1899 in film


1899 in film

The year 1899 in film involved some significant events.

Events

*T.C. Hepworth invents Biokam, a 17.5 mm format which also is the first format to have a center perforation.
*John Alfred Prestwich invents a 13 mm amateur format.

Films released in 1899

* "Cléopâtre"
* "Jeanne d'Arc"
* "The Kiss in the Tunnel

Births

*January 6Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
*January 10 - Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (d. 1931)
*February 15 - Gale Sondergaard, American actress (d. 1985)
*February 22 - George O'Hara, American actor, screenwriter (d. 1966)
*March 23 - Dora Gerson, German actress (d. 1943)
*May 10 - Fred Astaire, American actor/dancer (d. 1987)
*June 15 - Einar Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1927)
*June 30 - Madge Bellamy, American actress (d. 1990)
*July 7 - George Cukor, American director (d. 1983)
*July 10John Gilbert, American actor (d. 1936)
*July 14 - Martha Mansfield, American actress (d. 1923)
*July 17 - James Cagney, American Actor (d. 1986
*August 13 - Alfred Hitchcock, British director (d. 1980)
*October 20Evelyn Brent, American actress (d. 1975)
*October 23 - Lilyan Tashman, American actress (d. 1934)
*November 11 - Pat O'Brien, American actor (d. 1983)
*November 17 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian-born American pioneer motion-picture sound engineer (d. 1971)
*December 16 - Noel Coward, English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music (d. 1973)
*December 25 - Humphrey Bogart, American Actor, (d. 1957)


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