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William Friese Greene, English pioneer of motion pictures, c 1880.

Leaman, T C

 
William Friese Greene, English pioneer of motion pictures, c 1880.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Photograph by T C Leaman of Bath showing film manufacturer, inventor, photographer and moving image pioneer William Friese Greene (1855-1921). Friese Greene became interested in moving pictures in the 1880s, following a meeting with John Rudge, a maker of magic lanterns and slides. His first succesful picture, using celluloid film, was shown in public in 1890. His other experiments included three-dimensional and colour cinematography. He died almost penniles.

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