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Local Author Spotlight: Edward Ball

Thursday, October 17, 2013

7:30 p.m.

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Edward Ball, Yale professor and author of The Inventor and The Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, takes us back 130 years to the intriguing story of Eadweard Muybridge who invented stop-motion photography, making motion pictures possible. But he was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial was a media sensation. His patron was railroad tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford. Between them, the murderer and the mogul launched the age of visual media. Book signing and reception after the presentation. Registration requested

Location

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay Park
895 Shore Road
Bronx
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Cost

$10 adults, $7 seniors & students; members free

Event Organizer

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Categories

Education, Film, History, Talks

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