Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison: Godfather of Film Cameron Palmer FMS 001 TA: Chris McCoy November 11, 2010 Thomas Edison’s invention of the Vitascope in 1896 essentially cemented himself as the godfather of film as we know it and was revered for his work in the film industry. Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio to Samuel Edison and Nancy Elliott. “At an early age Edison revealed an enterprising spirit. He first cultivated a garden and sold produce in the local community. At age twelve he sold newspapers, sandwiches, and candy to the passengers and crew on the Grand Trunk Railway.” Later in his life, Edison conquered “Lighting, telegraphy, the improved phonograph, and sound recording,” but then took two distinct directions in the 1890’s. One of his focuses was the General Electric Company he started, but ultimately separated from after certain business choices was not to his liking. Edison then went to focus on motion pictures. Edison and his photography assistant, W.K.L. Dickson, were intrigued by motion picture after being shown a series
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course ENL 003 taught by Professor Swinkin during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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