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Annie Oakley (1894 film)

Annie Oakley is an 1894 short film, most notable for being Annie Oakleys first appearance on film. The man assisting her is likely her husband, Frank E. Butler. The film shows Oakley using a rifle to shoot at several stationary objects and thrown disks. It was shot on November 1, 1894, around Edisons Black Maria, West Orange, New Jersey. It lasts 21 seconds. This film remembers the Wild West shows of Buffalo Bill with Annie Oakley showcasing her rifle skills by shooting glass balls.

1894 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1894 in film

  • William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • January 7
  • Thomas Edison films his assistant, Fred Ott sneezing with the Kinetoscope at the "Black Maria."
  • April 14 – The first commercial presentation of the Kinetoscope took place in the Holland Brothers Kinetoscope Parlor at 1155 Broadway, New York City.
  • Birt Acres creates a 70 mm format, which he first uses to shoot the Henley Royal Regatta.
  • June 6 - Charles Francis Jenkins projects a filmed motion picture before an audience in Richmond, Indiana. Earliest documented projection of a motion picture.
  • Kinetoscope viewing parlors begin to open in major cities. Each parlor contains several machines.
  • Thomas Edison experiments with synchronizing audio with film; the Kinetophone is invented which loosely synchronizes a Kinetoscope image with a cylinder phonograph.
                                     

1. Notable films released in 1894

Birt Acres

  • Crows on Saffron Hill
  • Haycart Crossing Hadley Green, Middlesex

Charles-Emile Reynaud

  • Rêve au coin du feu
  • Autour dune cabine, animated short film.

Films directed by other filmmakers

  • Miss Jerry, directed by Alexander Black and starring by Blanche Bayliss, William Courtenay and Chauncey Depew.
                                     

1.1. Notable films released in 1894 Charles-Emile Reynaud

  • Rêve au coin du feu
  • Autour dune cabine, animated short film.
                                     

1.2. Notable films released in 1894 William K. L. Dickson

  • Lasso Thrower, starring by Vicente Oropeza.
  • The Dickson Experimental Sound Film also starring by William K.L. Dickson.
  • Buffalo Bill, starring William F. Cody.
  • Whirlwind Gun Spinning, starring by Hadj Lessik.
  • The Wrestling Dog, starring by Henry Welton.
  • Caicedo with Spurs, starring by Juan A. Caicedo.
  • The Cock Fight.
  • Oriental Dance, starring by Rosa.
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance, starring Annabelle Moore.
  • Imperial Japanese Dance, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by The Sarashe Sisters.
  • Ruth Dennis, starring by Ruth St. Denis.
  • Human Pyramid, starring by Saleem Nassar.
  • Trapeze
  • Miss Lucy Murray, starring by Lucy Murray.
  • May Lucas, starring May Lucas.
  • Unsuccessful Somersault
  • Topack and Steele, starring by George W. Steele and George Topack.
  • The Carnival Dance, starring by Madge Crossland, May Lucas and Lucy Murray.
  • Annie Oakley, starring Annie Oakley.
  • Sandow, Sandow No. 1 Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope, Sandow No. 2 and Sandow No. 3, starring bu Eugen Sandow.
  • Trained Bears
  • The Widder, starring by Isabelle Coe.
  • Finale of 1st Act, Hoyts Milk White Flag.
  • Leonard-Cushing Fight, starring by Jack Cushing and Mike Leonard.
  • Bertoldi Mouth Support, starring by Ena Bertoldi.
  • Sword Combat, starring by Najid and Saleem Nassar.
  • Chinese Laundry Scene, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Phil Doreto and Robetta.
  • Bertoldi Table Contortion, starring by Ena Bertoldi.
  • Wrestling Match.
  • Athlete with Wand.
  • Mlle. Capitaine, starring by Alciede Capitaine.
  • The Pickaninny Dance, from the Passing Show, starring by Joe Rastus, Denny Tolliver and Walter Wilkins.
  • Dance, starring by Rosa France, Frank Lawton and Etta Williamson.
  • Carmencita, starring by Carmencita.
  • Caicedo with Pole, starring by Juan A. Caicedo.
  • The Barbershop, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson.
  • Amateur Gymnast, No. 2
  • The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight, starring by Eugene Hornbacker and Murphy.
  • Wonderful Performing Dog, starring by Lucy the Dog and Ivan Tschernoff.
  • Mexican Knife Duel, starring Pedro Esquivel and Dionecio Gonzales.
  • Dogs Fighting.
  • Fred Ott Holding a Bird starring by Fred Ott.
  • Toyou Kichi, starring by Toyou Kichi.
  • Edison Employee Picnic.
  • Band Drill, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson, wrote by Charles Hale Hoyt and starring by Frank Baldwin.
  • Allenis Boxing Monkeys
  • Chinese Opium Den.
  • Cupids Dance, starring by Florence Ewer, Lenora Ewer and Mildred Ewer.
  • A Bar Room Scene
  • Fancy Club Swinger, starring John R. Abell.
  • French Dancers.
  • Babies in High Chairs.
  • Rat Killing.
  • Walton and Slavin No. 1, Walton and Slavin No. 2, Walton and Slavin No. 3 and Walton and Slavin No. 4 starring by John Slavin and Charles F. Walton.
  • Man of a Thousand Faces, starring George Layman.
  • Boxing Cats Prof. Weltons, may be the first comedy film ever made.
  • Hadj Cheriff, starring by Hadji Cheriff.
  • Rats and Terrier No. 2 and Rats and Terrier No. 3.
  • Bucking Broncho, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Frank Hammitt and Lee Martin.
  • Lady Fencers With Broadswords, starring by Louise Blanchard and Helen Englehart.
  • Lasso Exhibition, starring by Frank Hammitt and Lee Martin.
  • Annabelle Sun Dance, starring Annabelle Moore.
  • Buffalo Dance, starring by Hair Coat, Parts His Hair and Last Horse.
  • Luis Martinetti, Contortionist, starring Luis Martinetti.
  • Men on Parallel Bars.
  • Organ Grinder, No. 1 and Organ Grinder, No. 2.
  • Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney.
  • Fire Rescue Scene, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson
  • Summersault Dog, starring by Lucy the Dog and Ivan Tschernoff.
  • Sioux Ghost Dance, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson.
  • Fred Otts Sneeze also known as Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze starring by Fred Ott.
  • Highland Dance.
  • Cock Fight, No. 2, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson and starring by Henry Welton.
  • Sheik Hadji Tahar, starring by Sheik Hadji Tahar.
  • Armand DAry, starring by Armand DAry.
  • Lady Fencers With Foils.
  • Dance du Ventre.
  • Rats and Weasel.
  • Boxing, starring by Jack McAuliffe.
  • Glenroy Bros Comic Boxing, directed by William Heise and William K. L. Dickson. One of the earliest comedy films ever made.


                                     

1.3. Notable films released in 1894 Films directed by other filmmakers

  • Miss Jerry, directed by Alexander Black and starring by Blanche Bayliss, William Courtenay and Chauncey Depew.
                                     

2. Births

  • May 2 – Norma Talmadge, American actress d. 1957
  • December 8 – Marthe Vinot, French actress d. 1974
  • July 25 – Walter Brennan, American actor d. 1974
  • October 27 – Agda Helin, Swedish actress d. 1984
  • October 20 – Olive Thomas, American actress d. 1920
  • September 26 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress d. 1929
  • November 13 – Nita Naldi, American actress d. 1961
  • September 27 – Olive Tell, American actress d. 1951
  • February 14 – Jack Benny, American comedian d. 1974
  • July 27 – Mientje Kling, Dutch actress d. 1966
  • September 15 – Jean Renoir, French director d. 1979
  • June 16 – Norman Kerry, American actor d. 1956
  • May 20 – Estelle Taylor, American actress d. 1958
  • February 8 – King Vidor, American actor and director d. 1982
  • October 7 – Del Lord, Canadian pioneer Hollywood director d. 1970
  • November 9 – Mae Marsh, American actress d. 1968
  • January 3 – ZaSu Pitts, American actress d. 1963
  • August 10 – Alan Crosland, American director d. 1936
                                     
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