"movie" compounds

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 27 11:45:23 UTC 2004

On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> movie picture (OED3 1916)
> 1909 _(Elyria, Ohio) Evening Telegram_ 1 April 1/6 Fourteen Elyria stage
> hands have formed a union to be affliated with the Theatrical Stage
> Employees and Movie Picture Operators Union [sic].

Now come on, clearly this is one of the misdated Elyria Evening Telegram
issues.  As I have posted at length, there are no usages of the word
"movie" that check out prior to 1911.

Fred Shapiro

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