Film, Video What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City What happened on 23rd Street, New York City

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Title
What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City
Other Title
What happened on 23rd Street, New York City
Summary
"The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d Street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. 50 ft."--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Twenty-third Street (New York, N.Y.)
-  Pedestrians--Humor
-  Winds--Humor
-  Skirts--Humor
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H7985 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985.
-  Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1933) 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. 360; AFI catalog online, viewed November 13, 2015; Edison films catalog, no. 135 (September,1902), p. 86.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPE 5572 to FZA 2487.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 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 (ca. 20 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.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4947 (viewing print)
FEB 9830 (viewing print)
FRA 1945 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2487 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 0671 (master pos pic)
Box 0147D (paper pos)
Box 5184G (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/lcmp002.m2a36374
Library of Congress Control Number
00694379
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d Street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. 50 ft."--Edison films catalog.
Original Format
film, video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694379
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694379/.

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