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  • The skyscrapers of New York /

    This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge [2459 (part 1)], riveters assembling steel girders [2859 (part 1)], men astride the steel framework maneuvering and setting a girder in place [3930 (part 1)], and ...

    • Contributor: Dobson, F. A. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison /

    The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred ...

    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Czolgosz, Leon F. - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /

    This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City /

    A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees. From a contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle of this flat area, men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia are lined up in ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
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    2 a.m. in the subway / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
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    A gesture fight in Hester Street / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a street scene with a sidewalk and backdrop of storefronts, including a liquor store and pharmacy, apparently meant to represent Hester Street in New York City. A bearded, dark-haired street peddler in a long dark coat and hat hawks suspenders and perhaps neckties. A young woman in a long skirt and long-sleeved white blouse with a flowered hat walks quickly past, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns /

    From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this morning, wearing boutonniere of violets." The first scene shows the young "Nobleman" in his dressing room. He picks up the ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
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    A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of the room, with its lid leaning against the back wall. An older, grey-haired woman--presumably the widow--stands holding a bunch of flowers to the left of the coffin, wailing and wiping away her tears with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The Astor tramp /

    From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung or spoken. The tramp calls to ask Waldorf's opinion as to ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
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    Robert Montgomery presents the Johnson's Wax program. Fear street / Catalog Record Only

    Production supervisor, Joseph W. Bailey. Host: Robert Montgomery. Robert Alda, Joseph Campanella, Millette Alexander, Paul Mazursky. NBC inventory box no. 848. Operation no. 57-611. Based on the short story Pat and Mike by Richard Connell. Not viewed. Sources used: NBC program analysis files, sponsor file [MI]; Television drama series programming: a comprehensive chronicle 1947-1959, 1980, p. 245. Updated by qu26.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957
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    Righteous kill / Catalog Record Only

    Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    On the town / Catalog Record Only

    A musical dance comedy in which three sailors on a twenty-four-hour pass find romance and excitement on a whirlwind tour of New York City.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1949
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    Life on Mars. Catalog Record Only

    NYPD detective Sam Tyler finds himself walking both sides of the line between delusion and reality, when he is suddenly hurtled back in time to 1973 after being struck in an 2008 car accident. As Sam continues to figure out why he is struck in 1973, he continues to clash with colleagues and superiors over police procedure as they pursue a robbery suspect. A ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Nightsongs / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Announcer: William St. James. Mabel Kwong, Ida F.O. Chung, Victor Wong, David Lee. In Chinese and English with English subtitles; could possibly be some Vietnamese. Number referring to episode listed in Gianakos' Television drama series programming ... 1984-1986 is number 66. Not viewed. Sources used: Gianakos' television drama series programming ... 1984-1986, p. 293; TV guide (New York Metropolitan edition), 4/15/85, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1985
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    The younger generation / Catalog Record Only

    Julius Goldfish is a peddlar on New York's Lower East Side and lives with his family on Delancey Street. He is a bad businessman, but his son, Morris, the favorite of his mother Tildie, shows signs of a true business acumen. His sister, Birdie, her father's favorite child, loves her neighbor, Eddie Lesser, who displays musical talents. Morris is a great success with his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1929
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    The producers / Catalog Record Only

    After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    The Sopranos. Catalog Record Only

    Tony Soprano is a middle-aged, Italian-American businessman in New Jersey with a wife, a daughter, a son, and an elderly mother. He's got a psychiatrist to tell all his secrets to, except the one she already knows. He's also a mob boss facing several crises. Rival boss Johnny Sack is in prison and the always tense relations between the New Jersey and New York ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
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    Family affair. Catalog Record Only

    Bachelor Bill Davis, a highly-paid engineering consultant, lives in a posh Manhattan apartment with his proper English manservant, Mr. Giles French. Davis' carefree existence is turned upside down when his brother and sister-in-law die suddenly in a tragic plane accident, leaving their three children orphaned. Davis becomes an instant father figure to six-year-old twins, Buffy and Jody, and their big sister, Cissy. Despite their ...

    • Contributor: Barton, Charles - Garson, Henry - Keith, Brian - Cabot, Sebastian - Jones, Anissa - Whitaker, Johnny - Garver, Kathy - Family Affair Company - Don Fedderson Productions (Firm) - Mpi Home Video (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Pride and glory / Catalog Record Only

    An honest homicide detective is assigned to investigate the precinct run by his potentially crooked older brother. As the investigation begins to reveal some troubling facts about the precinct, it gradually becomes apparent that the policeman who is also the older brother's best friend may be the man orchestrating many of the suspected crimes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    Beauty and the Beast. Catalog Record Only

    A man-beast living under the streets of New York City saves and befriends a wealthy and shallow attorney after she is beaten and left for dead. From the moment these two cross paths, they share a strong psychic bond, and though they live in separate worlds, their love continues to grow without measure.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    The crowd / Catalog Record Only

    Mary, a working girl, meets John Sims, a dreamer who believes that luck will eventally bring him success. They marry after their first date--to Coney Island--and honeymoon at Niagara Falls. After 5 years and two children, John, who works as a clerk, has not distinguished himself from the rest of the "crowd." Winning $500 in a slogan contest brightens their lives, but the death ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1928
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    Jungle fever / Catalog Record Only

    PA547-613 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Universal City Studios, Inc. DCR 1991; REG 11Dec91; PUB 21May91; PA547-613. Original musical compositions written, performed and produced by Stevie Wonder ; original music score, Terence Blanchard ; editor, Sam Pollard ; photographed by Ernest Dickerson ; co-producer, Monty Ross. Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee. A trailer for the feature Mobsters appears at the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    The odd couple. Catalog Record Only

    New Yorkers Felix Unger and Oscar Madison try to live together as roommates despite the fact that one is a neat freak and the other is a total slob.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only

    An episode of the television cultural anthology series consisting of 5 episodes of varying lengths. Both The Little fugitive and Struggle for survival are excerpts from films bearing those titles.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1953