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Film industry Film industry

Plaque: Film industry

Erection date: 13/12/12

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Between 1897-1915 Cecil Court became the heart of the early British Film Industry and was known as Flicker Alley. British film pioneers Cecil Hepworth & James Williamson had offices here, alongside international companies such as Gaumont, Nordisk and Vitagraph.
City of Westminster
Cecil Court Traders' Association 

Simon Callow did the unveiling honours. There seems to be a battle going on in Wikipedia as to whether Gaumont or Nordisk were the first film company in the world.

Site: Film industry (1 memorial)

WC2, Cecil Court, 27, Stephen Poole Fine Books

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Film industry

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Gaumont

International film company.  Formed in France by engineer-inventor Leon Gaumo...

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Nordisk

International film company. Formed by Ole Olsen.

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Vitagraph

International film company.  Formed in Brocklyn by J. Stuart Blackton and Alb...

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Cecil Hepworth

British film pioneer in the silent era. Born 12 Beaufort (now Somerset) Garde...

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James Williamson

British film pioneer.  Born in Fife, raised in Edinburgh.  Came south as a ma...

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Film industry

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

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