Event Carl Hertz, the Premier Prestidigitateur and illusionist in the World
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Venue Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Mr Harry Rickards New Tivoli Minstrel and Grand Specialty Co
First Date 22 August 1896
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description 'The Photo-Electric Sensation of the Nineteenth Century, the Cinematographie'. First screening in Australia of moving pictures.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Film
Name Function Notes
Carl Hertz Illusionist
Further Information There was a private Midnight presentation of the Cinematograhe by Hertz for Harry Rickards and his associates and local Melbourne performers on Monday 17 August, as noted by the Herald.
Data Source
Source Description
Book Frank van Straten, Tivoli
Event Identifier 105274