Format Film, Video
Dates 1896
Language English
Subjects Courtship
Kissing
Sexual Behavior
Widows
Title
May Irwin kiss /
Other Title
Kiss
kiss
kiss scene
picture of a kiss
john c. rice-may irwin kiss
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1896.
Subject Headings
-  Kissing
-  Courtship
-  Widows--Sexual behavior
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  May Irwin (Beatrice Byke), John C. Rice (Billy Bilke).
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:18 at 30 fps.
-  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.
-  Scene from the New York stage comedy, The widow Jones, in which Irwin and Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. 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.
-  MAVIS 47798. DLC
-  Filmed April 1896, in Edison's Black Maria studio.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  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].
-  Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 34 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
Call Number
FEC 8087 (viewing print)
Repository
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
00694131
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694131


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