Mark Twain died in 1910, so there wasn't a lot of time to get him in front of a movie camera. The cameras themselves were big, the technology rudimentary and Twain had never really evinced a passion for performance.
But in 1909, his close friend Thomas Edison paid a visit to his property in Redding, Connecticut, and brought with him one of these fantastical new devices. The result is barely 100 seconds of footage, featuring Twain wandering around the outside of his house and talking with his daughters. It's not the most informative documentary ever filmed, but in its historically weighted way, it's really quite a moving image.