1889 in film
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This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (May 2018)
The following is an overview of the events of 1889 in film, including a list of films released and notable births.
- 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 K. L. 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.
- 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.
- February 3 – Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (died 1981)
- February 8 – Siegfried Kracauer, German movie critic and journalist (died 1966)
- February 23
- April 16 – Charlie Chaplin, British actor and film-maker (died 1977)
- April 26 – Anita Loos, American writer and producer (died 1981)
- May 3 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (died 1981)
- May 20 – Karin Molander, Swedish actress (died 1978)
- May 31 – Athene Seyler, British actress (died 1990)
- June 11 – Wesley Ruggles, American movie director, producer (died 1972)
- June 15
- July 27 – Vera Karalli, Russian actress and ballerina (died 1972)
- August 8 – Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (died 1968)
- August 24 – Tom London, American actor (died 1963)
- November 10 – Claude Rains, British-American actor (died 1967)
- November 19 – Clifton Webb, American actor (died 1966)
- "Charlie Chaplin - British actor, director, writer, and composer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 May 2018.