Kinemacolor programme, 1912.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured lithograph isued by Charles Urban (1867-1942) and George Albert Smith (1864-1959), the developers of the Kinemacolor proces. This two-colour motion picture proces was invented by the British film producer Smith, and patented in 1906. It was taken up by the American entrepeneur Urban, and became the first commercially succesful motion picture proces. First shown publicly in 1908, it was used until 1916 in cinemas in the UK and twelve other countries throughout the world.