Film, Video Carmencita

About this Item

Title
Carmencita
Summary
"Carmencita the Spanish dancer, sways her graceful figure and pirouttes with a whirl of flying skirts"--Edison motion pictures,1890-1900.
Contributor Names
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
Heise, William, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1894]
Subject Headings
-  Carmencita
Genre
Filmed dance
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  Appearing: Carmencita.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
-  Filmed March 10-16, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Spanish dancer Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera. Six months before filming, she had been performing at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Source used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 94.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 8116 to FYA 1155.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (38 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FYA 1155 (viewing print)
Source Collection
Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4019
Library of Congress Control Number
00694116
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694116
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Carmencita. produceds by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694116/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W. & Thomas A. Edison, I. (1894) Carmencita. Dickson, W. K. -., prod [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694116/.

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Carmencita. prod by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694116/>.

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