Did you know that we wouldn't have VCRs were it not for Bing Crosby? That Technicolor, the company that brought a "magic rainbow" to the silver screen in The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, was founded in Boston in an old railroad car? Or that Thomas Edison invented the forerunner of the video iPod? Scott Kirsner, Boston Globe columnist and author of Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, takes us on a illustrated spin through Hollywood history geared both to movie fans and techies. He shows how innovators like Edison, the Warner Brothers, Pixar, George Lucas, Steve Jobs, and Bing Crosby have changed the movie industry - while also facing enormous resistance to their revolutionary ideas. Book signing to follow.
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Added by lonescribe on October 6, 2008