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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Armstrong circle theatre. Ward three--four p.m. to midnight / Catalog Record Only A documentary-style drama based on activities in a big city hospital, St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. The setting is Ward Three, the Women's Ward. Presiding over this little world is night head nurse Sally Lacey. The patients include Miss Mickler, a lonely embittered woman who makes life difficult for the nurses; Elena Ampuero, a young Puerto Rican woman suffering from malnutrition; and ...
    • Date: 1956
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    A Chorus line / Catalog Record Only In this movie musical about casting for a Broadway musical, the director, Zach, must select eight dancers from the hundreds who audition. He asks each of the seventeen finalists to talk about themselves, which they do, in song and dance.
    • Date: 1985
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    Solomon Northrup's odyssey /
    Half slave, half free Catalog Record Only
    Solomon Northup kidnapped from Saratoga, New York, into slavery in the mid-nineteenth century spent 12 years experiencing the cruelty of enslavement on various plantations throughout the state of Louisiana.
    • Date: 1984
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    A little princess / Catalog Record Only PA701-976 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Warner Bros. PUB 10May95; PA701-976. Co-producer, Dalisa Cohen ; camera, Emmanuel Lubezki ; music, Patrick Doyle ; editor, Steven Weisberg ; production designer, Bo Welch. Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunnigham, Liesel Matthews. A trailer for the feature Free Willy 2 appears at the beginning of reel 1. Based on the novel Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sources used: Variety, ...
    • Date: 1995
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    12 angry men /
    Twelve angry men Catalog Record Only
    In New York City, a teenage boy is accused of killing his father, and between him and capital punishment stands one just man.
    • Date: 1987
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    All through the night / Catalog Record Only Gloves Donahue, a big shot Broadway gambler, sets out to find the killer of the baker of his favorite cheesecake. In a nightclub, Gloves recognizes Leda Hamilton as the woman leaving the bakery. He traces her to the auction house of Hall Ebbing. When he asks about Leda, he is imprisoned. Leda helps him escape, telling him that his captors are Nazi agents whom ...
    • Date: 1942
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    The younger generation / 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
  • Film, Video
    Cagney & Lacey. The complete series
    Cagney and Lacey. | Cagney & Lacey. Catalog Record Only
    "In the 1980s, the television series Cagney & Lacey was on the air for six seasons and to many it was more than mere entertainment; to some it was the quintessential show for working women, a flagship for the women's movement."--Container.
    • Contributor: Avedon, Barbara - Corday, Barbara - Daly, Tyne - Gless, Sharon - Orion Tv Productions - Mace Neufeld Productions (Firm) - Visual Entertainment (Firm) - LC Purchase Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    Rip Van Winkle. Rip leaving Sleepy Hollow /
    Rip leaving Sleepy Hollow | Rip Van Winkle. | Rip meeting Hudson and crew Catalog Record Only
    One of eight short scenes reenacted from a popular stage adaptation of the story about Rip Van Winkle, a good-hearted, but somewhat disreputable man who drinks too much, neglects his farm and family, fights with his wife, and falls victim to money-losing schemes. One day, to escape the reprimands of his angry wife, Rip goes off into the Catskill Mountains where he encounters the ...
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Bitzer, G. W. - Jefferson, Joseph - Boucicault, Dion - Irving, Washington - American Mutoscope Company - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Mr. & Mrs. North.
    Mister and Misses North. Catalog Record Only
    "Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do"--Internet movie database, August 17, 2012.
    • Date: 2006
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    King Kong / Catalog Record Only Kong, a giant gorilla, falls in love with Ann Darrow, the leading lady in a film being made on the remote island where he is worshipped as a god. He carries her into the jungle, but she is rescued by the director, Carl Denham and their ship's captain, Jack Driscoll. Enraged, Kong goes on a rampage, killing islanders and destroying the village. He is ...
    • Date: 1933
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    The namesake / Catalog Record Only The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women.
    • Date: 2007
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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