Format Film, Video
Contributors Edison Manufacturing Co.
Dates 1899
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Amusements
Silent Films
United States
Arabian gun twirler
Created / Published
Edison Manufacturing Co., United States, 1899, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Firearms
-  Tricks
-  Arabs -- United States -- Games
-  Amusements -- United States
-  Silent films
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20770.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 0:40 at 18 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.
-  Portion of summary from K.R. Niver, Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 11.
-  Cheriff was apparently a performer on the Midway Plaisance of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, perhaps in the "A Street in Cairo" or Turkish village exhibits.
-  Code name (for telegraphic orders) Unbought.
-  NCN046277; Arabian gun twirler.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 49; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site ( (additional physical form)
motion picture
1 reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
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