TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1/PART 2  FROM THE MAGIC LANTERN

TO THE PROJECTED MOTION PICTURE

THOMAS EDISON ENTERS THE PICTURE

The Kinetoscope Project

Figure 1.17: “Monkeyshines”
Figure 1.18: The Horizontal-Feed Kinetograph
Figure 1.19: The Kinetoscope
Figure 1.20: The First Commercial-Length Motion Picture?

The Motion Picture Goes Commercial

Figure 1.21: The Black Maria
Figure 1.22: Kinetoscope Parlor

“A Lyric of the Stockyards” and Other First Attractions

Figure 1.23: The Popularity of Pugilism
Figure 1.24: Staging Movies
Figure 1.25: A Clear and Attractive Image

“Life-Size Presentations There Are and Will Be”: The Advent of Projection

Figure 1.26: Performing for the Kinetophone

The “Magic Lantern Kinetoscope”

The Latham Loop

Figure 1.27: The Latham Loop

“People and Things as They Are”: The Eidoloscope

Figure 1.28: The Eidoloscope

The Vitascope: The Moving Picture Becomes Entertainment

Figure 1.29: The Vitascope at Koster & Bial’s
Figure 1.30: Hand-Tinting Annabelle

The Tale of Jenkins and Armat

The Intermittent-Motion Mechanism

Figure 1.31: The Vitascope

The Maltese Cross

Figure 1.32: The Maltese (or Geneva) Cross

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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