The Lumière Brothers, Part 2


An early 20th century Autochrome picture of Louis and Auguste Lumiere, pioneers of color photography. Photo by Apic/Getty Images

Despite the huge impact the Lumières made with their multi-function motion picture camera, they didn't stay in the movie business. Louis went back to photography, and Auguste took a very different path. You can find part one of this topic here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/lumiere-brothers-part-1.htm

Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition: https://www.loc.gov/item/2006640668/

Holly's Research:

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  • Youngs, Ian. “Louis Le Prince, who shot the world’s first film in Leeds.” BBC News. June 23, 2015. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33198686
  • “Thomas Edison: Motion Pictures.” National Park Service. Feb. 26, 2015. https://www.nps.gov/edis/learn/kidsyouth/motion-pictures.htm
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  • Biography.com Editors. “Auguste Lumière.” Biography.com. April 2, 2014. https://www.biography.com/people/auguste-lumière-21330413
  • Perisse, Camille. “1939, War Prevents the Festival from Taking Place.” Festival de Cannes. June 21, 2017. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/infos-communiques/info/articles/1939-war-prevents-the-festival-from-taking-place
  • Salazard, B. et al. “Auguste Lumière, pioneer of the modern cicatrization.” Ann Chir Plast Esthet. June 2003. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12837641#

Topics in this Podcast: entertainment history, film history, siblings, 19th century, 20th century, Lumiere brothers, biographies, Thomas Edison, photography

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