Film, Video The clown and the alchemist /
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- The clown and the alchemist /
- From Edison films catalog: Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor. He appears and disappears in numerous startling positions, using his club with great effect and always escaping punishment. At last the alchemist brings his magic power into use, and calling two hooded assistants, orders a huge cauldron brought in. The climax, by which the clown finally disposes of the alchemist, is startling in the extreme. 80 feet. $12.00.
- Contributor Names
- Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production.
- Smith, Albert E., production.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- Subject Headings
- - Magic tricks--Drama
- - Alchemists--Drama
- - Clowns--Drama
- - Materialization--Drama
- - Alchemy--Drama
- - Magicians--Drama
- Trick films
- - D21657 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21657.
- - Duration: 1:18 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed ca. September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, New York.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 642-43; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 81 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FEC 2832 (ref print)
- LC 840 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. The Clown and the Alchemist. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694177/. (Accessed October 23, 2016.)
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