On This Day

July 1896 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Jul 26 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 1 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • Jul 3 Doris Lloyd, Irish-American actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1932)
  • Jul 25 Jack Perrin, American actor, born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • Jul 26 Charles Butterworth, American actor (Mad Genius), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1946)
  • Jul 28 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1926)