- 1891 in film
*W.K. Laurie Dickson supervises the construction of the first movie studio called the "
Black Maria" in West Orange, New Jerseywhich produces many of the early Kinetoscope short films of the 1890slater 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 Kinetoscopewhich moves horizontally.
May 20- First public display of Thomas Alva Edison's prototype horizontal kinetoscopeas " Dickson Greeting", is shown at Edison's Laboratory for a convention of the National Federation of Women's Clubsin West Orange, New Jersey.
August 24- Thomas Edisonpatents the motion picture camera. (which he receives in 1897).
Films released in 1891
Duncan and Another, Blacksmith Shop"
Duncan or Devonald with Muslin Cloud"
Monkey and Another, Boxing"
*"Newark Athlete (with Indian Clubs)"
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 15– Wallace 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)
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)
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
* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1891 1891] at the
Internet Movie Database
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