Even Further Antedating of "Movie"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Dec 6 15:02:07 UTC 2007

On Dec 2, 2007 8:28 AM, Shapiro, Fred <Fred.Shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> movie (OED3 1911)
> 1909 _Philadelphia Inquirer_ 14 Nov. 10 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Then, as is his
> habit, after a few moments of thought, he resumed with a new picture -- as they would say
> in the "movies."

I've written about this and other early "movie" cites in my column on
OUPblog today...


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