Being a writer and history enthusiast, I thought that this was a nice little piece of history when I ran across it. Thomas Edison visited his friend Mark Twain in 1909 and filmed him at Twain’s Redding, CT, home. It’s a silent film clip, but it’s neat to actually see the real Mark Twain moving around. Twain would die the following year and so this remains the only known film of the iconic author. Unfortunately, there are no voice recordings of Twain. While Edison also made phonographs of Twain reading his stories out loud, they were destroyed in a 1914 fire.
Here’s a frame of the clip.
You can watch the entire movie here at Mental Floss.