México, D.F. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM; Juan Pablos Editor; Voyeur, 2016. b/w plates, ports., facs., tbls., maps, indices, bibliographical references (pages 177-182), duo tone pict. wrps. Item #107854
"This volume of the series accounts on how the inventors of cinema Edison and the brothers Lumière began to face in 1896 the powerful competitors in France, England and United States that eventually would displaced them from the industry. However, this edition has a special meaning because it was in 1898 when Salvador Toscano, one of the most important filmmakers of the era and the first Mexican among them, began to make his own productions, which are described in detail. The book also recalls the adventures of a local inventor who sought to compete with the industrial cinematographic powers with a stereoscopic image projection device called "aristografo” and tells the controversy caused by certain statements of Thomas Edison during the U.S. Hispanic war in Cuba." (Our translation) --Verso Cover. CONTENTS: Presentación -- 1898: Primera parte. La competencia en los inicios del cine -- Europa y Estados Unidos -- La empresa Toscano-Mongrand en la Ciudad de México -- Otras empresas y noticias en la capital de la República -- Exhibiciones en provincia -- La producción de 1898 -- El "aristógrafo mexicano": vistas fijas y estereoscópicas -- Edison y la Guerra en Cuba. LIMITED EDITION OF 500.