed by William Friese-Greene
  • Monkeyshines No. 1 - contradictory sources indicate this was shot either in June 1889 or November 1890.
  • Births

  • February 3 - Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director
  • February 8 - Siegfried Kracauer, German movie critic and journalist
  • February 23
  • Musidora, French actress, screenwriter, film director
  • Victor Fleming, American director and cinematographer
  • April 16 - Charlie Chaplin, British actor and film-maker
  • April 26 - Anita Loos – American writer and producer (died 1981)
  • May 3 - Beulah Bondi – American actress (died 1981)
  • May 20 - Karin Molander, Swedish actress
  • May 31 - Athene Seyler, British actress
  • June 11 - Wesley Ruggles, American movie director, producer
  • June 15 - Salka Viertel, Austro-Hungarian actress and screenwriter.
  • July 27 - Vera Karalli, Russian actress and ballerina
  • August 8 - Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor
  • August 24 - Tom London, American actor
  • November 10 - Claude Rains, British-American actor
  • November 19 - Clifton Webb, American actor
  • References

    1889 in film Wikipedia

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