Since then it has been heavily studied and critiqued by Trevor H. Hall in his study The Strange Case of Edmund Gurney. Michael Brooke , Other Works President J. Reuben Clark Jr., one of his counselors in the First Presidency, said of him: “His real name was Love. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Against the Odds: The Life of George Albert Smith at Amazon.com. Official Sites. In 1897, with the technical assistance of Darling and chemicals purchased from Williamson, Smith turned the pump house into a film factory for developing and printing and developed into a successful commercial film processor as well as patenting a camera and projector system of his own. This family lived in part of the Wadsworth home, a duplex shared with James Wadsworth and his family called the Pump House. Publicity Listings Director. At the end of 19th century he produced also "keyhole shots", a kind of short and voyeuristic films. George Albert Smith inherited a love of the U.S. Constitution from a long line of patriotic forebears. During this period the world saw many devastating and tumultuous events, including the Great Depression and two world wars. The biography of George Albert Smith, the eight president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who served in that capacity from 1945 until his death in 1951, this book had some great insights into a great man, but there were two primary themes to his life (and, as a result, the book). From the Life of George Albert Smith. [3] He moved with his family to Brighton, where his mother ran a boarding house on Grand Parade, following the death of his father. [7][8], In 1892, after leaving the SPR, he acquired the lease of the St. Ann's Well Gardens in Hove from the estate of financier and philanthropist Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, which he cultivated into a popular pleasure garden, where from 1894 he started staging public exhibitions of hot air ballooning, parachute jumps, a monkey house, a fortune teller, a hermit living in a cave and magic lantern shows of a series of dissolving views. President George Albert Smith (1870–1951) once taught, “We are not here to while away the hours of this life and then pass to a sphere of exaltation; but we are here to qualify ourselves day by day for the positions that our Father expects us to fill hereafter.” Smith was born in Cripplegate, London in 1864. It was in Brighton in the early 1880s that Smith first came to public attention touring the city's performance halls as a stage hypnotist. Comprehensive Works Cited. Following Gurney's death, his successors, F. W. H. Myers and Frank Podmore, continued to employ Smith as their private secretary. I knew very little about George Albert Smith so I was interested to learn more, Very quick read, I enjoyed and was inspired by his example of love to everyone. 26 June 1817 1 “Sketch of the Autobiography of George Albert Smith,” LDS Millennial Star ... A-1, p. 100, microfilm 954,177, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL; “Sketch of the Autobiography of George Albert Smith,” LDS Millennial Star, 1 July 1865, 27:440–441. He moved with his family to Brighton, where his mother ran a boarding house on Grand Parade, following the death of his father. For other people named George Albert Smith, see, View From an Engine Front - Train Leaving Tunnel, History of Brighton that includes the claim that Smith invented the closeup, First Colour Moving Pictures Discovered: The First Colour Moving Pictures Made by Lee and Turner (Restored film video), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Albert_Smith_(film_pioneer)&oldid=999953122, Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 January 2021, at 19:59. And at the retail price..which is too high, the 96 pages are frankly not worth the price. [12] Hove Museum has a permanent display on Smith and Williamson. In 1892 Smith acquired the lease to St Ann's Well Garden in Hove. George A. 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