Alice Guy was born on July 1, 1873, in a Parisian suburb. It was the first day in what would be an incredible, adventurous, and ground-breaking life.
To celebrate the birthday of a woman whose name should be known to everyone, spend a moment thinking about what life would be like without movies. Filmic storytelling exists as we know it today because of the groundbreaking work of Alice Guy.
Here is a version of her very first film.
And here is her 1906 film "The Results of Feminism."