1907 in film


1907 in film

The year 1907 in film involved some significant events.__TOC__

Events

* January 19 - "Variety" publishes its first film review.
* May 7 - Seattle film maker William Harbeck sets up a camera at the front of a B.C. Electric streetcar and films the downtown streets of Vancouver, British Columbia. Pieces of the film, the earliest survivng of the city [ [http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/archives_harbeck_film.htm Vancouver History Archives: Harbeck film] ] , have disappeared, only about 7 minutes remain. [ [http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/amia-l/2005/11/msg00202.html Request by Vancouver Public Library for further information] ]
* June 20 - "L'Enfant prodigue", the first feature-length motion picture produced in Europe, opens in Paris.
* November 28 - In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater (in a few years he had the largest theater chain in New England and in 1917 he founded his own production company, which eventually became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).
* Carl Laemmle of Paramount experiments with combining audio from phonographs with film. Laemmle's experiements lead to the German development of "Syncroscope." Syncroscope had several successful demonstrations, but was eventually abandoned.
* The Kalem Company founded in New York City by Frank J. Marion, Samuel Long, and George Kleine. They would make the first "Ben-Hur" film, directed by Sidney Olcott.

Films released in 1907

* "20,000 Lieues Sous les Mers"
* "Ben-Hur"
* "Laughing Gas"
* "L'Enfant prodigue"
* "The Lion Hunt"
* "Salaviinanpolttajat"
* "El Sartorio"
* "Tunneling the Channel"

Births

* January 16 - Alexander Knox, actor (d. 1995)
* January 20 - Paula Wessley, actress, producer (d. 2000)
* January 22 - Mary Dresselhuys, actress, (d. 2004)
* February 15 - Cesar Romero, actor (d. 1994)
* February 17 - Buster Crabbe, actor (d. 1983)
* February 22 - Robert Young, actor (d. 1998)
* March 11 - Jessie Matthews, actress, singer (d. 1981)
* March 19 - Kent Smith, actor (d. 1985)
* March 31 - Eddie Quillan, actor (d. 1990)
* April 3 - Iron Eyes Cody, actor (d. 1999)
* April 19 - Lina Basquette, actress (d. 1994)
* April 29 - Fred Zinnemann, director (d. 1997)
* May 12 - Katharine Hepburn, actress (d. 2003)
* May 22 - Lord Laurence Olivier, actor (d. 1989)
* May 26 - John Wayne, actor (d. 1979)
* June 4 - Rosalind Russell, actress (d. 1976)
* June 16 - Jack Albertson, actor (d. 1981)
* June 24 - Martha Sleeper, actress (d. 1987)
* July 14 - Olive Borden, actress (d. 1947)
* July 16 - Barbara Stanwyck, actress (d. 1990)
* July 19 - Isabel Jewell, actress (d. 1972)
* July 27 - Ross Alexander, actor (d. 1937)
* August 3 - Adrienne Ames, actress (d. 1947)
* August 12 - Joe Besser, actor, comedian (d. 1988)
* September 15 - Fay Wray, actress (d. 2004)
* September 29 - Gene Autry, actor (d. 1998)
* December 22 - Peggy Ashcroft, actress (d. 1991)

Deaths

* (unknown)

References


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