Selfie stick in 1969 Czechoslovak science fiction movie

I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen is a 1969 Czechoslovak science fiction comedy film directed by Oldřich Lipský. Wikipedia says "it became known for the scene showing the first selfie stick."

Here's the full movie. The opening seconds probably raised some eyebrows at the time:

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  1. All that cheek-kissing and French-speaking in a Czech film?

  2. I'll czech it out.

    Definitely not French.
    Albert Einstein se roku 1911 skutečně nacházel v Praze.

  3. Franko says:

    "everything that has happened before will happen again."

  4. Shuck says:

    Wow, an actual selfie stick. Not a stick that "if you squint at it and ignore the context in which it's being used, kind of seems like a selfie stick." If anyone had a patent on selfie sticks, that would be prior art kind of selfie stick. I've seen a few claims about supposed selfie sticks in art before, but it turned out they were what we call "sticks."

  5. They say the next big thing is here,
    That the revolution's near,
    But to me it seems quite clear:
    That it's all just a little bit of history repeating.

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