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Exhibition: The forgotten showman - R W Paul / Bradford, from 22 November 2019

Discover how Robert Paul, the forgotten pioneer of cinematography, invented British cinema. The year is 1894—a time of competition and innovation. Young engineer Robert Paul is sitting in his workshop when two businessmen arrive with the proposition of a lifetime.

Discover the beginnings of a new industry, enter the magic of the music hall and witness the race for the next big thing in entertainment: cinema. In the heart of Bradford, the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, we are proud to reveal this forgotten hero of cinema, 150 years after his birth.

Visit The Forgotten Showman and discover the man who invented British cinema.

National Science+Media Museum
Curated by Toni Booth

22 November 2019 - 29 March 2020
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Comment by Tom Ruffles PhD, ARPS on November 20, 2019 at 22:53

If this is the same exhibition that was at Bruce Castle and the London Metropolitan Archives, co-curated by Ian Christie, it is worth a look.  It is accompanied by a graphic booklet (rather short to be called a graphic novel) about Paul's career, Time Traveller: Robert Paul and the Invention of Cinema

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