WorldCat Identities

Dickson, W. K.-L (William Kennedy-Laurie) 1860-1935

Overview
Works: 107 works in 236 publications in 2 languages and 6,756 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Filmed performances  Filmed dance  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Attributed name, Author, Instrumentalist, Photographer, Restager , Dedicatee, Illustrator
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Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
History of the kinetograph, kinetoscope, & kinetophonograph by W. K.-L Dickson( Book )

43 editions published between 1895 and 2001 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om udviklingen af de levende billeder fra de første eksperimenter med serielle billedoptagelser til celluloid-strimlens kinematografiske film
Carmencita : Spanish dance( Visual )

4 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Carmencita in a solo dance performance. Additional footage shows a boat being pulled up a swift stream and then several boats coming down stream. Also shows Japanese on a bridge near town. The Carmencita dance is the oldest film in the National Archives motion pictures holding. Carmencita: Spanish Dance, was filmed by Thomas Edison on a kinetoscope. All from about ca. 1894
Bucking bronco( Visual )

4 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Raff & Gammon price list: An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." 15.00
The life and inventions of Thomas Alva Edison by W. K.-L Dickson( Book )

16 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison album( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark first "peep-show" films that dazzled the viewers of the Kinetoscope were created by Thomas A. Edison and W.K.L. Dickson, and continue to be known as the first revelation of what film would become. Inventor Thomas A. Edison and William. K. L. Dickson, his principal associate, began work on the motion picture project in 1891. In 1894, they began to exhibit films commercially in the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device. Theatrical projection followed in 1896. These are some of the first films
The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Welton presents an amusing fight between two trained cats wearing boxing gloves
The Hornbacker-Murphy fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A referee and five fans (including a waiter in his apron) look on as two young men box
King John, excerpt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1899 and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scene from the Her Majesty's Theatre production of 'King John', showing the death scene of King John from Act 5 Scene 7 of Shakespeare's play
Buffalo dance( Visual )

4 editions published in 1894 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Sioux Indians in full regalia perform a "buffalo dance", while two others use drums to supply a rhythm. The three dancers move around in a circle as they perform the various actions that are part of the dance. All three wear feathers in their headbands and two wear decorative tails
Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894( Visual )

3 editions published between 1894 and 1971 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sneezing. Application for copyright was filed by William K. Laurie Dickson, Edison's assistant and supervisor of the new motion picture project. The frames were rephotographed from the still picture and turned back into a motion picture"--Early motion pictures
Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph, the Corbett-Courtney fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial Japanese dance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog
Annie Oakley( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series of Wild West show performances filmed for single-viewer peepshow machines. "Up first--as she usually was in the show itself--is Buffalo Bill's most famous performer for seventeen years, the markswoman Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Moses), age thirty-four here. After the death of her father, she had learned to shoot in rural Ohio and helped support the family by hunting wild game that she sold to Cincinnati restaurants. She was soon regularly winning contests over celebrated riflemen and at sixteen married one of her defeated opponents, Frank Butler, with whom she performed for the rest of her life. Edison's studio made for a cramped shooting range and left no space for her famous routine of leaping over a table, grabbing her rifle, and dispatching airborne clay targets. In the confines of the studio, she is not quite the 'Little Sure Shot' that Sitting Bull had dubbed her"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
Band drill( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: From "Milk White Flag." Marching band with leader at the head
Men boxing( Visual )

2 editions published in 1891 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
Sioux ghost dance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet"--Edison films catalog
Caicedo with pole( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00
Glenroy brothers, no. 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickson violin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. Features two men dancing to a violinist. Shows W.K.L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments. "This short film is the world's first known experiment in producing a motion picture with a recorded synchronized soundtrack. Though never commercially released, it survives as evidence of Thomas Edison's efforts to produce "sound movies" at the dawn of the American motion picture industry in 1894. Dickson, the first movie director in history, is the violinist and plays a brief selection from the opera "The Chimes at Midnight" by Jean Robert Planquette.--Transcript
 
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History of the kinetograph, kinetoscope, & kinetophonograph
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Bucking broncoBuffalo danceAnnie OakleyThe biograph in battle : its story in the South African War related with personal experiences
Alternative Names
Dickson, W. K.-L.

Dickson, W. K.-L 1860-1935

Dickson, William K. 1860-1935

Dickson, William K.L. 1860-1935

Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie

Dickson, William Kennedy-Laurie 1860-1935

William Dickson

William K. L. Dickson britischer Filmpionier

William K. L. Dickson Brits filmregisseur

William K. L. Dickson britský (skotský) filmový průkopník

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William Kennedy Laurie Dickson

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Вільям Діксон

Уильям Диксон

ויליאם קנדי דיקסון

ویلیام کندی دیکسون

ウィリアム・K・L・ディクソン

威廉·甘迺迪·迪克森

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English (123)

Spanish (1)