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Star lover
February 1st, 2018, 08:32 AM
The oldest surviving and perhaps the first ever live-action motion picture footage is a snippet of film known as "Roundhay Garden Scene" made by Louis Le Prince in 1888.


The clip, which runs for less than 3 seconds, shows Le Prince's family and a friend walking in a garden in Leeds, England.


Le Prince made two other motion pictures around the same time, one of traffic on Leeds Bridge and one of his son playing the accordion.

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Then he disappeared and was never heard from again. (He disappeared without a trace. Exhaustive searches were made, but he was never heard from or seen again!) The film survives.

You can view all three online. Remarkable!

February 1st, 2018, 10:11 AM
Thank you. Always enjoy the trivia you post.

February 1st, 2018, 10:38 AM
Thank you! Interesting, really wonder what happened to him.