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Film, Video Sandow Variant title from Biograph production log: Sandow (no breathing)

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Title

  • Sandow

Other Title

  • Variant title from Biograph production log: Sandow (no breathing)

Summary

  • Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his chest, looking off screen left, then strikes a variety of poses that accentuate his muscular development. These positions include flexing his right arm with the fist to his head and face to shoulder; turning his back to the camera and flexing his upper arms and shoulder muscles; and, with his back still to the camera, stretching out and up with one arm at a time. Sandow then turns back to face the camera and performs a standing backflip. He closes in the same pose with which he opened.
  • "Still another picture of the great athlete displaying his muscles, and turning a somersault without touching hands to the floor"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902.

Names

  • Sandow, Eugen, 1867-1925, performer
  • American Mutoscope Company
  • American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : American Mutoscope Company, [1896]

Headings

  • -  Strong men--United States
  • -  Bodybuilders--United States

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  H32496 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 11June1903; H32496.
  • -  Original main title lacking.
  • -  AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910 gives an estimated date of original release as September, 1896.
  • -  Duration: 0:24 at 16 fps.
  • -  Biograph production no. 38.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 0077) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 286; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 940; American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 55; Biograph photo catalog, v. 1 [MI]; Biograph production log.
  • -  Performer: Eugen Sandow.
  • -  Probably filmed in summer,1896 in the Biograph New York City studio.
  • -  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 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (16 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 15 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 24 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 3091 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2269 (viewing print)
  • FRA 0430 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPC 4626 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 0941 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0823D (paper pos)
  • Box 5261M (paper pos, copy 2)

Source Collection

  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96519730

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Sandow. performeds by Sandow, Eugen [United States: American Mutoscope Company, 1896] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96519730/.

APA citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1896) Sandow. Sandow, E., performer [United States: American Mutoscope Company] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519730/.

MLA citation style:

American Mutoscope Company, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Sandow. performer by Sandow, Eugen [United States: American Mutoscope Company, 1896] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96519730/>.