Antedating of "Movie"

Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 2 03:38:47 UTC 2007

movie (OED3 1911 Aug.)

1911 _Philadelphia Inquirer_ 8 Jan. 5 (America's Historical Newspapers)  I had entertained the mistaken impression that the house was one of those "Movies" -- as the small boy chooses to call the picture show shops -- notwithstanding the enthusiasm displayed in the advance notices of its erection.

Fred Shapiro

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