A Brief History of the Lightbulb

A Brief History of the Lightbulb
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Golden Age
In 1928, Johnny Mack Brown and Joan Crawford danced under the newly perfected tungsten lamp in the flapper classic Our Dancing Daughters. Tungsten filaments, invented in 1903, allowed for brighter and longer-lasting bulbs — perfect for illuminating Hollywood's newfound starlets.

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