vitascope


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vitascope

(ˈvaɪtəˌskəʊp)
n
(Film) an early type of film projector
[C19: from Latin vīta life + -scope]

vitascope

an early form of motion-picture projector.
See also: Films
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Although his company produced many attractions for the Kinetoscope and the Vitascope, he considered film's use for entertainment as a very low purpose, far short of its potential.
Its purpose was to showcase Thomas Edison's new projector known as the vitascope.
Then, in 1896, the Edison Company's Vitascope projector became the first commercially successful projector in the US.
In Popcorn with Maple Syrup, we meet up with some smooth operators like "10 per cent Ernie" Shipman and his wife Nell (whose eye-popping nudity in 1919's Back to God's Country ensured the picture's success), not to mention pioneering entrepreneurs and inventors such as George and Andrew Holland, who convinced a skeptical Thomas Edison that his Vitascope projection system had a future.
6) On August 31, Ed Houghton brought the Edison Vitascope to Toronto, including it among the attractions available at Robinson's Musee on Yonge Street at King Street.
In 1898, a scant two years after Thomas Edison perfected his Vitascope (a device for projecting motion pictures), J.
In the 1890s, licensing for the Kinetoscope and Vitascope had resulted in the United States being carved up into 32 exhibition territories, and this system of sub-distribution lasted well into the '80s.
4) In 1896 The Kiss, for Thomas Edison's Vitascope, irreversibly shattered our perception of the concrete and its relation to the imaginary.
It will be followed by the Kinetoscope (1894) and the Vitascope (1896).
Highlights of the hotel's expansive culinary offerings include 8 Block Kitchen & Bar, a 360-seat, full-service restaurant and bar; Vitascope Hall, a media/action bar outfitted with 25 flat-screen TVs; and Borgne, the latest restaurant by Chef John Besh (opening this winter).
In July, the Holland brothers introduce Edison's Vitascope to the Canadian public in Ottawa's West End Park.
A marvel in a marvellous age, the Vitascope screening of The Kiss--starring the Whitby-born Broadway comedian May Irwin--was a huge success.