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1853 Occupational portrait of a woman working at a sewing machine
Who invented the sewing machine?

Who invented the sewing machine? That really depends on how much progress has to be made for something to be considered ‘invented.’ Find out more!

The Misfits: A finale for both Gable & Monroe (1961)

While the “finale” in the original article title refers to the fact that this was Clark Gable’s last movie — he died just 12 days after filming of The Misfits ended — looking back, we can see that the phrasing was oddly (and sadly) prescient: Time would eventually reveal that this was Marilyn Monroe’s final film role, too.

Harold Lloyd Safety Last hanging from the clock
Are they real or fake? Silent movie stunts (1920)

This skepticism toward the genuineness of motion-picture ‘stunts’ finds its origin partly in the early pictures, where daring deeds were performed by a so-called extra, who doubled for the star for a mere pittance of five dollars a day.