Green screen and teleprompter

August 14, 1919

Hubert “Hub” Schlafly was born in St. Louis. In 1950 he invented the teleprompter to help soap opera actors. It soon became the politician’s best friend.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.