1892 Timelines: 1890 to 1899

Edison’s use of 1-1/2 inch film in his vertical–feed motion picture camera establishes the basis for today’s standard 35mm commercial film gauge.

 

 

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The Picture Show Man website was established in 2004 to be a comprehensive and free resource for anyone interested in vintage movies. Our focus is the history of motion pictures from the beginning of its development in 1890, to the end of 1960.

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The Motion Picture Association of America has repealed its 1957 ruling that forbids persons sympathetic to Communism, or those who refused to give evidence to the House Un–American Activities...

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