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Ad for Vitascope Hall, New Orleans, offering "an entirely new series of pictures".

Notable films released in 1896Edit

Alexandre PromioEdit

The pioneer filmmaker, Alice Guy, debuted this year.

Alice Guy-BlachéEdit

  • The Cabbage Fairy
  • Le chapeau de Tabarin
  • Le clubmen
  • Les concierges
  • Les démolisseurs
  • Chez le barbier

Birt AcresEdit

Maybe a surviving print of the film Arrival of a Train at Vincennes Station.
Screenshot of A Nightmare.

Gabriel VeyreEdit

Georges MélièsEdit

Louis LumièreEdit

Contrary to myth, Arrival Of A Train At La Ciotat it was not shown at the Lumières' first public film screening on 28 December 1895 in Paris, France: the programme of ten films shown that day makes no mention of it. Its first public showing took place in January 1896.

M.H. LaddéEdit

Robert W. PaulEdit

William HeiseEdit

The first kiss ever on film is in 1896 involving the great Canadian star May Irwin and John C. Rice.

William K.L. DicksonEdit



Lilyan Tashman was an American vaudeville, Broadway, and film actress.


External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Birt Acres". Archived from the original on 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
  2. ^ Mast, Gerald; Kawin, Bruce F., eds. (2007). "Birth". A Short History of the Movies (abridged 9th ed.). Pearson Education. ISBN 9780321418210.