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Posted by ShirleyUJest on 2000/10/27 00:11:07 GMT-4

Can anyone tell me what Thomas Edison's first film was? I'm thinking the famous "Sneeze" short. Thanks. -Shirl


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Re: Edison flicks
by Erin Barrett on 2000/10/27 04:53:45 GMT-4

Hi, Shirl,

Check out this chronological listing of Edison's films at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvchrn.html .

Edison's first film, it appears, was called "Dickson Greeting" and beat his well-known "Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" by 3 years.

I haven't watched many of the movies listed but "Cats Boxing," alone is worth a visit to the site.

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  • Re: Edison flicks
    by Jack Mingo on 2000/10/29 21:57:34 US/Eastern

    The boxing cats are good, although not PETA approved (watch the spooky "professor" guy holding them up to "box"). For a little Hallowe'en gore, watch "The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots" on the same site--beauty being in the eye of the beheader, I suppose.

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