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Marvin, Arthur W. 1861-1911

Works: 42 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 599 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Silent films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  History  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Director
Classifications: PS2056, 813.2
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Most widely held works about Arthur W Marvin
Most widely held works by Arthur W Marvin
Broadway & Union Square, New York( Visual )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film shows two horse-drawn streetcars, one approaching the camera and the other heading away. Passengers can be seen boarding and getting off of the crowded cars
Delivering newspapers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1899 and 1903 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign reading "New York World." As they gather around the rear of the vehicle, a fight breaks out between two of the boys. The film ends as the crowd forms around the two fighters. Probably filmed at Union Square
Selected essays from the sketch book by Washington Irving, prescribed by the regents of the University of the state of New York for the course in first year English by Washington Irving( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alhambra by Washington Irving( Book )

2 editions published between 1895 and 1905 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to the region and one of the most entertaining travelogues ever written. A heady mix of historical fact, medieval myth and mystery, sensual descriptions, and an appreciation for a civilization which valued beauty, philosophy, literature, science and the arts on an equal level with warrior skills. Secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence will transport the reader to a paradise of his own
The chimney sweep and the miller( Visual )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filming of a popular vaudeville gag. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a lake and forest. From opposite sides of the stage enter a chimney sweep, covered from head to toe with black soot and carrying a folding broom and black sack, and a miller, dressed completely in white and carrying a white sack. The two men bump into each other center stage, with some of the sweep's soot dirtying the miller's uniform. They exchange angry words, and then begin hitting each other with their sacks. As expected, black soot from the chimney sweep's bag spots the miller's whites, and white flour from the miller's sack lands on the sweep's dark clothing. The brawl culminates with a large cloud of black and white in which the men seem to disappear
Living pictures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four previously released films, posed by artists and representing well-known works of art. Each film, comprised of two "living pictures" is shown as it would have appeared live in vaudeville theaters of the time. At the opening of each "picture", curtains are drawn aside by two pages. The models remain for a short interval in complete repose, and then the curtains are drawn closed
A wake in "Hell's Kitchen"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 39: 30 feet. This scene is laid in the parlor of a New York tenement. Two watchers at the wake are smoking and drinking, while the widow is weeping over the coffin. The attention of the three is attracted for an instant, and the supposed corpse rises up, drinks all the beer in the pitcher which is standing on a table nearby, and lies down in the coffin again. The mourners return, and seeing that the beer is gone, engage in a controversy over it. During the scrap the corpse jumps out of the coffin and takes part in the melee
Wounded soldiers embarking in row boats( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This picture was taken after the Battle of Las Guaymas [i.e. Las Guásimas], and shows a large number of wounded soldiers embarking in a rowboat from an extemporized dock, on their way to the hospital ship "Olivette." A high sea was rolling in at the time, which made embarkation exceedingly difficult, and the pitiful condition of the wounded soldiers under such conditions can readily be imagined. This picture is remarkably fine photographically, and has made a marked sensation wherever it has been shown"--Biograph picture catalogue
May and December( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An older man is engaged to a young woman, and an older woman is engaged to a young man. The couples meet several times by chance. Eventually, the young man and woman go off together, leaving the older man and woman embracing
Women of the ghetto bathing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject is a group of women and girls in a public swimming pool wearing turn-of the-century bathing attire. Many women and girls are playing in the pool, while others climb out and jump into the pool. The water in the the pool appears to be about four feet deep and the pool is very crowded. According the Biograph picture catalogue, the scene takes place in a New York Public Bath on "ladies day."
The faded lilies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francois, a hunchback violinist, performs at a society party and is given a bouquet of lilies by a young woman in appreciation. He takes the gift a sign of love, and when he realizes his mistake, he loses his mind. A doctor treating him persuades the young lady to pretend an affection for him. But when the recovering musician discovers the deception, he stops taking his medicine and dies, grasping the faded lilies"--The Griffith project, v. 2
The peachbasket hat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Jones and Mrs. Jones are reading the morning paper. He reads an article about a kidnapping by gypsies. She spots an ad for hats. Upon leaving the house, Mr. Jones sees a family of gypsies reading the neighbor's palm, and returns to warn the maid. Later, Mrs. Jones goes hat shopping, leaving the baby with the maid, who invites the gypsies into the house to read her palm. They just happen to have a baby about the same age as baby Jones. When Mrs. Jones returns with her new, very large "peach basket" hat, the maid hides the gypsy family behind a curtain. As soon as possible, she hustles them out of the house. In the hubub, the very large hatbox falls off the table and over the baby who is sitting on the floor. Assuming the child has been stolen by the gypsies, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and the maid give chase. They are joined by two delivery men who saw the gypsy family and assumed the worst. A policeman is also enlisted in the chase, which is joined by more and more townspeople. When they catch up with the gypsy family, they realized their mistake and the Joneses return home, where their own baby is finally discovered under the box, and the household is restored to normal
The necklace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kendricks are a young couple, excited to have been invited to an important social event. Mrs. Kendrick buys a new gown and borrows a jeweled necklace from a friend. At the ball, the necklace it is stolen, and the Kendricks spend their whole lives and go deeply into debt to replace it, even though, unbeknownst to them, the necklace is only costume jewelry. In the end, the owner, touched at their sacrifice, presents them with the necklace
Bass fishing( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man in fashionable sporting attire is standing on some large rocks at the edge of a stream. He is holding a short fishing rod in his hands and casting into the running stream. The film ends as the fisherman kneels at the edge of the water, holding the reel in his left hand while he hauls in the fish with a net held in his right hand. There are several occasions when the fisherman cannot be seen, as he walks out of camera range
His duty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Bob Allen's twenty-first birthday. His mother and his brother Jack, a policeman present him with a cap, personalized with his initals in the lining. Jack then goes to work and Bob goes out also. Later in the evening, Jack is called to the scene of a robbery, where he finds the cap with his brother's initials. Dismayed by the idea that his brother is a thief, he goes home and confronts Bob with the evidence. Though it breaks their mother's heart, Jack does his duty and leads his brother out in handcuffs
A gold necklace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mazie lends her gold necklace to her friend Nellie, who loses it. She and her boyfriend, Sam, look for it in vain. Sam, thinking it belongs to Nellie, promises to replace it, and she describes it to him in detail. Meanwhile, the necklace has been found and returned it to Mazie. Sam sees it on Mazie (whom he does not know is Nellie's friend). He insists on buying it from her, and gives it to Nellie, who, of course, returns it to Mazie. Sam again sees Mazie wearing the necklace, and thinks she has stolen it. His valet, taking the matter in hand, snatches the necklace off the astonished Mazie, who runs for the constable. They all converge on Sam, who is returning the necklace to the confused Nellie. With everyone assembled, all is explained and peace is restored
Lonely villa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Cullison and their three daughters live in a beautiful, large home out in the country. When Mr. Cullison is called away, leaving his wife and daughters alone in the house, a gang of thieves break in and threaten the family. When his car breaks down, not far from the house, Mr. Cullison calls home and discovers that his family is in terrible danger. He alerts the local police and with them, he races to the rescue, arriving just in time to thwart the burglars, and save his family
A gesture fight in Hester Street( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 36: 26 feet. A comical fight between two Hebrews: one a pushcart man, and the other a suspender peddler
When we were in our teens( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May shows her newest painting to Tom and Howard, rivals for her affection. Tom tactlessly offers an honest opinion, saying the picture is "punk". No fool Howard, however, pretends to admire May's painting. May, of course, prefers Howard's opinion to Tom's and therefore prefers Howard himself to Tom. Not to be deterred, Tom disguises himself as a tramp, steals May's painting and tries, in front of May, to sell it to Howard. Howard does not recognize it as May's painting, and pronounces it "the worst ever". May is outraged and sends them both packing
Over the hills to the poor house( Visual )

1 edition published in 1908 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widowed elderly mother of three adult children, two sons and a daughter, wishing to relieve herself of the burden of care of her property, decides to divide it up among her children. To her son Charles, a wild but kind young fellow, she leaves a small amount, feeling that he will soon run through it. The good-hearted boy is perfectly satisfied, believing in the wisdom of his mother's actions. He assumes she will find a home with one of his siblings, who are married and settled. The old woman moves in with her married son, but is driven out by his wife over an argument about her young granddaughter. She is forced to move into a squalid apartment in a cheap tenement house, but is evicted for failing to pay her rent. She appeals to her daughter, who refuses to take her in, suggesting she go to the public poor-house, which she does. She is toiling in the laundry when she is discovered by her son, Charles, who, learning of her abandonment, has been searching for her. The kind-hearted son helps his mother out of the poor-house, and takes her home to care for her
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Alternative Names
Arthur Marvin Amerikaans director of photography (1859-1911)

Arthur Marvin directeur de la photographie américain

Arthur Marvin direttore della fotografia statunitense

Arthur Marvin usona kameraisto

Артур Марвин

ארתור מרווין

آرتور ماروین


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