1900 in film

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The year 1900 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

  • Reulos, Goudeau & Co. invent Mirographe, a 21 mm amateur format.
  • The Lumière Brothers premiere their new Lumiere Wide format for the 1900 World Fair. At 75 mm wide, it has held the record for over 100 years as the widest format yet developed.
  • Raoul Grimoin-Sanson also creates a sensation at the 1900 World Fair with his multi-projector Cinéorama spectacle, which uses ten 70 mm projectors to create a simulated 360-degree balloon ride over Paris. The exhibit is closed before it formally opens, however, due to legitimate health and safety concerns regarding the heat of the combined projectors ons, and releases the format as La Petite.
  • Gaumont-Demeny release their own 15 mm amateur format, Pocket Chrono.
  • Release of the first film version of Hamlet, an adaptation of the duel scene, with French actress Sarah Bernhardt playing the title rôle (sic.) and accompanying recorded sound.
  • Making of the first film to feature the detective character Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes Baffled, by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.

Notable films released in 1900[edit]

Births[edit]

Month Day Name Profession Year of death
January 2 William Haines Actor 1973
February 16 Albert Hackett Screenwriter 1995
February 16 Vincent Coleman Actor 1971
February 17 Ruth Clifford Actress 1998
February 21 Jeanne Aubert Actress 1988
February 22 Luis Buñuel Screenwriter, director 1983
February 26 Jean Negulesco Director 1993
March 3 Edna Best Actress 1974
April 5 Spencer Tracy Actor 1967
July 10 Evelyn Laye Actress 1996
July 27 Charles Vidor Director 1959
October 9 Alastair Sim Actor 1976
October 10 Helen Hayes Actress 1993
October 15 Fritz Feld Actor 1993
October 15 Mervyn LeRoy Director 1987
October 17 Jean Arthur Actress 1991
November 5 Natalie Schafer Actress 1991
December 6 Agnes Moorehead Actress 1974
December 17 Katina Paxinou Actress 1973

Deaths[edit]

Debut[edit]