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Film, Video The golden beetle Scarabée d'or / Golden scarab / Special effects reel

About this Item

Title

  • The golden beetle

Other Title

  • Scarabée d'or
  • Golden scarab
  • Special effects reel

Summary

  • A magician catches a bug, which he throws into a brazier he has conjured up. From the brazier emerges a woman with shimmering wings. The brazier disappears and is replaced by a water fountain. The winged woman disappears. The magician crawls around on the floor as the water turns into fireworks, and then into a spinning wheel of fire. The magician leaps and twirls, and the woman reappears in the spinning wheel. When the fireworks end, two handmaidens appear and, as the woman chases the magician, they bring the brazier back. They fling the magician into it, and it bursts into flame. Her handmaidens stand to the side as the winged woman hovers above the smoking brazier.

Names

  • Chomón, Segundo de, 1871-1929, direction, camera.
  • Pathé frères (France)
  • Pathé Frères (U.S.)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Pathé Frères, 1907.

Headings

  • -  Magic tricks

Genre

  • Trick films
  • Silent films
  • Short films

Notes

  • -  Originally released in France by Pathé frères in 1907.
  • -  End title lacking.
  • -  On one film reel/videocassette with five other films. Preceded by La poule phénomène, A touching pleading, [Story of Christ], Liliputian dance, and The enchanted glasses.
  • -  Part of summary from AFI STAR database record.
  • -  Pathé no. 1571.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Digital files viewed.
  • -  Sources used: AFI STAR database record no. 7683; Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 7.

Medium

  • viewing copy 1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 2 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • VRA 1876 (viewing copy)
  • FBC 7678 (viewing print)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006640667

Online Format

  • video

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Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, France in America.

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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S Pathé Frères, and Niver. The Golden Beetle. directeds by Chomón, Segundo De, Ection, Camera United States: Pathé Frères, 1907. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006640667/.

APA citation style:

Pathé Frères, Pathé Frères, U. S. & Niver. (1907) The Golden Beetle. Chomón, S. D., dir United States: Pathé Frères. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006640667/.

MLA citation style:

Pathé Frères, U.S Pathé Frères, and Niver. The Golden Beetle. dir by Chomón, Segundo De, Ection, Camera United States: Pathé Frères, 1907. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006640667/>.