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Paul Menu (1876–1873)

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Object:Paul Menu (1876–1873)
Description:Portrait photograph of cameraman Paul Menu in profile with black hair and a narrow moustache. He is wearing a white shirt and a jacket.
Comment:Optician Paul Menu was the first cameraman in the region. He started to shoot newsreels in Bucharest in 1897. Having no laboratory, he sent his footage to the Lumière brothers in Lyon for processing.
Date:Not after 1900
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Romania (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arhiva Naţională de Filme
Archive:Arhiva Naţională de Filme (Collection ANF), Inv. No.: Doc-Cat 51
Editor:Karl Kaser