1891 in film


1891 in film

Events

*W.K. Laurie Dickson supervises the construction of the first movie studio called the "Black Maria" in West Orange, New Jersey which produces many of the early Kinetoscope short films of the 1890s later seen in penny arcades the following year after the studio is completed.
* March - W.K. Laurie Dickson, an assistant to Thomas Edison, successfully develops a working prototype of the Kinetoscope which moves horizontally.
* May 20 - First public display of Thomas Alva Edison's prototype horizontal kinetoscope as "Dickson Greeting", is shown at Edison's Laboratory for a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubs in West Orange, New Jersey.
* August 24 - Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. (which he receives in 1897).

Films released in 1891

*"Dickson Greeting"
*"Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop"
*"Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud"
*"Duncan Smoking"
*"Men Boxing"
*"Monkey and Another, Boxing"
*"Newark Athlete (with Indian Clubs)"

Births

* February 7 - Ann Little, actress (d. 1984)
* February 9 - Ronald Colman, actor (d. 1958)
* March 6 - Victor Kilian, actor (d. 1979)
* March 8 - Sam Jaffe, actor (d. 1984)
* March 31 - Victor Varconi, actor (d. 1976)
* April 2 - Jack Buchanan, director, writer, and actor (d. 1957)
* April 10 - Tim McCoy, cowboy actor, soldier (d. 1978)
* April 15Wallace Reid, actor (d. 1923)
* April 23 - Sergei Prokofiev, composer (d. 1953)
* May 13 - Fritz Rasp, actor (d. 1976)
* July 23 - Harry Cohn, Co-Founder of CBS Sales Association (Columbia Pictures)(d.1958)
* November 10 - Philip Sainton, composer (d. 1967)

Deaths

*16 January - Léo Delibes; Composer (b. 1836)
*22 August - Jan Neruda; Writer (b. 1834)
*27 September - Ivan Goncharov; Writer (b. 1812)
*28 September - Herman Melville; Writer (b. 1819)
*10 November - Arthur Rimbaud; Writer (b. 1854)
*19 November - Gergely Csiky; Writer (b. 1842)

Marriages

*17 February - John Jacob Astor & Ava Willing
*25 February - George Gissing & Edith Underwood
*25 March - Edward Stratemeyer & Magdalene Baker VanCamp
*16 April - Arthur Tolkien & Mabel Tolkien
*8 July - Florence Kling Harding & Warren G. Harding
*9 September - Louis Couperus & Elisabeth Wilhelmina Johanna Baud
*21 September - Juhani Aho & Venny Soldan

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External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1891 1891] at the Internet Movie Database


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