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Author Ball, Edward, 1958-

Title The inventor and the tycoon : a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures / Edward Ball.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  777 BALL    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 MUYBRIDGE, EAD    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B MUYBRIDGE, E.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  777 BAL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  777 B21I    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [415]-426) and index.
Contents The Stanford entertainment -- The yellow jacket murder -- God of the sun -- Harnessing the elephant -- The photographer -- Flora Downs -- Occident -- Harry Larkyns -- The octopus -- Little Harry -- King Eadweard -- Marital rights -- The grocer -- The immigrant -- The trial -- The speculator -- Verdicts -- The horse lovers -- Prestidigitator -- Motion, study -- Celluloid -- The flood.
Summary The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University.
Subject Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
Trials (Murder) -- California -- San Francisco.
Cinematography -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Cinematographers -- California -- Biography.
Businesspeople -- California -- Biography.
ISBN 9780385525756 (hardcover: alkaline paper)
0385525753 (hardcover: alkaline paper)
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