Format Film, Video
Dates 1902
Location Broadway
New York
New York City
Language English
Subjects Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
Buildings, Structures, Etc
Commercial Buildings
Construction Workers
Historic Buildings
New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Star Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Time Lapse Cinematography
Star Theatre /
Other Title
Star Theater
star theater
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Star Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
-  Theaters--New York (State)--New York
-  Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York
-  Construction workers--New York (State)--New York
-  Wrecking--New York (State)--New York
-  Time lapse cinematography
-  Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16735.
-  Duration: 1:55 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Frederick S. Armitage.
-  Photographed in 1901. Location: Broadway and 13th Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as "Wallack's Theatre," and was re-christened the "Star" in 1883. It was well known for it's excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 4/18/02; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; arch negs; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1990/91 from LC lab; ref prints, dupe negs, and masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
1 roll (125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
LC 1874 (paper pos)
FEB 9823 (ref print)
FEB 9782 (ref print, copy 2)
FPE 5357 (dupe neg)
FPE 5358 (dupe neg, copy 2)
FPE 5558 (dupe neg, copy 3)
FPE 5359 (masterpos)
FPE 5444 (arch neg)
FPE 5612 (arch neg, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2b01464
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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