Alice Guy-Blaché, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alice Guy-Blaché

French film director

Date of Birth: 01-Jul-1873

Place of Birth: Saint-Mandé, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 24-Mar-1968

Profession: screenwriter, actor, author, film director, film producer, director, film actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Alice Guy-Blaché

  • Alice Guy or Alice Guy-Blaché (July 1, 1873 – March 24, 1968) was a French pioneer filmmaker, active from the late 19th century, and one of the very first to make a narrative fiction film.
  • She was the first woman to direct a film.
  • From 1896 to 1906, she was probably the only female filmmaker in the world.
  • She experimented with Gaumont's Chronophone sync-sound system, and with color-tinting, interracial casting, and special effects.She was artistic director and a co-founder of Solax Studios in Flushing, New York.
  • In 1912, Solax invested $100,000 for a new studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey, the center of American filmmaking prior to the establishment of Hollywood.
  • That year, she made the film A Fool and His Money, probably the first to have an all-African-American cast.
  • The film is now at the National Center for Film and Video Preservation at the American Film Institute.

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