Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Sprinkler Sprinkled

Cinema pioneer Louis Lumière directed and produced  L’Arroseur arrosé (“The Sprinkler Sprinkled”), the first known film comedy, in 1895. Just 45 seconds long, it was also the first film with a story line.

The poster for L'Arroseur (above), illustrated by Marcellin Auzolle, is the first poster designed to promote an individual film.

Thanks Bruce!

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