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Film, Video [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.]

Digital viewing copy

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  • [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.]


  • "Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at 135th St. and Broadway where Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the Stroke of Twelve. Large numbers of men, women and children leave the theater, some as many as two or three times. Delivery boys, a wagon, automobiles and a boy on rollerskates pass by"--The George Kleine Collection...catalog.


  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [United States : Thomas A. Edison, 1915].


  • -  Claremont Theater Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • -  Motion picture audiences--New York (State)--New York


  • Actualities (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Duration: 3:42 at 18 fps.
  • -  No titles.
  • -  Sources used: Moving picture world, v. 23, March 13, 1915, p. 1585 (Edison to Have Theatre); The George Kleine Collection...catalog, p. 20; Motography, v. 13, no. 10, March 6, 1915, p. 361, viewed online July 30, 2021 via the Media History Project WWW site.
  • -  Photographed in New York City, probably on March 18, 1915.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  According to the Moving picture world, v. 23, "The Edison Company has completed arrangements with Manager Fred Dollinger of the Claremont Theatre...whereby that theatre will be given over Thursday night of every week to the Edison Company, and the complete Edison weekly releases for the week previous will be shown". According to Motography, v. 13, the film, "On the stroke of twelve", was released on March 12, 1915. The film would probably have been showing at the Claremont on Thursday, March 18, 1915.
  • -  Collection purchased from Kleine estate March 27, 1947. 35 mm. nitrate film destroyed.
  • -  The George Kleine Collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress : a catalog / prepared by Rita Horwitz and Harriet Harrison with the assistance of Wendy White. Library of Congress, 1980.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (99 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 1433 (viewing print)
  • FRA 3729 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 3730 (non-viewing print)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp73008200

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Kleine. Claremont Theatre, N.Y. [United States: Thomas A. Edison, 1915] Video.

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Kleine. (1915) Claremont Theatre, N.Y. [United States: Thomas A. Edison] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Kleine. Claremont Theatre, N.Y. [United States: Thomas A. Edison, 1915] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.