Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

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The earliest extant sound film. William K.L. Dickson stands in the background next to a huge sound pickup horn connected to a Thomas Edison phonograph recorder. As he plays a violin, two men dance in the foreground. This film was made to demonstrate a new […]

The Cabbage Fairy (1896)

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1896 ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ (1873-1968) Blaché was the first of her gender to begin experimenting with film making. She worked as the secretary for Leon Gaumont, a French camera maker. She is credited with the production of at least 700 films in France and the US. […]