Pathé-Baby

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Background

The Pathé Baby is an amateur cinema system invented by Victor Continsouza, manufactured and marketed by the French company Pathé Frères between 1904 and 1927, which stood out for being one of the first cinematographic systems conceived and designed to bring the cinema home.

1st Logo (1907-1922)

Visuals: On a black background, there is an oval with a picture of a cracked egg and a baby chick, with the text "Pathé-Baby" in a fancy font underlined.

Variant: A red tinted version exists.

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: None.

Availability: It was seen on Le Châteaux de Chambord (The Castle of Chambord) and L’infernal Contorsionniste (The Infernal Contortionist).

2nd Logo (1911-1924)

Visuals: Over a black background is the white, abstract rooster that crows again, which is written in a graffiti-like style, albeit with a fluorescent white drawing. Underneath is "Pathé - Baby" with underlined below the rooster, and the "-" is inside the leg of rooster.

Technique: A still, printed image.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on some Pathé-Baby 9.5mm films, such as La Bonne Cuisinière (The Good Cook in English) and Félix Le Chat (Felix The Cat).


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