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AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 11 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 11 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Silent films  Filmed performances  Peep shows (Motion pictures)  Humor  Comedy films  Filmed vaudeville acts  Trick films 
Classifications: E178,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Butterfly dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As performed by Annabelle, the famous premiere danseuse. A charmingly graceful representation of the light and airy flight of a butterfly. Beautiful when colored. 50 ft."--Edison films catalog
Little mischief( Visual )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all patience, and makes such a wild commotion that he loses his balance, and falls over backwards, chair and all. Sure to make fun for the children, both great and small. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog
Cupid and Psyche( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"An original dance by the Leander Sisters, performed at the Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Cal. One is dressed as Cupid, with the accompanying wings, bow and arrow; the other represents Psyche. The dance is full of grace and action and the figures show life size and very clear. The costumes are white and show up in beautiful contrast to the dark background, which is composed of bathers in bathing costumes and two tiers of spectators. The film is in every way an attractive subject"--F.Z. Maguire & Co. catalogue
Imperial Japanese dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog
A street Arab( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Shows one of New York's street gamins going through various acrobatic evolutions; he turns handsprings backward and forward, walks the crab, does cart wheels and other kindred feats. An exceptionally unique part of the performance is his standing on his head and twisting around like a top. It is safe to say he will be bald-headed at an early age"--Edison films catalog
Trapeze disrobing act( Visual )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A lady dressed in evening costume is performing on a trapeze. Two Rubes are seated in a box in the theatre. The lady begins to disrobe and here the fun commences. As she removes her garments one by one and throws them at our rural friends, they begin going through antics, which to say the least, are highly amusing. 100 ft."--Edison films catalog
[Unidentified Holt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Woman dancer performing Serpentine skirt dance
Seminary girls( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. 50 foot strip"--Edison films catalog
The mermaid's ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A beautiful and mystifying picture. A ballet dancer is seen performing her graceful dance upon the surface of a lake. There is a slight ripple upon the water, producing beautiful effects, and the audience is left wondering how the dancer stays on the surface of the water and why she does not sink"--Edison films catalog
Devil's theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The scene represents what is supposed to be the interior of the Devil's theatre where numerous hobgoblins are performing to the edification of his satanic majesty. The tricks and transformations that take place in this scene defy description. It is simply one of the best mystical pictures"-- Edison films catalog
Pillow fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 1897 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses and the black background a novel effect. Sharp, full of action, and popular in character. 50 feet only"--F.M. Prescott catalog
 
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Audience level: 0.77 (from 0.30 for A street A ... to 0.86 for Cupid and ...)

Alternative Names
Library of Congress. AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection

Languages
English (12)