Filmmakers: W. K. L. Dickson and William Heise.
Cast: W. K. L. Dickson.
Shot: between September 1894 and 2 April 1895; © no reg.
This short film is the world's first known experiment in producing a motion picture with a recorded synchronized sound track. Although the kinetophone combined recorded sound with moving pictures, even approximate synchronization was elusive. Continued

Filmmakers: Edwin S. Porter and Wallace McCutcheon.
Shot: April 1906; © 1 May 1906.
Print: MoMA.
Often hand-tinted, this short film was typically used by exhibitors to conclude their programs. It elaborated on a popular practice among exhibitors of the 1890s. They ended their programs with a film of the American flag waving in the breeze. The flag is the last of the "American Beauties" to appear; the first is the picture of a popular rose named "American Beauty."

Filmmaker: William Heise.
Cast: Annabelle Whitford.
Shot: April-August 1895; © no reg.
Print: MoMA.
Annabelle Whitford returned to the Black Maria studio for another filming session in the spring or summer of 1895, performing her established repertoire of dances, including this Serpentine Dance for Maguire & Baucus and their Continental Commerce Company.

Filmmakers: Edwin S. Porter and James Blair Smith.
Shot: October 1901; © 17 October 1901.
Print: LoC.
This picture is pronounced by the photographic profession to be a marvel in photography, and by theatrical people to be the greatest winner in panoramic views ever placed before the public," declared the Edison catalog.
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