The History of Motion Pictures from 1890-1960
Charles Aubrey Smith (1863-1948), a popular British stage actor, appeared in his first movie in 1915.
Most commercial movies were, and some still are, shot using film that is 35 millimeters wide. When and Why did 35mm Film Become the Standard?
The "Latham Loop" is the small, slack-forming loop that the film's path takes just before it passes in back of a camera's, or in front of a projector's, shutter.
Well, actually you've asked a surprisingly complicated question. Sound didn't just suddenly appear with the production of one film, and the line between the "silent–era" and the "sound–era" is...
The first full–length feature film shown on television was a silent movie produced by Gotham Productions that ran for 6 reels (approximately 60 minutes).