ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHS IN MOTION

This was actually the title of a collection of shorts that were produced by Leland Stanford and directed and photographed by Eadweard Muybridge. On 4 May 1880 they made the very first presentation of motion pictures on the big screen for an audience. This was at the exhibition hall of the San Francisco Art Association, located at the time on Pine Street between Montgomery and Kearny (approximately where the Bank of America building stands today). Stanford and Muybridge had previously collaborated on Sallie Gardner (1878).


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

City and County of San Francisco: One of the shorts showed William Lawton, a gymnast at the San Francisco Olympic Club. He thus became the world's first movie star! Others were shots of various people and athletes in San Francisco.


CAST: William Lawton....
PRODUCER: Leland Stanford
DIRECTOR: Eadweard Muybridge
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Eadweard Muybridge

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