Jean-Claude SEGUIN

Chicago est une ville de l'état de l'Illinois (États-Unis).


Le kinetoscope parlor (State Street 148, [17]->28 mai 1894)

En mai 1894, un kinetoscope parlor de dix appareils est installé sur la State Street :

The new Edison device for recording and reproducing scenes of people and objects in motion is being exhibited at No 148 State street for the first time in Chicago. There are only twenty-five machines in existence and ten are in operation in Chicago. To many the new invention will seem marvelous as it records the most intricate movements with exactness. It is accomplished by a mechanical device operated by electricity, so constructed as to run films containing the pictures in slightly varying positions past a given point at the speed of forty-six times each second. Among the scenes in the machines now in operation are the interior of a barber shop in which smoke from a cigar held by one of the figures is clearly distinguishable, a wrestling match, a young girl in the act of dancing, a forge scenea cock fight and others. It is a device which, if not as practicable as some which have emanated from Mr. Edison’s genius, is quite as wonderful.

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 28 mai 1894, p. 6.

Les titres projetés font partie des premières bandes commercialisées par Edison.

Le Kinetoscope Parlor (State 57/Masonic Temple, >21 juin->3 novembre 1894)

chicago masonic temple 1891
Chicago. Masonic Temple. (c. 1891)

Un kinetoscope Parlor est annoncé au Masonic Temple en juin :

THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS TALKING ABOUT the freefight before Edison and his kinetograph the other day.
It will be reproduced in Chicago shortly at the Edison Kinetograph Parlor,
57 State-st. (Masonic Temple).

The Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, jeudi 21 juin 1894, p. 4.

Au début du mois de novembre, on présente "The Great Prize Fight".

chicago 1894 kinetoscope The Inter Ocean Sun Nov 4 1894
The Inter Ocean, Chicago, dimanche 4 novembre 1894, p. 16.

Le Kinetoscope (57 State St., <30 septembre->11 octobre 1894)

Un kinetoscopoe est installé en septembre sur la State St.

chicago 1894 kinetoscope The Inter Ocean Sun Sep 30 1894
The Inter Ocean, Chicago, dimanche 30 septembre 1894, p. 16.