by Jack Le Moine
The first big hit in American movie history was Edison’s First Kiss. Not very sexy by our standards but serious stuff in 1896.
Every so often we like to resurrect an article from the blog’s past. This one is from December 17, 2008. – Just one of the gems buried in the blog’s archives.
While the quality of these early movies seems pretty lame today, the audiences of the 1890’s were experiencing the first sights ever seen by anyone in history: pictures that moved. The creativity was limited but the technology was, too. Each movie had to be contained in a film strip only 50 feet long! That means that each movie could last only a few seconds.
Here’s the rest of the article. The original article was written by JL, too.