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January 1894 in Film & Television

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Film & TV History

Jan 7 William K.L. Dickson captures "Fred Ott's Sneeze" as a motion picture at Thomas Edison's Black Mariah Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Jan 9 William K.L. Dickson's motion picture "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" aka "Fred Ott's Sneeze" receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (Life With Father, Dames, Wedding March), born in Parsons, Kansas (d. 1963)
  • Jan 22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1971)
  • Jan 23 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), born in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • Jan 31 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)