Erich Pommer

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Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany
On November 1, 1895, the first public motion picture film presentation was projected at Berlin's Wintergarten with the "Bioscop" apparatus invented by Max Skladanowsky and Emil Skladanowsky. In December 1895, Auguste Lumière and Louis Lumière began exhibiting projected films to the paying public in Paris with their "Cinematographe," a portable camera, printer and projector. Thomas A. Edison's company meanwhile had developed the "Vitascope" for motion picture projection. In 1896, the Gaumont Film Company became the first film company in the world, founded before any other studios. Read more...