Thomas Edison — the Hollywood connection

Tom Jackson
Jan 24, 2014


Earlier this week, when I was in Hollywood, Calif., I spent a lot of time photographing stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That's where I found the star devoted to Milan native Thomas Edison. It's located at 6700 Hollywood Boulevard, a little bit east of Grauman's Chinese Theater.

Edison was honored for his invention of the motion picture camera and his early work in making motion pictures. The Library of Congress' "American Memory" program has set up an online exhibit on his movie-making ventures. 

Thomas Edison's movies are so old, they have gone into the public domain. Edison made the very first Frankenstein movie; you can watch it in this post or download it at the Internet Archive(It's only about 13 minutes long.)






@ Mr. Jackson:

Cool! Thanks.

Hopefully you've been to his boyhood home.

I often thought that the statue in the square of his mother reading to him was very inspirational.

It speaks well of a mother's belief in her son when others disparaged him.

Sadly, think of the world's loss if she had listened to the "experts" of the day.