Format Film, Video
Contributors [American Mutoscope Company
Dates 1896
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Bodybuilders
Muscle Tone
Physical Education and Training
Silent Films
Strong Men
United States
Created / Published
[American Mutoscope Company, United States, 1896?], monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Strong men -- United States
-  Bodybuilding -- United States
-  Bodybuilders -- United States
-  Physical education and training -- United States
-  Muscle tone
-  Silent films
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11June1903; H32496.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  K.R. Niver and the AFI catalog both believe this film was shot years before its 1903 copyright date, at the same time a Mutoscope card (copyright 12/18/1896) was produced. The AFI cat. gives an estimated date of original release as Sept. 1896.
-  Duration: 0:24 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.
-  According to vaudeville historian Joe Laurie, Jr., Sandow--who was managed by Flo Ziegfeld--was "the greatest of the strong men and who received the most publicity" (Vaudeville, 1972, p. 33).
-  Catalog no. 38; code name (for telegraphic orders) Modoliamo.
-  NCN046340; Sandow.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 55; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 [MI].
-  Filmed ca. 1896 in the Biograph New York City studio. (venue)
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site ( (additional physical form)
motion picture
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
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