Saturday, August 29, 2015
Photo by “Bencherlite” from Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Watching History Happen
It is very striking that, in this article published in 1905, no mention is made of the Wright Brothers’ success in 1903. Their experiments were generally unknown until 1908.
Here is a priceless description of how a motion-picture spectacle was presented in 1912: with a lecture explaining the action, an orchestra (of six or eight pieces), and a sound-effects man who has to be warned to keep it subtle.