Tag Archives: thomas edison

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince If I asked you to name the first person who ever shot moving images on film, what would your guess be? Thomas Edison? The Lumière brothers? Someone more familiar to … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vitaphone View: This is Not a Musical!

Vitaphone View: THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL! From Edison’s earliest experiments to add sound to film, the overwhelming majority of pre-1920 talkie efforts included musical performances. In 1894, barely one year after Thomas Edison built his Black Maria studio at … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Ron Hutchinson, Vitaphone View | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Silents are Golden: What are the Top Ten Oldest Films? (That Still Survive)

What Are The Top 10 Oldest Films? (That Still Survive) We’ve all seen clips of early, scratchy films showing a woman dancing or blacksmiths at work, films more like experimental documentaries than anything else. But have you ever wondered: what … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Silents are Golden: Paving The Way For The Movies–A Nod To Victorian Film Pioneers

Paving The Way For The Movies — A Nod To Victorian Film Pioneers When you study the origins of film, it almost seems to have begun by magic. For centuries there was painting and sculpture. By the 19th century there … Continue reading

Posted in Posts by Lea Stans, Silents are Golden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments