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Thomas Edison & His Trusty Kinetoscope Create the First Movie Filmed In The US (c. 1889)

Watch the first motion picture recorded in the US by Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison is undoubtedly America’s best-known inventor. Nicknamed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” for his prolific creativity, Edison amassed a whopping 1093 patents throughout his lifetime. His most important inventions, such as the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph, were not merely revolutionary Read MoreRead More

Oldest Known Voice, Music Recording Restored

 The oldest surviving tinfoil recording dating back to 1878 was scanned and converted to a digital audio. It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a Read MoreRead More

Google Talk: Inventing the Movies

From: AtGoogleTalks – Scott Kirsner visits Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book “Inventing the Movies: Hollywood’s Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs.” This event took place on October 16, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series. From Edison to the iPod, from the Warner Read MoreRead More