J. Stuart Blackton
Date of Birth
Jan 05, 1875
Birth Place:
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK

Biography

J. Stuart Blackton was a true pioneer of motion pictures whose contributions are only rivaled by those of D.W. Griffith. Born in Sheffield, England, he emigrated to the U.S. with his family at the age of ten. While working as a journalist/illustrator for the New York World, Blackton chanced an interview with Thomas Edison, who was deeply impressed with Blackton's drawings and suggested that he...