Film, Video Latina, dislocation act
About this Item
- Latina, dislocation act
- 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.
- From K.R. Niver, Early motion pictures: Taken from the audience's point of view, the film shows a contortionist demonstrating that she can completely revolve her arms in the shoulder sockets. The exhibition was a waist-high front view, side view, and rear view.
- Contributor 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.
- Subject Headings
- - Dislocations--United States
- - Shoulder joint--Dislocation--United States
- - Acrobatics--United States
- - Acrobats--United States
- - Tricks
- - Joints--Range of motion
- - Silent films
- - H68886 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21Nov1905; H68886.
- - Original main title lacking.
- - Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer.
- - Performer: Latina.
- - Duration: 0:23 at 16 fps.
- - Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
- - From the New York clipper, 12/26/03, p. 5: 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. She is engaged as a special feature with Neil Burgess' "County Fair" Co. this season.
- - No production record or catalog number exists for this film; it appears to have been shot as part of "Latina, contortionist-act-with-rings," which was split into "Latina, contortionist" and "Latina, dislocation act" for copyright.
- - Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
- - NCN046328; Latina, dislocation act.
- - Filmed Nov. 15, 1905, in the Biograph New York City studio.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph Co. prod. records [MI].
- - Received: 11/29/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - Received: 8/3/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - Received: 11/21/05; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
- 1 reel of 1 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
- 1 roll (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FEC 2185 (ref print)
- FPE 7698 (dupe neg)
- LC 853b (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Range of Motion
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Chicago citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Latina, Dislocation Act. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519725/. (Accessed December 07, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Bitzer, G. W., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1905) Latina, Dislocation Act. 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. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96519725/>.