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Roundhay Garden Scene (1888) Poster

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The earliest surviving film, a 2 1/8 inch wide paper roll, filmed at 10-12 frames per second. As of 2010, only photographic copies of parts of the paper filmstrip still remain.
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Sarah Whitley died ten days after the scene was taken. She was the earliest known born person ever to appear in a film, and also the first known person who had appeared in a film to die. There is reasonable probability that some other people showing in films for the next 20 years were earlier born than her (person born in 1815 would be 80 in 1895, when films were more common). As the jockey in Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878) seems to have died in 1912, the only person that could possibly died before her was the "Man Walking Around the Corner", who was filmed a year earlier.
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Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince's mother-in-law, who died in October of 1888, appears in the film, which is why there is some certainty regarding its chronology.
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