1896 in film

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The following is an overview of the events of 1896 in film, including a list of films released and notable births.

List of years in film (table)

Events[edit]

Ad for Vitascope Hall, New Orleans, offering "an entirely new series of pictures".

Notable films released in 1896[edit]

Alexandre Promio[edit]

The pioneer filmmaker, Alice Guy, debuted this year.

Alice Guy-Blaché[edit]

  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • Le chapeau de Tabarin
  • Le clubmen
  • Les concierges
  • Les démolisseurs
  • Chez le barbier

Birt Acres[edit]

Maybe a surviving print of the film Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station.
Screenshot of A Nightmare.

Gabriel Veyre[edit]


Georges Méliès[edit]

Louis Lumière[edit]

Contrary to myth, Arrival Of A Train At La Ciotat it was not shown at the Lumières' first public film screening on 28 December 1895 in Paris, France: the programme of ten films shown that day makes no mention of it. Its first public showing took place in January 1896.

M.H. Laddé[edit]

Robert W. Paul[edit]

William Heise[edit]

The first kiss ever on film is in 1896 involving the great Canadian star May Irwin and John C. Rice.

William K.L. Dickson[edit]

Others[edit]

Births[edit]

Lilyan Tashman was an American vaudeville, Broadway, and film actress.

Debut[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birt Acres". EarlyCinema.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
  2. ^ Mast, Gerald; Kawin, Bruce F., eds. (2007). "Birth". A Short History of the Movies (abridged 9th ed.). Pearson Education. ISBN 9780321418210.