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The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies was a device called the "wheel of life" or "zoopraxiscope." It was patented in 1867 by William Lincoln.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_film

The history of film began in the 1890s, when motion picture cameras were invented and film production companies started to be established. Because of the  ...

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Film History by Decade: Select one of the decade sections below for movie history, or select an individual year (see Greatest Films - by Year). If you're interested ...

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100 Best History movies. by omidpacino created 06 Jul 2012 | last updated - 5 months ago. Showing all 100 Titles. Sort by: List Order (ascending), Title A-Z ...

www.filmbug.com/dictionary/moviehistory.php

Movies developed gradually from a carnival novelty to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment, and mass media in the 20th century.

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Nov 12, 2014 ... History of movie industry. Hollywood: Perhaps no other place on earth evokes the same air of show-business magic and glamour. The legend ...

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The 1800's. Motion Toys. As the popularity for the magic lanterns increased, people in Europe and the U.S. wanted to be able to use magic lanterns at home.

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The 1920's was a time for the movie industry to really blossom and expand. It was the beginning of the studio and the birth of the "star". The majority of film ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-commercial-movie-screened

On this day in History, First commercial movie screened on Dec 28, 1895. Learn more about what happened today on History.

www.britannica.com/art/history-of-the-motion-picture

History of the medium from the 19th century to the present. ... these phenomena permit the succession of still frames on a motion-picture film strip to represent ...