One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963)

An extremely strange and, one presumes unintentionally, creepy bicycle safety film from Interlude Films, involving monkey masks, a lot of accidents, and a lonely pi…more

Artistic Creation (1901)

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul – one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editin…more

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

A short adaptation in nine scenes from the Edison Manufacturing Company of the popular fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, directed by George S. Fleming and Edwin S…more

The New York World’s Fair, 1939-40

A remarkable series of amateur reels, amounting to more than 6 hours in total, covering the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair which took place on a 1,216 acre area of…more

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Mary and Gretel (1917)

A fairy brings two dolls to life, part of a short lived stop-motion puppet series by animator Howard S. Moss, described as Alice in Wonderland meets the Garden of E…more

The Monster (1903)

A 1903 film directed by French filmmaker Georges Méliès and, as is common with his films, starring the man himself. The story centres on the chaotic, and ultimate…more

Émile Cohl’s Fantasmagorie (1908)

An animated film by French caricaturist, cartoonist and animator Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of hand-drawn animation, and considered by many fil…more

The Somersault Man (1923)

A short silent clip from a Dutch newsreel showing a man somersaulting through the streets. Housed at: Open Images | From: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision…more