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View Diary: What are you reading? Mar 20, 2013 (51 comments)

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  •  The Inventor and the Tycoon, Edward Ball. (6+ / 0-)

    A fascinating story about Edward Muybridge, known for stop motion pictures of race horses and his relationship with Railroad tycoon Leland Stanford. Muybridge practically invented the modern motion picture and was a cold blooded killer as well. He was tried but found not guilty of killing his wife's lover in a California court. A native of Great Britain he traveled to California shortly after the Gold Rush  and later "developed" a photography business. He put on exhibitions projecting images of animals and people in motion. He attempted to collaborate with Edison in an attempt to add sound to his moving pictures leading to Edison's "invention" of the peep show.

    "Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down." Bill Clinton

    by irate on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 05:36:26 AM PDT

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