Film, Video [Dickson experimental sound film] Dickson violin / Dancing men in the Black Maria
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- [Dickson experimental sound film]
- Other Title
- Dickson violin
- Dancing men in the Black Maria
- Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. This LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist.
- Shows W. K. L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments.
- Contributor Names
- Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production, cast.
- D'Almaine, Charles, 1871-1943, cast.
- Heise, William, camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Dunston (Gatewood) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Sound motion pictures--Experiments
- - Kinetophone
- - Violinists
- - Dance
- - Male dancers
- Experimental films
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - Copyright: no reg.
- - Performer: W.K.L. Dickson or Charles D'Almaine.
- - Camera, William Heise.
- - Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps.
- - LC also holds a copy of the synchronized sound version in the videodisc collection, More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - Filmed ca. September 1894 to April 2, 1895, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, N.J.
- - This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 178.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 sec., 43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
- 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 sec., 43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 0374 (viewing print)
- FPF 1290 (dupe neg pic)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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- Online Format
- Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. This LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist. Shows W. K. L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments.
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Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie)
Dunston (Gatewood) Collection (Library of Congress)
Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Sound Motion Pictures
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- Early Motion Picture Productions - Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies
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Chicago citation style:
D'Almaine, Charles, Cast, William Heise, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Dunston, and Edison Collection. Dickson Experimental Sound Film.  Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694117/.
APA citation style:
D'Almaine, C., Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I., Dunston & Edison Collection. (1895) Dickson Experimental Sound Film. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694117/.
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D'Almaine, Charles, Cast, et al. Dickson Experimental Sound Film.  Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694117/>.