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Film, Video Latina, dislocation act

Digital viewing copy

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Title

  • Latina, dislocation act

Summary

  • Opens with a repeat of the last scene in "Latina, contortionist." In a medium shot from the bust up, Latina faces the camera and interlaces her fingers with her arms held out in front of her, palms towards the camera and elbows pointed out. In that position, she raises her arms over and behind her head and then down her back, dislocating her shoulders in order to achieve that motion. She then turns her back to the camera, with her hands still locked behind her, and slowly brings her locked arms up and over her head; the viewer can clearly see her shoulder joints dislocate in the process. She turns back to face the camera as her arms continue to return to their starting position in front of her. Latina closes by unlacing her fingers and spreading her arms with a flourish.
  • "Mlle. Latina, whom Eugene Sandow characterizes as a type of "the perfect woman," is a more than ordinary contortionist, and saves a rather repellant specialty by the pleasant manner in which she performs her work. This little lady does her work in a clever and most finished style, her costumes are always bright, clean, and attractive looking. "--New York clipper, December 26, 1903.

Names

  • Latina, performer
  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905.

Headings

  • -  Acrobatics
  • -  Tricks
  • -  Shoulder joint--Dislocation

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H68886 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21Nov1905; H68886.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0853) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  This film does not appear under this title in the Biograph production log. It appears to have been shot at the same time as "Latina, contortionist". "Latina, contortionist-act-with-rings," (Biograph production no. 3112) filmed on Nov., 15, 1905, may have been split into two films and copyrighted as: "Latina, contortionist" and "Latina, dislocation act".
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 178; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910; Biograph production logs; New York clipper, 12-26-1903, p. 5.
  • -  Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
  • -  Performer: Mlle. Latina.
  • -  Filmed in the Biograph New York City studio, probably on Nov. 15, 1905.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (17 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 3867 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2185 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1079 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7698 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0153H (paper pos)
  • Box 5418D (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

  • 96519725

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Latina, Dislocation Act. performeds by Latina United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96519725/.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) Latina, Dislocation Act. Latina, performer United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519725/.

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Latina, Dislocation Act. performer by Latina United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96519725/>.