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

Overview
Works: 112 works in 222 publications in 2 languages and 4,926 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Nonfiction films  Actualities (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Producer, Attributed name, Author, Instrumentalist, Photographer, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
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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 703 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 539 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 between 1894 and 1898 in English and Finnish and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucking bronco( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 110 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. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A cowboy riding an unruly 'bronco.' From Edison films catalog: A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine cowboy. This particular broncho is an unusually wicked one
Edison album( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 97 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
Silent Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting
The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hornbacker-Murphy fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A referee and five fans (including a waiter in his apron) look on as two young men box
Buffalo dance( Visual )

4 editions published in 1894 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 74 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
King John, excerpt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1899 and held by 74 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
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 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a spoof on the copyrighting of re-edited silent films. It consists of a comic written introduction tacked onto a very brief original film. The original, considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance, consists of a man, Fred Ott, sneezing
Caicedo with pole( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Raff & Gammon price list: The "King of the Wire" in his marvelous slack wire performance. $10.00
Dickson greeting( Visual )

2 editions published in 1891 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 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
Men boxing( Visual )

2 editions published in 1891 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 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
Bucking broncho( Visual )

2 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 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
Athlete with wand( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of films using athletes from the local Newark Turnverein as subjects
Glenroy brothers, no. 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sioux ghost dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. 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
Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph, the Corbett-Courtney fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Oakley( Visual )

2 editions published in 1894 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 71 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
 
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History of the kinetograph, kinetoscope, & kinetophonograph
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 Kennedy Laurie Dickson

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson regista e inventore inglese

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

威廉·肯尼迪·迪克森

Languages
English (113)

Finnish (1)

Covers
Buffalo danceBucking bronchoAnnie OakleyThe biograph in battle : its story in the South African War related with personal experiences