Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Dates 1903
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Dance
Silent Films
United States
Created / Published
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, United States, 1903, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Dance -- United States
-  Silent films
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30752.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 0:26 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.
-  Ads in the New York clipper proclaim "mirror dancer" Ameta "the most elaborate act in vaudeville." They describe four dances performed by Ameta, none of which appears to be the dance featured in this film: a "shower of confetti, ribbons;" a "prismatic fountain of real water;" a fire dance; and "mysterious transparent scenery," all performed on "a full stage setting of silk plush [and] eight large French plate mirrors" (3/21/03, p. 97; 8/30/02, p. 587).
-  Catalog no. 2344; code name (for telegraphic orders) Garrisones.
-  NCN046276; Ameta.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph photo catalog, v. 5 [MI].
-  Filmed April 1, 1903, in the Biograph New York City studio. (venue)
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site ( (additional physical form)
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1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
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