Movie Studio Built On Edison Property

A frame cabin covered with black roofing paper was the first movie studio to be built on Thomas Alva Edison’s property in West Orange, NJ, USA, in 1892. The structure could pivot to enable the stage to secure the maximum sunlight. The building was called the revolving photographic building and later nicknamed Black Maria and completed on February 1, 1893, at a cost of US $638.

      February 1, 1893
      Thomas Alva Edison
      West Orange, NJ, USA

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