The sculptor's nightmare /
Articles and Essays with this item:
Bryan, William Jennings
Fairbanks, Charles W.
Taft, William H.
- The sculptor's nightmare /
- Created Published
- United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; 1908.
- Subject Headings
- - Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925
- - Fairbanks, Charles W.--1852-1918--(Charles Warren),
- - Taft, William H.--1857-1930--(William Howard),
- - Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
- - Presidents--Election--1908--United States
- - Political clubs
- - Sculptors
- - Busts
- - Nightmares
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4May1908; H110169.
- - Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
- - Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Anthony O'Sullivan, Eddie Dillon, D.W. Griffith.
- - Duration: 4:54 (part 1), 3:59 (part 2), 2:07 (part 3) at 16 fps.
- - At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead, the sculptor spends their fees on a dinner with his model during which he becomes so inebriated that he is taken to jail. There he has a nightmare, wherein three busts are created and animated from clay (through stop-motion photography) in the likenesses of Democrat William Jennings Bryan and Republicans Charles W. Fairbanks and William Howard Taft. Finally an animated bust of Roosevelt appears.
- - Filmed on April 18 and 20, 1908, in the New York City studio.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.13830.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - viewing print and dupe neg pic; Received: n.d.; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - paper pos; Received: 1908-05-04; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- Viewing Print. 1 Film Reel of 1 (266 Ft.) : Si., B&W ; 16 Mm.
- Dupe Neg Pic. 1 Film Reel of 1 (266 Ft.) : Si., B&W ; 16 Mm.
- Paper Pos. 1 Roll (Ca. 700 Ft.) : Si., B&W ; 35 Mm.
- Call Number
- FLA 5692 (viewing print)
- FRA 2530 (dupe neg pic)
- LC 2741 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- trmp 4144s1 4144s2 4144s3 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/trmp.4144
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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