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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[on encouragement/discouragement] I never allow myself to become discouraged under any circumstances...The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-Itiveness; third, common sense.
Many of his experimental films were made in a small wooden building dubbed "The Black Maria" (spelled Maria but pronounced "Mariah") because it resembled a police wagon of the same name. Edison's Black Maria was built on a lot next to his lab and office. The building, essentially a large wooden shed covered with tar paper, was small enough that it was mounted on circular tracks so it could be ...
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