Ed Wood

Plan 9 from Outer Space Vampira Poster 24x34 – BananaRoad
Movie poster for Plan 9 from Outer Space directed by Ed Wood. I have seen this movie, but it has been more than 20 years, and I do not remember even a little bit what it is about. But I think I had this poster in my college dorm room. Or first apartment. Or both?

Often cited as the worst director of all time, but still beloved for his campy sci-fi horror movies and his work with Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood was born on October 24, 1924. Friday. Leap year.

William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson

Frame from restored version of The Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894/95)

Inventor William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson was born on August 3, 1860. While working for Thomas Edison, he invented the Kinetophone, an early movie camera.  The first film recorded on the Kinetophone is also the first known film with live recorded sound. Called The Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894/95), it features Dickson playing the violin.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film