1890 Timelines: 1890 to 1899

Thomas Edison’s assistant, W.K.L. Dickson, begins devoting himself to the “motion picture project”.  He and his staff develop a horizontal–feed motion picture camera.

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1960

The Screen Writers Guild has called for a strike. It is demanding that its members receive a percentage of the television rights for films.   The “King of Hollywood”, Clark Gable, has...

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1959

The Motion Picture Association of America has repealed its 1957 ruling that forbids persons sympathetic to Communism, or those who refused to give evidence to the House Un–American Activities...

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