The Impossible Voyage by Georges Méliès

The Impossible Voyage (1904, dir. Georges Méliès): Explorers wanting to discover outer space accidentally fly into the mouth of the sun as it yawns. Coloring was done frame by frame by women in a production-line-method.
Check out this photo from Edison studios (1907-1914).

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Edison studios and early cinema !

EDISON STUDIOS (between 1907-1914) -A silent film studio in action – relatively simple, three-sided sets could be built side by side to make maximum use of the space, with two or more films shooting simultaneously.
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Check out this kick-ass portrait of Fritz Lang in 1969.

19th_EDISON STUDIOS - 1907-1914-A silent film studio in action - relatively simple, three-sided sets could be built side by side to make maximum use of the space, with two or more films shooting simultaneously.