Film, Video Dance, Franchonetti Sisters

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Title
Dance, Franchonetti Sisters
Summary
Three young women with dark, curly hair stand on a stage with a black background and patterned carpet or tile underfoot. They wear tights, ballet shoes, and frilly dresses to the knee with multiple petticoats and ruffled drawers. They begin by raising their right legs up by their heads, and then perform a dance with a variety of kicks and leg movements, their hands either in the air or pulling up their skirts. The sisters also grab their right legs again and hop in a circle, then do cartwheels and land on the floor in the splits. Jumping back to their feet, the women twirl in circles and around each other in circles in what appears to be a type of pirouette, while holding up their skirts and showing their bloomers in a manner similar to the cancan.
From Biograph picture catalogue: 22 feet. The French quadrille dance by a popular team of vaudeville artists.
Contributor Names
Franchonetti Sisters.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Quadrille (Dance)--United States
-  Dance--United States
-  Dancers--United States
-  Silent films
Genre
Dance
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H30723 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30723.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Performers: Franchonetti Sisters.
-  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.
-  Catalog no. 217; code name (for telegraphic orders) Malateiro.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046292; Dance, Franchonetti sisters.
-  Filmed 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 picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 56.
-  Received: 2/2/95 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 11/29/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 4/24/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
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 2267 (ref print)
FPD 3847 (dupe neg)
LC 362a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96520384
Online Format
image
video
Description
Three young women with dark, curly hair stand on a stage with a black background and patterned carpet or tile underfoot. They wear tights, ballet shoes, and frilly dresses to the knee with multiple petticoats and ruffled drawers. They begin by raising their right legs up by their heads, and then perform a dance with a variety of kicks and leg movements, their hands either in the air or pulling up their skirts. The sisters also grab their right legs again and hop in a circle, then do cartwheels and land on the floor in the splits. Jumping back to their feet, the women twirl in circles and around each other in circles in what appears to be a type of pirouette, while holding up their skirts and showing their bloomers in a manner similar to the cancan. From Biograph picture catalogue: 22 feet. The French quadrille dance by a popular team of vaudeville artists.
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Franchonetti Sisters, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Dance, Franchonetti Sisters. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96520384/. (Accessed June 26, 2017.)

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Franchonetti Sisters, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Dance, Franchonetti Sisters. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96520384/.

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Franchonetti Sisters, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Dance, Franchonetti Sisters. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96520384/>.