A chronology of Manchester's Film History compiled by CP Lee. Comments and/or additional material welcome -
(This page updated 30-Nov-2011)
|1910 - 1913||THE INDUSTRY GROWS ...|
1910 - Both Warwick Trading Co and Urban (below left), London film production companies, began using film crews from Manchester and one particular news scoop was the London to Manchester air race won by Louis Paulhan (below right). Also in 1910 the Palatine Photographic Company changed its name to Lama Films (bottom left).
1911 - The Picture House, Oxford Street, opened (see bottom right, photo of brickwork sign above what is now a McDonalds).
1912 - John and James Blakeley established the Central Film Agency in Manchester.
1912 - Actor Wendy Hiller born Bramhall, Stockport on 15 August (d. 14 May 2003). Married Ronald Gow in 1937.
1912 - Screenwriter Paul Dehn born 5 November in Manchester (d. 30 Sept 1976). He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Murder on the Orient Express (1974).
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MANCHESTER FILM HISTORY established 2011.