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Annie Oakley, Sharpshooter, 1894

Filmed November 1, 1894, via Kinetoscope in Thomas Edison’s Black Maria studio by William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson, Annie Oakley was about the 11th film made after commercial showings began on April 14, 1894. Oakley’s early movie star opportunity followed from Buffalo Bill and Thomas Edison’s friendship, which developed after Edison personally built for the …

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