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Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later, as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances in his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer of these productions. And, he had a toyshop in Montparnasse.

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After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology he built his own camera and went on to become one of the great innovators of early cinema. He invented visionary tricks such as multiple exposure, time lapses, dissolves and hand-colored the celluloid negatives for his fantastical movies. During his life he directed more than 500 films, one of them the delightful A Trip to the Moon.

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