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William Friese-Greene (1855–1921)

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With much of his money spent inventing new film processes he neglected his business affairs - in 1891 he was imprisoned after being sued for debt. See more trivia »

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(age 65) in London, England, UK

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 1920 Kino the Girl of Colour (Documentary short)
 1889 Hyde Park Corner (Short)
 1888 Brighton Street Scene (Documentary short)
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 1889 Hyde Park Corner (Short)
 1888 Brighton Street Scene (Documentary short)
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 1914 The Earl of Camelot (Short) (producer)
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He began his work in photography aged 14, with a apprenticeship at a local photographer's studio (Maurice Guttenberg), and then, aged 18, he opened his own studio building up a reputation and opening four shops of his own in Bristol, Plymouth and Bath.

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By early 1888 Friese-Greene had designed his first camera which was capable of taking a series of photographs on paper film. This was based on work done with the inventor John Roebuck Rudge in Bath. His second camera was built with two lenses for stereoscopic filming. Shortly afterwards he registered a patent for his camera, with a civil engineer, Mortimer Evans, and claimed that it could take ... See more »

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