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"Billy" Bitzer films Stealing a Dinner
If you wanted to see a movie back in 1899, you could go see the short film Stealing a Dinner, filmed on this day, April 28, 1899 by cameraman G.W. "Billy" Bitzer. The comedy featured Professor Leonidas and his troupe of dogs and cats. This is the story:
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VIDEO CREDIT: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. "Stealing a dinner," 1903. Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress. Call Number FEC 2172.