Film, Video Gordon Sisters boxing

About this Item

Title

  • Gordon Sisters boxing

Summary

  • Two women on a stage approach from either side of the painted backdrop of a garden and engage in a boxing match. Both the boxing gloves and the hits exchanged between the women seem genuine. One woman wears a modest white dress with long sleeves and a skirt to mid-calf, dark stockings, and laced boots. The other woman--taller, thinner, and perhaps younger--sports a shorter, dark, sleeveless dress and the same dark stockings and boots.
  • "Champion lady boxers of the world. Here we depict two female pugilists that are really clever. They are engaged in a hot and heavy one-round sparring exhibition, which is photographed against a very pleasing background, consisting of a park, with marble entrance and walk, and beautiful trees and shrubbery. The exhibition is very lively from start to finish; the blows fall thick and fast, and some very clever pugilistic generalship is exhibited. Length 100 feet"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.

Headings

  • -  Gordon Sisters
  • -  Women boxers--United States
  • -  Sisters--United States

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H4083 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 6May01; H4083.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Performers: the Gordon Sisters.
  • -  There were at least three boxing Gordon Sisters; the performers in this film may be Bessie and Minnie.
  • -  Duration: 1:36 at 19 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1628) 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. 123; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 51; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910; New York clipper, November 15, 1902.
  • -  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 7599 to FZA 2627.
  • -  Viewing print and dupe neg pic (35 mm.) include pullbacks and almost 1 ft. of black; these printing errors do not appear in the digital file.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (115 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 120 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 120 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4642 (viewing print)
  • FEC 1125 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1672 (dupe neg pic)
  • FZA 2627 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0146C (paper pos)
  • Box 5115C (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

  • 96514927

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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