Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
(producer - segment "Electrocuting an Elephant", archive footage, as Thomas Alva Edison)
4 Biographical Movies |
9 Print Biographies |
9 Portrayals |
30 Articles |
Thomas Alva Edison | Thomas Edison
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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My mother was the making of me. She understood me; she let me follow my bent. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.
The film industry found itself centered in Los Angeles in part because of Thomas Edison. Edison formed the Motion Picture Patent Company (MPPC), and teamed up with a few other prominent figures in film production, giving them a sort of monopoly on filmmaking. They wouldn't let other filmmakers use their technology, and they controlled the different steps of production. Supposedly, they even hired...
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