Praxinoscope Theatre

Émile Reynaud

France

1878

9 1/2" x 101 1/4" x 14 1/2"

 

Cloth covered theatre. The moving images, reflected in mirrors, are viewed through the box cover to give the illusion of a theatre proscenium. The theatre has twenty strips.

 

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Praxinoscope Theatre

Émile Reynaud

France

1878

9 1/2" x 101 1/4" x 14 1/2"

 

Wood theatre. The moving images, reflected in mirrors, are viewed through the box cover to give the illusion of a theatre proscenium.

 

 

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Kinematofor

Ernst Plank

Germany

c. 1900

7 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/4"

 

This hand-cranked praxinescope theatre is styled after Emile Reynaud's theatre patented in 1877.

 

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Clussan-Lanauve

Watercolor

France

9" x 7"

1946

 

A sketch and subsequent cover for the Cannes International Film Festival of 1946. This is one cover from a series, Petit Historie Du Cinema, done as homage to the pre- cinema roots of the movies.

 

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