Tag Archive: Library of Congress

Oct 22

The Leonard-Cushing Match, 1894

Leonard gives Cushing a pre-scripted beating.

What’s the first commercial film made anywhere in the world? Quick now, what is it? In 1891, Edison’s company first filmed a boxing match, under the name “Men Boxing”. That, however, was a fake fight between Edison employees; 1894’s match was the real deal. Well, sort of…