A Christmas Carol (1910) – Ebenezer Scrooge Played by Tom Ricketts – One Of The Earliest Versions of This Charles Dickens Classic

The actor playing Ebenezer Scrooge in this FIRST AMERICAN adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol is Thomas B. Ricketts. (January 15, 1853 – January 19, 1939) Ricketts was a London-born American stage and film actor and director who was a pioneer in the film industry. He also directed one of the first motion pictures ever made in Hollywood….

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The Very First Known ANIMATION – Émile Cohl’s ‘Fantasmagorie’ (1908) It’s FUNNY! (VIDEO)

I love knowing pieces of entertainment industry history and this is a special one. French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl, created the first known animated film, Fantasmagorie. Available in the public domain here: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/emile-cohls-fantasmagorie-1908/ One of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation is Fantasmagorie and widely considered the very first animated cartoon. The animation may…

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