Barber Shop

Barber Shop is an American film directed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson , released in 1894.

This film is a first shot with the first camera cinema vertical linear scrolling, Kinetograph , size 35 mm wide, with two pairs of four perforations per frame , designed by Dickson from sketches Edison and the first model that unrolled the film 19 mm wide, six perforations at the bottom of the frame, scrolling horizontally.


A barbershop. A sign: “The last wonder: shaves and cuts the hair for 1 nickel “. The barber looks after a customer. Two others wait and laugh while passing a review.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Barber Shop
  • Directed by: William Kennedy Laurie Dickson
  • Production: Edison Studios
  • Photography: William Heise
  • Duration: 29 seconds
  • Format: 35 mm double set of 4 rectangular perforations Edison, black and white, silent
  • Country: United States

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