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  • Film, Video

    Kawana Trio

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (390 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (390 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: Hans A. Spanuth; title & descr., 17Apr19; 4 prints, 5Apr19; LU13859. Copyright under the title "Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movies" covers this film and three other Spanuth acts not held by ...

    • Contributor: Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video

    Luis Martinetti /

    From Raff & Gammon price list: Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings. 12.50. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A performance on flying rings.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (william Kennedy-Laurie) - Martinetti, Luis - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (gordon) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1894
  • Film, Video

    Latina, contortionist

    A woman wearing a light-colored leotard, gathered at the waist, and tights stands against a black background. Although she is filmed in a long shot, her feet are cut off in the frame. She opens with a flourish of her arms and faces the camera. First stretching up with her arms, Latina then bends in half at the waist, steps into a metal ring ...

    • Contributor: Latina - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video

    The first circus /

    During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats.

    • Contributor: Sarg, Tony - Dawley, Herbert M. - Herbert M. Dawley Productions - Rialto Productions - Afi/Uhl (clement) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video

    Japanese acrobats

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (119 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (117 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    2 a.m. in the subway

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Date: 1905
  • Film, Video

    Japanese village /

    At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    Kruger and Ward

    motion picture | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (205 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (205 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: reg. unknown. No copyright registration or production and distribution information could be found for an act under this name, but the film appears to be an uncopyrighted Spanuth's ...

    • Contributor: [commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Date: 1919
  • Film, Video

    Three jumping Tommies

    motion picture | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 2 (r1) (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | Copyright: Hans A. Spanuth; title & descr., 11Mar20; 8 prints, 26Feb20; LU14866. Copyright under the title "Spanuth's original vod-a-vil movies" covers this film and three other Spanuth acts held ...

    • Contributor: Commonwealth Pictures Corp
    • Date: 1920
  • Film, Video

    A street Arab /

    A preadolescent boy, dressed like a street urchin, performs acrobatic stunts for the camera. From a contemporary Edison Company catalog: A STREET ARAB. Umreichen [code for telegraphic orders]. Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Afi/Holt (h.l.) Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video

    Latina, dislocation act

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21Nov1905; H68886. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Date: 1905