Film, Video Crissie Sheridan Serpentine dance in national colors

About this Item

Title

  • Crissie Sheridan

Other Title

  • Serpentine dance in national colors

Summary

  • A woman in a white gown performs a skirt dance, using her arms to produce circles and other patterns within the folds of her costume. Her legs and feet appear to be bare.

Contributor Names

  • Heise, William, production, camera.
  • Sheridan, Crissie, performer.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1897.

Subject Headings

  • -  Serpentine dance

Genre

  • Filmed vaudeville acts
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  60590 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60590.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Dancer: Crissie Sheridan.
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Duration: 0:40 at 19 fps.
  • -  Filmed September-October, 1897 in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1143) 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: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 69; Edison motion pictures, 1890-1900, p. 352-353.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (47 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 4157 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2176 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1325 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7659 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0181C (paper pos)
  • Box 5032B (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96514903

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Crissie Sheridan. performeds by Sheridan, Crissie, produceds by Heise, Williamuction, Camera United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1897. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96514903/.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1897) Crissie Sheridan. Sheridan, C., performer, Heise, W., prod United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96514903/.

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Crissie Sheridan. performer by Sheridan, Crissie, prod by Heise, Williamuction, Camera United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96514903/>.