Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Limelight Department pioneered movie making

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1892 Australia: The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, was officially established in Melbourne. In the next nine years it produced arguably the first feature-length film and documentary film in the world.

The Limelight Department was operated by The Salvation Army in Melbourne, Australia, between 1891 and 1910. It produced evangelical material for use by the Salvation Army, as well as private and government contracts. In its 19 years of operation, the Limelight Department produced about 300 films of various lengths, making it the largest film producer of its time ...

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