Film, Video May Irwin kiss /
- May Irwin kiss /
- Other Title
- Kiss scene
- Picture of a kiss
- John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss
- kiss scene
- picture of a kiss
- john c. rice-may irwin kiss
- From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: An osculatory performance by May Irwin and John Rice. The most popular subject ever shown.
- From Edison films catalog: By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time. 50 feet. $7.50.
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896.
- Subject Headings
- - Kissing
- - Copyright: no reg.
- - May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke).
- - Camera, William Heise.
- - Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps.
- - Scene from the New York stage comedy, The widow Jones, by John J. McNally, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to Edison film historian Charles Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.
- - Filmed April 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 197-99; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 11 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 70 [MI]; Eagan, D. America's film legacy, p. 4-5.
- - 35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8087 to FYA 0597.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 34 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FYA 0597 (viewing print)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 4038 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4038
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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