1897 in film


1897 in film

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Events

* 125 people died during a film screening at the Charity Bazaar in Paris after a curtain catches on fire from the ether used to fuel the projector lamp.
* Mitchell and Kenyon go into a film-making partnership
* Enoch Rector develops a 63 mm film format called Veriscope, which films the Corbett-Fitzsimmons championship match.
* Thomas Henry Blair develops a 48 mm film format called Viventoscope.
*Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Procession filmed

Films released in 1897

* "An Arab Knife Grinder at Work"
* "La Bandera Argentina"
* "Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight"
* "Horses Loading for Klondike"
* "The Milker's Mishap"
* "New Pillow Fight"

Births

* February 10 - Dame Judith Anderson, actress (d.1992)
* February 12 - Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
* March 16 - Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
* April 1 - Nita Naldi, American actress (d. 1961)
* April 14 - Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
* June 16 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948)
* June 19 - Moe Howard, American actor and comedian (d. 1975)
* October 28 - Edith Head, American costume designer
* October 30 - Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
* September 23 - Walter Pidgeon, American actor (d. 1984)
* November 13 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)


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