Film, Video Charity ball

About this Item

Title
Charity ball
Summary
A man in formal dinner clothes and a woman in a white ruffled dress with a flower corsage and white shoes execute various dance steps designed as exhibition dancing. The set is bare, without backdrops or props. The couple's feet are not evident at times in the frame, and the dance appears to have been shot in relatively slow motion.
Contributor Names
Heise, William, camera.
Kelley, James T., 1854-1933, performer.
Kent, Dorothy, performer.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Dancers--United States
Genre
Filmed dance
Peep shows (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  53737 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1897; 53737.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Performers: James T. Kelly, Dorothy Kent.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:34 at 22 fps.
-  Filmed September, 1897 in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Summary adapted from Early motion pictures.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1356) 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. 52; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Musser, C. The emergence of cinema, p. 234; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 330.
-  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 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 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 4370 (viewing print)
FEC 2183 (viewing print)
FRA 1508 (dupe neg pic)
FRA 1509 (dupe neg pic, copy 2)
FPE 7689 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1355 (master pos pic)
Box 0163C (paper pos)
Box 5002C (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/varsmp.1356
Library of Congress Control Number
96519340
Online Format
video
image
Description
A man in formal dinner clothes and a woman in a white ruffled dress with a flower corsage and white shoes execute various dance steps designed as exhibition dancing. The set is bare, without backdrops or props. The couple's feet are not evident at times in the frame, and the dance appears to have been shot in relatively slow motion.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96519340
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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Charity Ball. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96519340/.

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Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1897) Charity Ball. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519340/.

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Heise, William, Camera, et al. Charity Ball. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96519340/>.