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When the Movies Began

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Stephen Herbert, When the Movies Began: a Chronology of the World’s Film Productions and Film Shows Before May 1896

London: The Projection Box, 1994

ISBN 978-0952394-10-5

28 pages, paperback, 15 x 21cm

Although superseded by the large amount of early cinema research that has taken place since, this short chronological listing remains the first attempt to make some sense of the many different competing claims to be ‘the first’ and/or ‘the inventor’. Now a historical document in its own right, Stephen Herbert’s ground-breaking work gives a clear summary of what was known about the early moving picture as it approached its centenary celebrations.