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The year 1900 in film involved some significant events.


  • Reulos, Goudeau & Co. invent Mirographe, a 21 mm amateur format.
  • The Lumiere Brothers premiere their new Lumiere Wide format for the 1900 World Fair. At 75 mm wide, it has held the record for over 100 years as the widest format yet developed.
  • Raoul Grimoin-Sanson also creates a sensation at the 1900 World Fair with his multi-projector Cineorama spectacle, which uses ten 70 mm projectors to create a simulated 360-degree balloon ride over Paris. The exhibit is closed before it formally opens, however, due to legitimate health and safety concerns regarding the heat of the combined projectors and the highly flammable nitrate film.
  • W.C. Hughes redesigns the 17.5 mm format to have smaller perforations, and releases the format as La Petite.
  • Gaumont-Demeny release their own 15 mm amateur format, Pocket Chrono.

Films released in 1900Edit


Month Day Name Profession Year of death
January 1 Mildred Davis actress 1969
2 William Haines actor 1973
30 Martita Hunt actress 1969
February 16 Albert Hackett screenwriter 1995
22 Luis Buñuel screenwriter, director 1983
26 Jean Negulescu director 1993
March 3 Edna Best actress 1974
April 5 Spencer Tracy actor 1967
July 10 Evelyn Laye actress 1996
27 Charles Vidor director 959
August 19 Colleen Moore actress 1988
September 13 Gladys George actress 1954
October 9 Alistair Sim actor 1976
10 Helen Hayes actress 1993
15 Fritz Feld actor 1993
15 Mervyn LeRoy director 1987
17 Jean Arthur actress 1991
November 5 Natalie Schafer actress 1991
December 6 Agnes Moorehead actress 1974
17 Katina Paxinou actress 1973