Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Dates 1903
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Dance
Afro American Dance
Dance, Black
Dancers
New York
New York (State)
Silent Films
United States
Title
Comedy cake walk
Description
motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11May1903; H31675. Original main title lacking. K.R. Niver credits the Americus Quartet as performers and F.S. Armitage as cameraman, in a Philadelphia shoot on 9/18/1900, as he did with the film Cake walk. This film and Cake walk feature the same five dancers, rather than a quartet, and have nothing to do with the films shot on the date above, nos. 1642 and 1643, which show a group of children at play. The film being described here is instead no. 234. Duration: 0:27 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. Catalog no. 234; code name (for telegraphic orders) Multesimo. NCN046290; Comedy cake walk. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1012; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 12; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 [MI]. Filmed at the Biograph New York City studio, perhaps on the roof. (Venue). Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov) (Additional Physical Form). Motion Picture (Form).
Created / Published
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, United States, 1903, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Dance, Black -- United States
-  Afro-American dance -- United States
-  Dancers -- New York (State) -- New York
-  Silent films
Notes
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11May1903; H31675.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  K.R. Niver credits the Americus Quartet as performers and F.S. Armitage as cameraman, in a Philadelphia shoot on 9/18/1900, as he did with the film Cake walk. This film and Cake walk feature the same five dancers, rather than a quartet, and have nothing to do with the films shot on the date above, nos. 1642 and 1643, which show a group of children at play. The film being described here is instead no. 234.
-  Duration: 0:27 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.
-  Catalog no. 234; code name (for telegraphic orders) Multesimo.
-  NCN046290; Comedy cake walk.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1012; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 12; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 [MI].
-  Filmed at the Biograph New York City studio, perhaps on the roof. (venue)
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov) (additional physical form)
Form
motion picture
Extent
1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos.
1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg.
1 reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Library of Congress Catalog Number
96520379
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.rbc.varsmp.0377/mets.xml
http://lccn.loc.gov/96520379


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