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Lee de Forest Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

LEE DE FOREST
Born: August 26, 1873 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Died: June 30, 1961 in Hollywood, California
Biography
Lee de Forest (1863-1961) patented more than 300 inventions in wireless telegraphy, radio telephony, sound-on-film talking pictures, high-speed facsimile transmission, television, radiotherapy and related areas. One of his most important inventions was the triode Audion vacuum tube (patented in 1907) that was used in radios and televisions. The inventor demonstrated his discovery on January 20, 1910 with a broadcast of a live performance from New York City's Metropolitan Opera. By inventing the three-element vacuum tube, de Forest established the technology for all future telecommunication inventions, especially radio and television. He titled his autobiography, Father of Radio, but de Forest did not generally receive that recognition.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1927-Westminster-Glee-Singers (Producer), 1927-Harry-and-Max-Nesbitt (Producer), 1927-The-Antidote (Producer), 1927-Syncopation-and-Song (Producer), 1926-Gwen-Farrar (Producer), 1926-Marie-Lloyd-Jr. (Producer), 1926-Santa-Claus (Producer), 1926-The-Flat-Charleston (Producer), 1926-The-Whistler (Producer), 1926-Cuban-Sound-Documentary (Producer), 1926-Brooke-Johns-and-Goodee-Montgomery (Producer), 1925-Helen-Lewis-and-Her-All-Girl-Jazz-Syncopators (Producer), 1925-Paul-Specht-Musical-Number (Producer), 1925-Roger-Wolfe-Kahn-Musical-Number (Producer), 1924-President-Coolidge,-Taken-on-the-White-House-Grounds (Producer), 1924-Franklin-D.-Roosevelt-Speech (Producer), 1924-George-Jessel (Producer), 1924-The-Jubilee-Four (Producer), 1923-Adolph-Zukor-Introduces-Phonofilm (Producer), 1923-Eva-Puck-and-Sammy-White (Producer), 1923-Weber-and-Fields (Producer), 1923-Lillian-Powell-Bubble-Dance (Producer), 1923-Love's-Old-Sweet-Song (Producer), 1923-Lincoln,-the-Man-of-the-People (Producer), 1923-Phonofilm (Producer), 1922-Casey-at-the-Bat (Producer), 1921-Flying-Jenny-Airplane (Producer), 1927-Syncopation-and-Song (Director), 1926-Cuban-Sound-Documentary (Director), 1925-Helen-Lewis-and-Her-All-Girl-Jazz-Syncopators (Director), 1925-Paul-Specht-Musical-Number (Director), 1924-President-Coolidge,-Taken-on-the-White-House-Grounds (Director), 1924-Franklin-D.-Roosevelt-Speech (Director), 1924-George-Jessel (Director), 1924-The-Jubilee-Four (Director), 1923-Eva-Puck-and-Sammy-White (Director), 1923-Weber-and-Fields (Director), 1923-Lillian-Powell-Bubble-Dance (Director), 1923-Phonofilm (Director), 1922-Casey-at-the-Bat (Director), 1921-Flying-Jenny-Airplane (Director), 1921-Flying-Jenny-Airplane (Cinematographer), 1927-Syncopation-and-Song (Cinematographer), 1926-The-Flat-Charleston (Cinematographer), 1925-Helen-Lewis-and-Her-All-Girl-Jazz-Syncopators (Cinematographer), 1924-President-Coolidge,-Taken-on-the-White-House-Grounds (Cinematographer), 1924-Franklin-D.-Roosevelt-Speech (Cinematographer), 1924-The-Jubilee-Four (Cinematographer), 1923-Eva-Puck-and-Sammy-White (Cinematographer), 1923-Weber-and-Fields (Cinematographer), 1923-La-chauve-souris (Producer), 1923-La-chauve-souris (Director), 1928-Ain't-She-Sweet (Producer), 1927-Elga-Collins-the-Versatile-Entertainer (Producer), 1927-Dandy-George-and-Rosie (Producer), 1927-Harry-Shalson-the-Popular-Entertainer (Producer), 1927-I-Don't-Care-What-You-Used-to-Be (Producer), 1926-Alvin-and-Kelvin-Keech (Producer), 1926-Ethel-Hook (Producer), 1926-The-Houston-Sisters (Producer), 1926/II-The-Sheik-of-Araby (Producer), 1926-Billy-Merson-Singing-Desdemona (Producer), 1926-The-Radio-Franks (Producer), 1926-Al-Herman (Producer), 1924-Robert-LaFollette-Campaign-Speech (Producer), 1923-A-Few-Moments-with-Eddie-Cantor,-Star-of-'Kid-Boots' (Producer), 1923-Cohen-on-the-Telephone (Producer), 1923-Conchita-Piquer (Producer), 1923-Fannie-Ward (Producer), 1923-Noble-Sissle-and-Eubie-Blake (Producer), 1923-Rigoletto,-Act-Two (Producer), 1923-Stringed-Harmony (Producer), 1923-Henry-Cass-Demonstration-Film (Producer), 1923-Eubie-Blake-Plays-His-Fantasy-on-Swanee-River (Producer), 1921-Barking-Dog (Producer), 1926-Alvin-and-Kelvin-Keech (Director), 1926-Ethel-Hook (Director), 1924-Robert-LaFollette-Campaign-Speech (Director), 1923-A-Few-Moments-with-Eddie-Cantor,-Star-of-'Kid-Boots' (Director), 1923-Cohen-on-the-Telephone (Director), 1923-Conchita-Piquer (Director), 1923-Fannie-Ward (Director), 1923-Rigoletto,-Act-Two (Director), 1923-Stringed-Harmony (Director), 1923-Henry-Cass-Demonstration-Film (Director), 1921-Barking-Dog (Director), 1926-Alvin-and-Kelvin-Keech (Cinematographer), 1926-Ethel-Hook (Cinematographer), 1926-The-Radio-Franks (Cinematographer), 1924-Robert-LaFollette-Campaign-Speech (Cinematographer), 1923-Conchita-Piquer (Cinematographer), 1923-Fannie-Ward (Cinematographer), 1923-Stringed-Harmony (Cinematographer), 1927-Farewell-Message-of-Mr.-Levine-and-Captain-Hinchcliffe,-Just (Producer), 1927-Farewell-Message-of-Mr.-Levine-and-Captain-Hinchcliffe,-Just (Cinematographer), 1928-Mirth-and-Magic (Producer), 1927-Charles-A.-Lindbergh (Producer), 1927-The-Lard-Song (Producer), 1927-Arthur-Roberts (Producer), 1927-Frivolous-Fragments (Producer), 1927-Norah-Blaney (Producer), 1927-Teddy-Brown (Producer), 1927-The-Actors'-Squad (Producer), 1927-To-See-If-My-Dreams-Come-True (Producer), 1926-I-Want-a-Pie-with-a-Plum-In (Producer), 1926-Knee-Deep-in-Daisies (Producer), 1926/II-Sweet-Adeline (Producer), 1925-Swanee-River (Producer), 1925-Gloria-Swanson-Dialogue (Producer), 1924-Abraham-Lincoln (Producer), 1924-Raymond-Hitchcock-Sketch (Producer), 1923-A-Musical-Monologue (Producer), 1923-Sextet-from-Lucia-di-Lammermoor (Producer), 1927-Charles-A.-Lindbergh (Director), 1927-To-See-If-My-Dreams-Come-True (Director), 1925-Gloria-Swanson-Dialogue (Director), 1924-Raymond-Hitchcock-Sketch (Director), 1923-A-Musical-Monologue (Director), 1923-Sextet-from-Lucia-di-Lammermoor (Director), 1922-Gloria-Swanson-and-Thomas-Meighan (Director), 1927-Teddy-Brown (Cinematographer), 1927-The-Actors'-Squad (Cinematographer), 1927-To-See-If-My-Dreams-Come-True (Cinematographer), 1925-Gloria-Swanson-Dialogue (Cinematographer), 1923-A-Musical-Monologue (Cinematographer), 1991-Empire-of-the-Air:-The-Men-Who-Made-Radio (Other), 1923-Noble-Sissle-and-Eubie-Blake-Sing-Snappy-Songs (Cinematographer), 1922-Lee-DeForest (Cinematographer), 1922-Marie-Rappold (Cinematographer), 1922-Songs-of-Yesterday (Cinematographer), 1922-Songs-of-Yesterday (in person), 1922-Lee-DeForest (in person), 2007-The-Dawn-of-Sound:-How-Movies-Learned-to-Talk (Other), 1928-Mr.-George-Mozart-the-Famous-Comedian (Producer), 1928/II-Almost-a-Gentleman (Producer), 1927-George-Bernard-Shaw (Producer), 1927-George-Jackley,-the-Indignant-Comedian-in-a-Doggy-Ditty (Producer), 1927-John-Citizen's-Lament (Producer), 1927-Mark-Griver-and-His-Scottish-Revellers (Producer), 1927-Sensations-of-1927 (Producer), 1926-Alma-Barnes-the-Internationally-Famous-Mimic (Producer), 1926-Betty-Chester-the-Well-Known-Co-Optimist-Star (Producer), 1926-I-Can't-Take-You-Out-of-My-Dreams (Producer), 1926-Julius-Caesar (Producer), 1926-Nervo-and-Knox (Producer), 1926-The-Man-in-the-Street (Producer), 1926-Thorpe-Bates (Producer), 1926-When-That-Yiddisher-Band-Played-an-Irish-Tune (Producer), 1926-Sidney-Bernstein-Welcomes-Phonofilm (Producer), 1926-Dick-Henderson (Producer), 1926-Joe-Termini-the-Somnolent-Melodist (Producer), 1926-My-Old-Kentucky-Home (Producer), 1926-Bleak-House (Producer), 1926-Jack-Pearl-and-Ben-Bard (Producer), 1925-Chauncey-Depew (Producer), 1924-Five-Minutes-with-Al-Smith (Producer), 1924-John-W.-Davis-Campaign-Speech (Producer), 1924-Sonia-Serova-Dancers (Producer), 1923-A-Boston-Star:-Borrah-Minevitch (Producer), 1923-Ben-Bernie-and-All-the-Lads (Producer), 1923-Charles-Ross-Taggart (Producer), 1923-Noble-Sissle-and-Eubie-Blake-Sing-Snappy-Songs (Producer), 1923-Sammy-Fain-and-Artie-Dunn (Producer), 1922-Lee-DeForest (Producer), 1922-Marie-Rappold (Producer), 1922-Songs-of-Yesterday (Producer), 1927-George-Bernard-Shaw (Director), 1926-Alma-Barnes-the-Internationally-Famous-Mimic (Director), 1926-Sidney-Bernstein-Welcomes-Phonofilm (Director), 1926-Dick-Henderson (Director), 1926-Bleak-House (Director), 1926-Jack-Pearl-and-Ben-Bard (Director), 1925-Chauncey-Depew (Director), 1924-Five-Minutes-with-Al-Smith (Director), 1924-John-W.-Davis-Campaign-Speech (Director), 1924-Sonia-Serova-Dancers (Director), 1923-A-Boston-Star:-Borrah-Minevitch (Director), 1923-Ben-Bernie-and-All-the-Lads (Director), 1923-Charles-Ross-Taggart (Director), 1923-Noble-Sissle-and-Eubie-Blake-Sing-Snappy-Songs (Director), 1923-Sammy-Fain-and-Artie-Dunn (Director), 1922-Lee-DeForest (Director), 1922-Marie-Rappold (Director), 1922-Songs-of-Yesterday (Director), 1927-George-Bernard-Shaw (Cinematographer), 1926-Thorpe-Bates (Cinematographer), 1926-Jack-Pearl-and-Ben-Bard (Cinematographer), 1924-Five-Minutes-with-Al-Smith (Cinematographer), 1924-John-W.-Davis-Campaign-Speech (Cinematographer), 1923-A-Boston-Star:-Borrah-Minevitch (Cinematographer)

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