WorldCat Identities

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

Overview
Works: 90 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 3,041 library holdings
Genres: History  Film adaptations  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Silent films  Filmed dance  Sports films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Attributed name, Instrumentalist, Photographer, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.430973
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Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 694 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 )
35 editions published between 1895 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om udviklingen af de levende billeder fra de første eksperimenter med serielle billedoptagelser til celluloid-strimlens kinematografiske film
The life and inventions of Thomas Alva Edison by W. K.-L Dickson ( Book )
14 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silent Shakespeare ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sette film, basati sulle opere di William Shakespeare, realizzati da registi pionieri agli esordi della storia del cinema
Edison's invention of the kineto-phonograph by Antonia Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1894 and 1939 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buffalo dance ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1894 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series of Wild West show performances filmed for single-viewer peepshow machines. "As part of its appeal to authenticity, Buffalo Bill's Wild West included Native American performers, who by 1894 were participating in the show's reenactments of the Little Bighorn battle against Custer's cavalry--a revised history in which Buffalo Bill himself played a hero who takes 'the first scalp for Custer.' Buffalo dance is one of several kinetoscope films featuring Oglala and Brulé Sioux whom Cody brought over from Brooklyn on the Monday morning of September 24, 1894. The next day's New York herald reported archly on the scene under the headline Red men again conquered, 'A party of Indians in full war paint invaded the Edison laboratory at West Orange yesterday and faced unflinchingly the unerring rapid fire of the kinetograph. It was indeed a memorable engagement, no less so than the battle at Wounded Knee, still fresh in the minds of the warriors. It was probably more effective in demonstrating to the red men the power and supremacy of the white man, for savagery and the most advanced science stood face to face, and there was an absolute triumph for one without the spilling of a single drop of blood'"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
Bucking broncho ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a series of Wild West show performances filmed for single-viewer peepshow machines. "To photograph Buffalo Bill's horsemen ..., Dickson fenced a portion of the laboratory's backyard. 'The interior of the "Maria" was not large enough to allow any broncho busting,' as the Orange journal noted with understatement. The paper reported that Colorado cowboy Frank Hammitt was to have been filmed on his horse El Dorado, but 'he deemed it not advisable to attempt the act as the place was not large enough, the animal being an extraordinarily dangerous one.' Instead Hammitt can be seen standing on the fence shooting a revolver as Wyoming cowboy Lee Martin rides his horse Sunfish"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
Men boxing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1891 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
Dickson greeting ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1891 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film
Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film made for publicity purposes, as a series of still photographs to accompany an article in Harper's weekly
Carmencita ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hadj Cheriff, Arab knife juggler ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Athlete with wand ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sioux ghost dance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Edison films catalog: 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. 7.50
Louis Martinetti ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A performance on flying rings
Caicedo with pole ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 21 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blacksmithing scene ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1893 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annabelle butterfly dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1894 and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sandow ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eugene Sandow was the first star to perform before Edison's kinetograph camera. The film reprises the opening of his stage routine in which, according to the New York times, he performed 'a number of "tableaux vivants," to the accompaniment of slow music and much perspiration, with his mighty muscles standing out in bold relief in the white glare of an electric light'"--Videocassette notes by Charles Musser
 
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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 1860-1935
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