Film, Video Japanese Village

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Title
Japanese Village
Summary
"At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers by performing back handsprings, back flips, unusual handstands, etc."--Early motion pictures.
"One of the most fascinating exhibits on the Midway at the Pan-American Exposition is the Japanese Village. This space occupies about one and one-half acres of ground. It is dotted with pretty miniature lakes, the famous Japanese circle bridges, groves, tea houses, etc. We secured an excellent picture of this village while a troupe of Japanese acrobats were performing. The acrobats themselves are in the foreground of the picture and form the principle feature. The entire length of the film is replete with difficult acrobatic tricks, performed by one of the most skilled troupes in the world. Class B 150 ft."--Edison films catalog, no. 135.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Exhibitions--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Japan--Exhibitions
-  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Acrobats--United States
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H7330 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330.
-  Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps.
-  Photographed between May 1, 1901 and July 31, 1901 at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison films catalog summary.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1659) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 167; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 543; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 21.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  paper pos (copy 1) Received: 1901-07-31; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 9680 to FYA 3335.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 145 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 145 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 65 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 145 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 145 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 145 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4673 (viewing print)
FYA 3335 (viewing print)
FRA 1701 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5104 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0985 (master pos pic)
FPE 5105 (master pos pic)
Box 0087 (paper pos)
Box 5116C (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
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/lcmp001.m1b05994
Library of Congress Control Number
00694347
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers by performing back handsprings, back flips, unusual handstands, etc."--Early motion pictures. "One of the most fascinating exhibits on the Midway at the Pan-American Exposition is the Japanese Village. This space occupies about one and one-half acres of ground. It is dotted with pretty miniature lakes, the famous Japanese circle bridges, groves, tea houses, etc. We secured an excellent picture of this village while a troupe of Japanese acrobats were performing. The acrobats themselves are in the foreground of the picture and form the principle feature. The entire length of the film is replete with difficult acrobatic tricks, performed by one of the most skilled troupes in the world. Class B 150 ft."--Edison films catalog, no. 135.
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