The History of Motion Pictures from 1890-1960
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).
James Whale (1889-1957) was born in Dudley, England and directed over 20 movies from 1930 to 1941.
(A Brief History) by: Ken Robichaux © 2007 All Rights Reserved © 2007 The Picture Show Man. All Rights...