Film, Video Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1903
Location Coney Island
Luna Park
New York
Language English
Subjects Amusement Parks
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
Luna Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York
New York (State)
Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island /
Other Title
Shooting the chutes, Luna Park
The camera was positioned to view the shoot-the-chutes concession from the best location. A special added attraction for the entertainment of the spectators is a man in a swimming suit who rides down the shoot-the-chutes on one ski.
Contributor Names
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Amusement parks--New York (State)--New York
-  Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
-  Luna Park (New York, N.Y.)
-  H34521 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 13Aug03; H34521.
-  Cameraman, G. W. Bitzer.
-  Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 297.
-  Duration: 1:32 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed July 3, 1903 in Coney Island, N.Y.
-  Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Mavis 1831478; Shooting the chutes, Luna Park, Coney Island.
-  viewing print and dupe neg; Received: ca. 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (42 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
Call Number
FLA 4877 (viewing print)
FRA 2880 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
awal 1863
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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