Monday, January 11, 2010

Frankenstein, Thomas Edison, Mary Fuller, YouTube, and More

Posted by Drew Z.:

Every once in a while you come across an article or blog post that is so cool that you just want to share it. We came across such an article the other day. It is from our Twitter friend @andotherstuff (Cliff Aliperti). He sells collectibles online and you can read more about him at http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com/faq/history.html


This article is interesting in three ways. The first way is how a simple transaction and a simple e-mail lead to such great information being shared.


The second way is the information in it self. The story of early, and we do mean early, film star Mary Fuller is a great read and very informative. If you like the early days of the movies or you like history you will like this story.


The third way is technology. It is also a story of the technology at the start of the 20th century and the technology at the start of the 21st century. There is a clip from the famed 1910 Edison production of Frankenstein from YouTube. As we watch this clip of Frankenstein on an iPhone we could not help wonder what Thomas Edison or Mary Fuller would be thinking if they could see how 100 years later we were still watching their Frankenstein.


Please take a look at this great article at


http://www.inherited-values.com/2010/01/history-through-sales-trading-card-of-early-film-star-mary-fuller/


And make sure you watch the YouTube clip of Frankenstein it only goes for 12 minutes and it will be well worth it.

Have a great day.

1 comment:

Cliff Aliperti said...

Thanks so much for pointing to my post! I'm so glad you picked up on several of the same ideas I had as I put it together.

That post was originally intended to be a shot of the card I sold with mention of how the buyer worked where Mary Fuller was buried, but then when I took the time to click the link to the video they sent me--and I saw that it was Frankenstein--the post grew. Then just for the heck of it I looked up Mary Fuller's name in the book I was reading...probably one of only a couple of books I own which would even bother indexing her...and I was led to the information about her starring in the forerunner to all film serials.

That card turned out to be very interesting!

Thanks again for covering it, always appreciate your taking the time to check out my work!

Cliff