James William Longley coin

James William Longley

With stories of murder, abduction, suicide, court-battles, and police cover-ups, the origins of film could have been written by an over-enthusiastic Holywood script-writer. James William Longley So, just who invented cinematography? Unless you’re a film buff, an historian or just somebody with lots of random knowledge, the answer may surprise you. The birthplace of film Read more about James William Longley[…]

Wild Bill Longley

Wild Bill Longley

William Preston Longley, AKA “Wild Bill Longley” must be the most widely documented and studied Longley on the planet bar none. Wild Bill Longley Born in in Texas in 1851, William Preston Longley rapidly developed a well-deserved reputation as an un-forgiving, racist, hot-headed, unpredictable, highly accurate and ruthless killer. He was captured and jailed half Read more about Wild Bill Longley[…]