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28/12/1897: Pathe Expands

The Pathe Brothers

On the 28th December 1897, Charles and Emile Pathé, with the backing of industrialist Claude Grivolas and banker Jean Neyret, formed the Compagnie Générale de Cinématographes, Phonographes et Pellicules (Anciens Etablissements Pathé Frères) with capital of 1 million francs.   The head office was based at the brothers' phonograph shop at 98 rue de Richelieu in Paris.   Emile headed the phonograph business while Charles concentrated his efforts on the burgeoning cinematograph business. [ADD]

 

 

 

 

1897

France: 1897

 

 

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