The Missing Reel
The Untold Story Of The Lost Inventor Of Moving PicturesBook - 1990
In September 1890, on his way to Washington, DC, to file a patent on the first moving picture camera and projector, French inventor Augustin Le Prince vanished. No trace of him has ever been found. Shortly after Le Prince's disappearance, Thomas Alva Edison was granted the patent for the same instruments that would revolutionize the motion picture industry. This is an account of Rawlence's quest to discover what happened to Le Prince--and why. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Publisher: New York : Atheneum : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1990.
Characteristics: 306 p. :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.