Film, Video Ching Ling Foo outdone
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- Ching Ling Foo outdone
- "The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with water, which he splashes before the audience to show that there is no deception. He places the cloth over the tub again, and when he removes it five large geese are found to be swimming in the water. The magician takes the geese out of the tub, and places them on the stage, and they walk away. He again places the cloth over the tub, and when he removes it the tub disappears and a small boy stands in its place. The boy walks off the stage to the astonishment and amazement of the audience. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 105.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Magic
- - Magicians
- - Materialization
- Trick films
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - D4735 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735.
- - Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps.
- - According to the AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, this film may be a foreign production, possibly made by Georges Méliès or Robert W. Paul. According to Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, although this film was copyrighted by Edison, it does not appear to have been made at the Edison studio, or by Edison producers or affiliated filmmakers.
- - Probably filmed around February, 1900.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1205) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 579; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 55; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 84 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 183.
- - paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1900-02-28; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- - Paper print roll lacking suffix.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4219 (viewing print)
- FEB 9687 (viewing print)
- FRA 1738 (dupe neg pic)
- FPE 5273 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 2244 (master pos pic)
- Box 0007B (paper pos)
- Box 5015 (paper pos, copy 2)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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