Celebrating the History of Motion Pictures from 1890 to 1960

1894 Timelines: 1890 to 1899

The Holland brothers open the first kinetoscope parlor in New York City on April 14.  In one year they have gross receipts of over $16,000.


Senator Bradley forbids the projection of one of Edison’s films that shows the dancer Carmencita’s undergarments as she dances.  This is the first case of censorship in the moving picture industry.


Significant Films:

The “Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze” is copyrighted as a photograph.


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