This is a replica of the "Black Mariah," which was an early Edison movie studio. Known by that name because it resembled a black police paddy wagon--which was called a Black Mariah--it was a moving building that could be rotated to catch the best sun. The roof opened up to let in the sun, and the stage could be put in place so that they had good light all day.
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July 7, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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