Film, Video Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical Culture Show in Madison Square Garden /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1904
Location New York
Language English
Subjects Bodybuilders
New York
New York (State)
Physical Education and Training
Silent Films
Women Bodybuilders
Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical Culture Show in Madison Square Garden /
Other Title
Male and female prize winners at the Physical Culture Show, Madison Square Garden, Jan 2, 1904.
Opens with a woman posing on a pedestal, dressed in a white body leotard with a sash tied at her hips. Marshall continues with various feminine poses, reminiscent of classic Greek statuary, to accentuate her figure. Film cuts to Treloar posed on the bare stage without a pedestal. He wears brief leopard-skin trunks or short tunic, wrist bands, and Roman-looking laced sandals. His poses accentuate the muscular development of his upper body, particularly that of his arms, and include movements that make the muscles jump. Treloar finishes with a slight nod to the camera.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Physical education and training--Competitions--New York (State)--New York
-  Bodybuilding--Competitions--New York (State)--New York
-  Bodybuilders--New York (State)--New York
-  Women bodybuilders--New York (State)--New York
-  Masculinity
-  Femininity
-  Silent films
-  H40945 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Jan1904; H40945.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Performers: Treloar, Beatrice Marshall.
-  Duration: 2:10 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  From an advertisement in the New York Clipper, 1/9/04, p. 1105: The Example Par Excellence of 20th Century Athleticism -- TRELOAR (A.T. Jennings) -- Ex-Harvard varsity oarsman and athlete. Winner of $1,000 prize for Most Perfectly Developed Man in the World, at Madison Sq. Garden, week of Dec. 29, '03, against competitors from all parts of the world, by Popular Vote, corroborated by Jury of Sculptors and Physicians, assisted by Mlle. Edna Tempest. The Best Equipped and Most Elegantly Costumed Athletic Act in Vaudeville, a Pronounced Success this Season on the Keith and Proctor Circuits.
-  According to the New York times article, the $500 first prize for the best-developed man at the Madison Square Garden physical culture exhibition went to Hugh Jennings of New York City. Third prize in the best-developed woman competition went to Miss Beatrice Marshall of New York City.
-  Catalog no. 5820; code name (for telegraphic orders) Vafrous.
-  NCN046354; Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical, etc....
-  Filmed January 4, 1904, in the Edison New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; New York times, 1/3/04, p. 21, col. 6; Edison films catalog, no. 225, July 1904, p. 61.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 3/21/95 from LC film lab; arch pos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1/27/95 from LC film lab; arch neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/12/95 from LC film lab; masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1/16/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos.
1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg.
1 reel of 1 (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (131 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FPC 4705 (arch pos)
FPC 4704 (arch neg)
FPC 4706 (masterpos)
LC 1905b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
varsmp 1905
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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