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    Mr. Jack in the dressing room / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or members of a burlesque troope--adjusting their hair and makeup in three mirrors hanging from the wall. Two of the women wear very short outfits that show their stockinged legs; the third woman is dressed ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Parade of "exempt" firemen /

    The film shows a large group of people watching the approach of a color guard followed by a number of elderly marching firemen [Frame: 1734] pulling antique fire equipment [2486]. In the background is the white marble Washington Arch [0116], designed by Stanford White and completed in 1895 to commemorate the first inauguration of George Washington.

    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
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    Japanese acrobats / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    An Oriental man and boy walk on a stage with a painted backdrop of a garden or park, give a slight bow to the camera as if it were an audience member, and remove their silk jackets. Both wear dark tights and leotards with light-colored slippers; the man also wears grey trunks, and the boy sports a white cloth around his middle. Lying on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
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    Dancing darkey boy / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    In this outside street scene, a small African American boy--dressed in a cap, leggings, and suit with short pants--dances on a table or other flat, raised surface. Surrounding and encouraging him with hand claps is a group of men, the majority or perhaps entirety of whom are white. This audience is dressed in a variety of styles, from shirtsleeves and caps to suits and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
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    Betsy Ross dance / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a bare stage with a painted backdrop of an interior theater wall and pillar. From screen right, a woman twirls onstage and performs an enthusiastic dance. It appears she is a woman dressed to look like a little girl, in a short, ruffled dress and sash, tights, and ballet slippers, with long, dark hair worn in curls. Her movements include some with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric refrigerator /

    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.

    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (Eugene) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1926
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    From show girl to burlesque queen / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left. A smiling, dark-haired woman enters through the door on stage right, unbuttoning a full-length polka-dot costume. As she undresses, she frequently looks directly at the camera and smiles. She removes her sash or cummerbund, the top with its trailing sleeves, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • [Labor Day parade] /

    Shows a parade through bunting-draped streets, probably in the town of Leominster, Mass. First, a decorated grandstand bearing the banner "Leominster heartily greets its guests" is seen, and then the camera pans to the street where the parade is to be photographed. The sidewalks are crowded with people, including many little girls in white or light-colored dresses. People run back and forth across the ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Statue of Liberty /

    A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
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    An Even break / Catalog Record Only

    Claire Curtis and Jimmie Strang are childhood friends striving for their own success. They reach their goals, she as a dancer and he as an inentor. Claire, being in love with Jimmie, helps him save his invention and his firm from enemy, David Harding, who connives with violent strikers.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Red Ace. The burning span / Catalog Record Only

    Virginia Dixon and Royal Northwest Mounted Police Constable Winthrop continue their pursuit of the evil foreign agents. The agents have gained possession of the platinum which Virginia's brother hid before the agents murdered him in Lost Hope, Canada. The platinum is important in the manufacture of munitions. In this chapter, Virginia and Winthrop are jailed when they are mistaken for the agents. The two ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    If you could shrink / Catalog Record Only

    Astonishing combination of photomicrography, animated technical drawings and normal photography, to illustrate the significance of minute objects. A man is caused to shrink to the height of one-sixteenth of an inch, so that he may meet anew such familiar objects as the mesh of a fine linen handkerchief, a hair brush, a penholder, and a crack in the floor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
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    The adventurous soul / Catalog Record Only

    John Martin, owner of Martin Imports Co., is made desperate by yet another breach of promise suit brought against his worthless son, Glenn. He arranges to have him shanghaied, whipped into shape aboard the ship of crusty Captain Svenson, and put in charge of the Valparaiso, Chile office. Glenn overhears these plans and escapes. His sister Miriam's sweetheart, Dick Barlow, a shipping clerk, is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1927
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    The Purple Mask. The secret adventure / Catalog Record Only

    In America, Patsy moves to a house built by the American branch of the apaches, the criminal gang which she has adapted to her purpose of robbing the rich to give to the poor. She manages to get $10,000 in ransom for the stolen pearls from Phillips and to confront him with the woman he wronged whom Patsy befriended on the trip to America. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Lightning Raider. Cave of dread / Catalog Record Only

    The Lightning Raider and Thomas Norton continue to follow the clues found in the ebony blocks. The second ebony block contains a message sending them to Caluchi Cave which they learn is in Brazil. In this episode, Lightning and Tom have arrived in Brazil where they have hired native guides to take them to the cave. Wu Fang reaches Brazil soon after and dispatches ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
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    The suburbanite / Catalog Record Only

    Mr. Cityman and his family move from their flat in the city and arrive at their new home in the suburbs. The truckmen arrive with their houshold furnishings and break articles in removing them from the van. The father and mother express their outrage, whereupon the workmen start smashing everything to pieces. Three little boys neatly attired are sent outside to play and quickly ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
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    The Crimson Stain mystery. Human tiger / Catalog Record Only

    In this serial, Dr. Burton Montrose, a scientist, has developed a formula which he believes will make ordinary people into geniuses. He experiments on several subjects and, to his horror, finds that it instead creates wicked criminals. The resulting band of murderers and thieves is led by the evil Pierre La Rue, also known as the Crimson Stain for his luminous, red-rimmed eyes. He ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record Only

    Features dancer Gwen Verdon with Kaye and the Tony Charmoli Dancers in a teasing song and dance number, I've got your number; dancing a duet with a spotlight; spoofing elopement scenes as they might have appeared in three types of movies (Movies sketch: The silent film / performed by Kaye, Verdon, and Harvey Korman -- The adult movie ["Fud"] / performed by Kaye and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964
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    The Neglected wife. A veiled intrigue / Catalog Record Only

    In this episode of the serial, a mysterious veiled woman leaves Margaret Warner at an asylum where she is committed and tied up. Mary Kennedy and Frank Norwood rescue Margaret and then Mary pressures her to stop seeing Mary's husband, Horace. That day, Horace cooperates with police in an attempt to thwart Edgar Doyle's blackmail scheme. Edgar and his henchmen escape but only get ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Junior officer / Catalog Record Only

    Hampton goes off to sea after being told by Ethel's father that he can't marry Ethel. Ethel marries a man of title and is very unhappy. They take a voyage. While aboard ship, Ethel's husband attempts to elope with another woman and is caught by Hampton, a junior officer. The husband confesses to his wife and is forgiven.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
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    The Crimson Stain mystery. Restless spirit / Catalog Record Only

    In this serial, Dr. Burton Montrose, a scientist, has developed a formula which he believes will make ordinary people into geniuses. He experiments on several subjects and, to his horror, finds that it instead creates wicked criminals. The resulting band of murderers and thieves is led by the evil Pierre La Rue, also known as the Crimson Stain for his luminous, red-rimmed eyes. He ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    The Legend of the willow plate / Catalog Record Only

    A dramatization of a Chinese legend in which two lovers, who were forbidden marriage by the woman's father, elope to a beautiful island; the angry father follows them and burns down their home, but the gods take pity on the lovers and turn them into white doves so that they may escape the flames. A willow plate frames the scenes, and the interior titles ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
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    The Hazards of Helen. Escape on the fast freight / Catalog Record Only

    Helen, the night telegrapher at Ferndale, takes receipt of a large sum of money. She is held up by two hobos, Bill and Pete. As a result of the robbery, the railroad company decides to replace all women night employees with men, and Helen is fired. On her way home, she spies Bill and Pete hopping a freight. She jumps onto the moving train ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
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    Lucille Love, the girl of mystery. Catalog Record Only

    In this episode of the fifteen-part serial drama, Lucille is arrested as a thief, found in Loubeque's hotel room, but Loubeque tells the police that she's not the thief. Overall, the serial focuses on Lucille Love's attempts--in China, the Philippines, the South Pacific, and Mexico, among other locales--to recover internationally important secret papers stolen from her father, Gen. Sumter Love, by his former classmate ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1914
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    The Baron / Catalog Record Only

    Two waiters, vain of their personal appearance, have their photographs taken by an itinerant photographer. The boss catches them and fires them. One of them hits on the scheme to get easy money by posing as a baron. He convinces the other renters in a boardinghouse of his aristocratic birth with pictures of his supposed family castle. He borrows money from them for his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1911