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Film, Video Carmencita

Digital viewing copy

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.

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]

Headings

  • -  Carmencita

Genre

  • Filmed dance
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
  • -  Source used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 94.
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Appearing: Carmencita.
  • -  Filmed March 10-16, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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.
  • -  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

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694116

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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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/>.