1888 in film


1888 in film

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Events

*"Roundhay Garden Scene" by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince is credited as the first film.
*"Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge", also by Le Prince, is filmed on paper filmstrips.
* Thomas Edison meets with Eadweard Muybridge who proposes a scheme for sound film (February 27,West Orange, New Jersey).
* Etienne-Jules Marey starts work on his "chronophotographe" with 90 mm wide roll paper film.
* Emile Reynaud is the first to use perforated film for use with his animated show, Theatre Optique.

Births

*3 January - George B. Seitz; Director, writer, actor and producer (d. 1944)
*3 January - James Bridie; Writer (d. 1951)
*23 January - Franklin Pangborn; Actor (d. 1958)
*4 March - Rafaela Ottiano; Actress (d. 1942)
*5 March - Jules Furthman; Writer, director and producer (d. 1966)
*10 March - Barry Fitzgerald; Actor (d. 1961)
*30 March - Anna Q. Nilsson; Actress (d. 1974)
*26 April - Anita Loos; Writer and producer (d. 1981)
*27 April - Florence La Badie; Actress (d. 1917)
*3 May - Beulah Bondi; Actress (d. 1981)
*25 May - Miles Malleson; Actor and writer (d. 1969)
*4 July - Henry Armetta; Actor (d. 1945)
*16 July - Percy Kilbride; Actor (d. 1964)
*14 August - Robert Woolsey; Actor (d. 1938)
*17 August - Monty Woolley; Actor (d. 1963)
*12 September - Maurice Chevalier, French entertainer, Hollywood star 1972] )
*26 September - Wally Patch; Actor and writer (d. 1970)
*1 October - John E. Blakeley; Producer, director and writer (d. 1958)
*9 October - Hank Patterson; Actor (d. 1975)
*25 October - Lester Cuneo; Actor and producer (d. 1925)
*13 November - George Hayes; Actor (d. 1967)
*18 November - Frances Marion; Writer, director, producer and actress (d. 1973)
*23 November - Harpo Marx; Actor and writer (d. 1964)
*24 November - Cathleen Nesbitt; Actress (d. 1982)
*26 November - Francisco Canaro; Composer, producer and actor (d. 1964)
*6 December - Will Hay; Actor, writer and director (d. 1949)
*22 December - J. Arthur Rank; Producer and writer (d. 1972)
*27 December - Thea von Harbou; Writer and director (d. 1954)
*28 December - F.W. Murnau; Director, writer and producer (d. 1931))

Deaths

*22 January - Eugène Labiche; Writer (b. 1815)
*29 January - Edward Lear; Writer (b. 1812)
*6 March - Louisa May Alcott; Writer (b. 1832)
*24 March - Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin; Writer (b. 1855)
*12 May - Bedřich Smetana; Composer (b. 1824)
*4 July - Theodor Storm; Writer (b. 1817)
*30 July - Bartley Campbell; Writer (b. 1843)
*11 September - Domingo F. Sarmiento; Writer (b. 1811)
*24 October - Sarah Whitley (II); Actress
*19 November - Edmond Gondinet; Writer (b. 1828)

Marriages

*11 September - Robert Homans and Agnes Mary Josephine Mellon
*20 December - Charles Urban and Julia Avery

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1888 1888] at The Internet Movie Database


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