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    Rube and Mandy at Coney Island
    Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island
    "The first scene shows a country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, the "Down and Out" and riding the bulls. The scene then changes to a panorama of Luna Park, showing Rube and Mandy doing stunts on the rattan slide, riding on the miniature railway, shooting the chutes, riding the boats in the old mill, and ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    2 a.m. in the subway
    Two a.m. in the subway
    Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition Large arches and columns are seen surrounding a flat field. In the foreground of the field, some American Indians on horseback ride toward the camera. The Indians are wearing feathers, war paint, and are carrying frontier rifles across the bare backs of their horses. In the middle of this flat area, men dressed as U.S. Army troops in battle regalia are lined up in ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Fights of nations
    Fight of nations
    Part 1: In "Mexico and Spain," a man dressed as a Mexican peasant spies on a happy young woman and her suitor, who wears a fancy Spanish, matador-style outfit. The woman dances for her companion, then the couple embrace and sit on a stone bench, holding hands. The jealous peasant rises from his hiding place to stab his rival, but the woman grabs his ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
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    How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns From Edison films catalog: The picture opens with a "Personal" advertisement which actually appeared in the New York Herald of August 25th, 1904: "Young French Nobleman, recently arrived, desires to meet wealthy American girl; object matrimony; will be at Grant's Tomb at 10 this morning, wearing boutonniere of violets." The first scene shows the young "Nobleman" in his dressing room. He picks up the ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Porter, Edwin S. - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    A wake in "Hell's Kitchen"
    Wake in "Hell's Kitchen" [New York City]
    Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of the room, with its lid leaning against the back wall. An older, grey-haired woman--presumably the widow--stands holding a bunch of flowers to the left of the coffin, wailing and wiping away her tears with ...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison
    Electrocution of Czolgosz
    The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred ...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Czolgosz, Leon F. - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    The skyscrapers of New York
    Skyscrapers
    This melodrama was filmed during the actual construction of a skyscraper in New York City, and includes several scenes of real work crews: a line of bricklayers [Frame: 1773 (part 1)], a man heating rivets in a forge [2459 (part 1)], riveters assembling steel girders [2859 (part 1)], men astride the steel framework maneuvering and setting a girder in place [3930 (part 1)], and ...
    • Contributor: Dobson, F. A. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    A tough dance
    Dance at McGurks | "Tough dance" at McGurks
    From either side of a white, apparently outdoors, setting enter a man and woman, both wearing ragged street clothes and caps. As they approach center stage, the man grabs the woman's arm and pulls her to him, then slaps her. Still holding her arm, the man and his partner cockily strut towards the camera. The man grabs the woman in a crouched, bear-hug type ...
    • Contributor: Kid Foley - Sailor Lil - Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    A gesture fight in Hester Street
    Gesture fight
    Opens on a street scene with a sidewalk and backdrop of storefronts, including a liquor store and pharmacy, apparently meant to represent Hester Street in New York City. A bearded, dark-haired street peddler in a long dark coat and hat hawks suspenders and perhaps neckties. A young woman in a long skirt and long-sleeved white blouse with a flowered hat walks quickly past, and ...
    • Contributor: Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City
    What happened on 23rd Street, New York City
    A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees. From a contemporary ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    The Astor tramp
    Astor unwelcome tramp visitor
    From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung or spoken. The tramp calls to ask Waldorf's opinion as to ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Minoṭaʼur
    מינוטאור / Catalog Record Only
    "Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks that it must be another student, G.R., who sends gifts, and bad guys, knowing about Alex's feelings towards Thea, attack G.R. by mistake--IMDb.
    • Contributor: Tammuz, Jonathan - Turgeman, Dan - Avital, Mili - Corraface, Georges - Tammuz, Benjamin - Globus-United (Firm) - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    The mirror has two faces / Catalog Record Only Rose Morgan desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin has been burned by passionate relations and longs for a sexless union base on friendship and respect. They're two people with almost nothing in common, but fate brings them together. Without physical attraction to complicate matters, Rose and Greg become best friends and soon agree to an unconventional marriage built on intellectual passion ...
    • Date: 1997
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    The black Donnellys. Catalog Record Only "Four very different Irish-American brothers, Kevin, Jimmy, Tommy and Sean, have sworn to live by the code of 'family first.' But as they become increasingly involved in the ruthless world of New York organized crime, their loyalties to their friends, to their loved ones, and especially to each other will be put to the ultimate test"--Container.
    • Date: 2007
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    Fires in the mirror /
    Fires in the mirror--Crown Heights, Brookly, and other identities Catalog Record Only
    PA625-588 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Hipster Entertainment, Inc.; music, words, performance: Hipster Entertainment, Inc., employer for hire of Joseph Jarman, Tony Mangurian and Richard Einhorn. Prev: Teleplay by Anna Devare [sic] Smith prev. reg. 1993. NM: music and all other cinematographic material. DCR 1993; PUB 28Apr93; REG 4May93; PA625-588. Anna Deavere Smith. Viewing copy, 3/4 in. was taped off-air from WETA on 4/28/93. Number ...
    • Date: 1993
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    On the waterfront / Catalog Record Only Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. It takes the love of Edie Doyle, the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother, Charley the Gent, is murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry ...
    • Date: 1995
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    [The younger generation--excerpts] /
    Unidentified John Jones. Catalog Record Only
    Julius Goldfish is a peddlar on New York's Lower East Side and lives with his family on Delancey Street. He is a bad businessman, but his son, Morris, the favorite of his mother Tildie, shows signs of a true business acumen. His sister, Birdie, her father's favorite child, loves her neighbor, Eddie Lesser, who displays musical talents. Morris is a great success with his ...
    • Date: 1929
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    Ed McBain's 87th Precinct.
    87th Precinct. Catalog Record Only
    "Manhattan's 87th Precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the tight-knit lives of the officers of the 87th and their families: Steve Carella (Robert Lansing) and his deaf/mute wife, Teddy (Gena Rowlands), rookie Bert Kling (Ron Harper), long-time veteran Roger Havilland (Gregory Walcott) and the wryly philosophical Meyer Meyer (Norman Fell). Each gripping story ...
    • Date: 2012
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    Seinfeld. Catalog Record Only The misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.
    • Date: 2007
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    The good heart / Catalog Record Only Jacques is the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas, a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under ...
    • Date: 2010
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    Family affair. Catalog Record Only Bachelor Bill Davis, a highly-paid engineering consultant, lives in a posh Manhattan apartment with his proper English manservant, Mr. Giles French. Davis' carefree existence is turned upside down when his brother and sister-in-law die suddenly in a tragic plane accident, leaving their three children orphaned. Davis becomes an instant father figure to six-year-old twins, Buffy and Jody, and their big sister, Cissy. Despite their ...
    • Contributor: Barton, Charles - Garson, Henry - Keith, Brian - Cabot, Sebastian - Jones, Anissa - Whitaker, Johnny - Garver, Kathy - Family Affair Company - Don Fedderson Productions (Firm) - Mpi Home Video (Firm) - Lc Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Wonderfalls. Catalog Record Only "Although a recent graduate of Brown University, Jaye Tyler decides to ignore her degree, live in a trailer and work at a tourist gift shop in Niagara Falls called Wonderfalls--much to the despair of her well-to-do family. But Jaye's aimless life takes a startling turn after a lion figurine begins talking to her. Her family calls it an "episode", but Jaye know better. Fearing ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Deception / Catalog Record Only Jonathan McQuarry is an accountant who meets Wyatt Bose, a charismatic corporate lawyer. Bose introduces Jonathan to a decadent playground called The List, which is a mysterious sex club for Manhattan's executives. It's a world of 'intimacy without intricacy,' one of betrayal, treachery and murder. But in this new world, Jonathan soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar ...
    • Date: 2008
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    Nobody's fool / Catalog Record Only In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who seems to have missed all his chances and made nothing of his life. However, it becomes apparent that Sully, despite his best efforts to be a n'er-do-well, is an important and beloved member of his family and his community. He ...
    • Date: 1994