Georges Méliès
Date of Birth
Dec 08, 1861
Birth Place:
Paris, France


Georges Méliès, the most significant creative artist of very early motion pictures, was born the third son of a wealthy Parisian bootmaker. After a stint in the French Army, Méliès went to London to apprentice in the shop of a friend of his father's. Méliès' English was poor, so he began to take refuge in the Egyptian Theater, an establishment run by the English magicians Maskelyne and Cooke. By...