ⓘ 1889 in film

                                     

ⓘ 1889 in film

  • William K. L. Dickson completes his work for Thomas Edison on the Kinetograph cylinder either in this year or 1890. Monkeyshines No. 1 becomes the first film shot on the system.
  • The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film are made in Hyde Park, London by William Friese Greene.
  • Wordsworth Donisthorpe invents the Kinesigraph, which photographs a round image on 68 mm film.
  • Eastman Kodak is the first company to begin commercial production of film on a flexible transparent base, celluloid.
                                     

1. Films

  • Monkeyshines No. 1 – contradictory sources indicate this was shot either in June 1889 or November 1890.
  • Hyde Park Corner, the first moving pictures developed on celluloid film, and Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Buses and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses, a lost film, directed by William Friese-Greene
                                     

2. Births

  • Victor Fleming, American director and cinematographer died 1949
  • February 8 – Siegfried Kracauer, German movie critic and journalist died 1966
  • Musidora, French actress, screenwriter, film director died 1957
  • February 23
  • February 3 – Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director died 1981
  • May 3 – Beulah Bondi, American actress died 1981
  • May 31 – Athene Seyler, British actress died 1990
  • June 11 – Wesley Ruggles, American movie director, producer died 1972
  • Marjorie Rambeau, American actress died 1970
  • Salka Viertel, Austro-Hungarian actress and screenwriter. died 1978
  • April 26 – Anita Loos, American writer and producer died 1981
  • April 16 – Charlie Chaplin, British actor and film-maker died 1977
  • June 15
  • March 28 – Lola Braccini, Italian actress died 1969
  • May 20 – Karin Molander, Swedish actress died 1978
  • July 27 – Vera Karalli, Russian actress and ballerina died 1972
  • November 10 – Claude Rains, British-American actor died 1967
  • August 8 – Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor died 1968
  • August 24 – Tom London, American actor died 1963
  • November 19 – Clifton Webb, American actor died 1966