Film, Video Star Theatre Star Theater

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Title
Star Theatre
Other Title
Star Theater
Summary
Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as "Wallack's Theatre," and was re-christened the "Star" in 1883. It was well known for it's excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star.
Contributor Names
Armitage, F. S., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Star Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
-  Wrecking--New York (State)--New York
-  New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Time-lapse films
Silent films
Short films
Notes
-  H16735 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16735.
-  Duration: 1:55 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, Frederick S. Armitage.
-  Photographed in 1901. Location: Broadway and 13th Street, New York, N.Y.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1874) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Filmed in April, 1901 in New York City.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Forms part of the American Memory exhibit Life in the city: early films of New York, 1898-1906.
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Sources used: Niver's Early motion pictures, p. 310; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed August 21, 2012; Eagan's America's film legacy, p. 9.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 2 min., ca.125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll (125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll (125 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4888 (viewing print)
FEB 9782 (viewing print)
FRA 2853 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5558 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0321C (paper pos)
Box 5069D (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.m2b01464
Library of Congress Control Number
00694388
Online Format
image
video
Description
Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as "Wallack's Theatre," and was re-christened the "Star" in 1883. It was well known for it's excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694388
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Armitage, F. S., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Star Theatre. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694388/.

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Armitage, F. S., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1902) Star Theatre. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694388/.

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Armitage, F. S., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Star Theatre. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694388/>.