cinema in the 1950s

The first movie projector was the Zoopraxiscope, invented by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge in 1879. The zoopraxiscope projected images from rotating glass disks in rapid succession to give the impression of motion. The stop-motion images were initially painted onto the glass, as silhouettes.

1895
MAJOR WOODVILLE LATHAM (1838 – 1911)
A public showing of a four-minute film takes place in a storefront at 153 Broadway, New York on May 20 of this year. It was a boxing match which had been filmed by Woodville Latham and his sons Otway and Grey. The staged fight had been filmed on the roof of Madison Square Garden.




The boxers were known as ‘Young Griffo’ and ‘Battling Barnett’. When asked by son Otway Latham whether a scene could be projected on a screen like in the Kinetoscope parlours, father Woodville answered, “You can project anything on a screen that you can see with the naked eye and which can be photographed.”




 Movies of the 1950s

Cinderella (1950) In the late 1940s, Walt Disney was in desperate need of a hit film. …
Rashomon (1950) Daiei Motion Picture Company. …
Sunset Boulevard (1950) Paramount Pictures. …
All About Eve (1950) 20th Century Fox. …
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Warner Bros. …
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) MGM. …
High Noon (1952) …
The Robe (1953)