FLICKERS (THE BEGINNING Book 1) George La Fountaine

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Published: May 1st 2011

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190 pages


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FLICKERS (THE BEGINNING Book 1)  by  George La Fountaine

FLICKERS (THE BEGINNING Book 1) by George La Fountaine
May 1st 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 190 pages | ISBN: | 7.44 Mb

Fourteen-year-old Billy Miller couldnt believe that a French cigar box with a lens could capture pictures of people moving! Yet, trusting sixty feet of film to whirring gears and rattling tines caused trains to come alive on the screen and sentMoreFourteen-year-old Billy Miller couldnt believe that a French cigar box with a lens could capture pictures of people moving! Yet, trusting sixty feet of film to whirring gears and rattling tines caused trains to come alive on the screen and sent patrons scrambling for cover!There were very few magic boxes in 1896, and Thomas Edison determined his camera alone should own the screen and all things related to living pictures.

The rivalry between Edison and Billys employer resulted in patent warfare where cameras were smashed and their operators beaten. But Billy had famous people like Teddy Roosevelt and Alexander Graham Bell eager to parade for his camera, and their friendship helped him survive.This is the first of six novels tracking Billys illustrious career in moving pictures.Billy photographs Americas first horseless carriage race from Albany to Manhattan, dodges bullets in Cuba with Roosevelts Rough Riders, and records Roosevelts campaign for president.

Billys also photographing the Buffalo Exposition when President William McKinleys shot and his old friend Teddy Roosevelt assumes the presidency! Along the way Billys camera captures the first moving pictures of actual warfare, immigrants arriving in America, Clara Bartons Red Cross in action, Henry Ford, Geronimo, the Galveston devastation and San Franciscos great earthquake.

When the public bores with coming and going pictures, Billy builds a studio for moving pictures with stories and suffers through the agony of sets, actors and rampant egos--not unlike the Hollywood of today!



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