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Edison's First Movie Set

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In February 1893, Thomas Edison opened the first movie set. Edisons studio, witch was only 50 feet long, could be turned easily so the son were always shining on it, one of Edison's earlyist films was called Fred Ott's Sneeze." Others' featured Annie Oakley and stars from Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. Movies sure have changed a lot since the days of Thomas Edison!

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In February 1893, Thomas Edison opened the first movie set. Edison's studio, which was only 50 feet long, could be turned easily so the sun was always shining on it. One of Edison's earliest films was called "Fred Ott's Sneeze." Others featured Annie Oakley and stars from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Movies sure have changed a lot since the days of Thomas Edison!


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2004 Education World

02/2005