Murder and Moving Pictures

Thursday, January 31, 2013

National Book Award-winning author Edward Ball tells the true life/true crime story of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures tells how Eadweard Muybridge, who invented stop-motion photography and his patron Leland Stanford created the modern media age.


Edward Ball

Comments [3]

Noach from Bklyn


It's too warm in CA for dog sweaters.

Jan. 31 2013 02:14 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Walking dogs in the nude? California hasn't changed a bit since the 1880's, has it?

Jan. 31 2013 01:20 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Is that what Stanford's voice really sounded like? Are there surviving audio recordings of him speaking that Mr. Ball based his re-creation on?

Jan. 31 2013 01:14 PM

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