Film, Video Cupid and Psyche Cupid and Psyche dance

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Title
Cupid and Psyche
Other Title
Cupid and Psyche dance
Summary
"An original dance by the Leander Sisters, performed at the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal. One is dressed as Cupid, with the accompanying wings, bow and arrow; the other represents Psyche. The dance is full of grace and action and the figures show life size and very clear. The costumes are white and show up in beautiful contrast to the dark background, which is composed of bathers in bathing costumes and two tiers of spectators. The film is in every way an attractive subject"--F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Blechynden, Frederick, camera.
Leander Sisters.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Dancers--California--San Francisco
-  Dance--California--San Francisco
-  Cupid and Psyche (Tale)
-  Sutro Baths (San Francisco, Calif.)
Genre
Filmed vaudeville acts
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  60560 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60560.
-  Performers: Leander Sisters.
-  Camera, Frederick Blechynden.
-  Duration: 0:28 at 30 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1332) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed August 22, 1897, at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California.
-  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. 332; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 71; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 52 [MI]; F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue, March 1898, p. 40; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEA 8721 to FYA 1153.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (53 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 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 4346 (viewing print)
FYA 1153 (viewing print)
FRA 1490 (dupe neg pic)
FPB 9502 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0074D (paper pos)
Box 5444C (paper pos, copy 2)
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.1332
Library of Congress Control Number
00694186
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"An original dance by the Leander Sisters, performed at the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal. One is dressed as Cupid, with the accompanying wings, bow and arrow; the other represents Psyche. The dance is full of grace and action and the figures show life size and very clear. The costumes are white and show up in beautiful contrast to the dark background, which is composed of bathers in bathing costumes and two tiers of spectators. The film is in every way an attractive subject"--F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue.
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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, Leander Sisters, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Afi/Holt. Cupid and Psyche. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694186/.

APA citation style:

Blechynden, F., Leander Sisters, Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Afi/Holt. (1897) Cupid and Psyche. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694186/.

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Blechynden, Frederick, Camera, et al. Cupid and Psyche. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694186/>.

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