Pathé-Baby

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

The Pathé Baby is an amateur cinema system invented by Victor Continsouza, manufactured and marketed by the French company Pathé Frères between 1922 and 1946, which stood out for being one of the first cinematographic systems conceived and designed to bring the cinema home.

1st Logo (1916-1924?)

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

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare. 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).

2nd Logo (1918-1922)

Pathé Baby logo.jpg

Logo: On a black background, we see 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: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

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

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