Tag: Thomas Alva Edison

June 15, 2014 /

At around 5:30 in the evening on Dec. 10, 1914, a massive explosion erupted in West Orange, New Jersey. Ten buildings in legendary inventor Thomas Edison’s plant, which made up more than half of the site, were engulfed in flames. Between six and eight fire departments rushed to the scene,…

March 18, 2013 /

The founders: Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith

January 17, 2013 /

Once upon a time I had a friend whose great-granny invested in little Tommy Edison’s electric company… That’s neither here nor there, but, in his time Edison’s became a multifaceted company and he ran an East Coast syndicate that extracted fees from filmmakers – the very thing that made Cecil…