The year was 1890. A 49 year old artist and inventor named Louis Le Prince was about to become world famous for his invention. He boarded a train in Dijon France on the way to Paris.
He never arrived and no one ever found out what happened. This is the story of Louis Le Prince!
Show notes and links:
- Louis Le Prince – Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Louis Le Prince, who shot the world’s first film in Leeds (bbc.com)
- The mystery of Louis Le Prince, the father of cinematography – National Science and Media Museum blog (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk)
- 100 Years Ago, the Father of Movies Disappeared (nytimes.com)
- BBC Education – Local Heroes Le Prince Biography (archive.org)
- The Career of L. A. A. Le Prince (nla.gov.au)
- The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince – True Crime (unexplained-mysteries.com)
- Louis le Prince Disappearance | The Friends of Roundhay St. John’s Church (roundhayfriends.com)
- The First Film (2015) – IMDb (imdb.com)
- Roundhay Garden Scene – Oldest Surviving Film (Louis Le Prince 1888) (youtube.com)
- Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888) Louis Le Prince (youtube.com)
- Accordion Player by Louis Le Prince – test17frames (youtube.com)