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Archival film footage on Coney Island from Footage Farm

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Primitive - [Amusement Park]

Coney Island (?) & people walking about. Bicyclists. Horse carriage past. Tower visible in background. Carousel in building. Most buildings are wooden.

[1900-1920 England traffic, Arabs, India, Coney Island USA, Antarctica, Suffragettes, US Civil War]

Piccadilly Circus w/ traffic ca 1912; other early traffic w/ buses. POV thru streets w/ taxis, open touring cars, bicycles, double-decker buses.

02:25:00 Parade w/ decorated cars, floates & women suffragettes marching behind.

02:25:19 Arabs at foot of pyramids.

02;25:30 Military band of Blacks playing & marching under elaborate arch.

02:25:40 High angle of mounted band, elaborate decorations on elephants pulling large wagon. Crowds of Indians watching. Brahmin cows pulling carriages. Ornate viewing stand & crowds at ?? under sun umbrellas.

02:26:17 Large excursion boat w/ people walking deck in summer formal dress. Two tubs pulling sterm of ocean liner. Crowd on deck seen from dock waving goodbyes to each other. Ship away from dock. 4-stack liner, Lusitania (?). Tugs in harbor. Large liner leaving, wake of ship.

02:28:07 Bathing beauties at Coney Island on wooden doc,. Guy in drag in midst of them. Older women. Amusement rides in background.

02:28:29 Suffragettes marching w/ spears (?) followed by brass band.

02:28:45 Four men pulling sledge across ice. Terra Nova (?) moored alongside ice. Men pulling sledge to tall pyramidal tent, crawl inside. Four men dry out boots, light stove. Ext. view of tent on ice w/ ship in distance (fake?)

02:29:32 Suffragettes marching w/ police alongside, banners including Taxation Without Representation Is Tyranny.

02:29:58 US Civil War soldiers (?) & digging entrenchment. Along road.

02:30:24 Royalty into carriage.

Daily Life; Street Scenes;

Rube and Mandy At Coney Island

Edison

copyrighted 13Aug1903

This film shows the trip of a couple of country bumpkins around Coney Island. Shot with actors made up as country bumpkins, real locations

Comedy, gags

Rube and Mandy arrive in a carriage, which is pushed rather than pulled by horses. They go on roller-coaster type rides, on a cow ride, on rope walk, come out of the House of Fun, ride a camel, look at trick dogs and get frightened by a monkey, go on small train, water slide and dry slide, test their strength with hammer. Finally they buy hot dogs and munch greedily, getting food all over their faces.



Camel at Luna Park, The

Men and a few women watch man & woman mount camel & led past camera by Arab. Return & camel kneels and they dismount. (following also in NYC, probably from another paper print) Shot of line of many camels kneeling & women run and get on. All are wearing elaborate dresses with long skirts. One woman falls off as camel gets up. Arabs lead camels around past camera. Woman chasing after.

Stunts; Animals; Sexism; Paper Prints; Middle East; Tourists; Adventurers; Tourism; Exotic; Oddities;

Elephants Shooting the Chutes at Luna Park

From water level elephant seen sliding down large wooden slide into large pond or tank. Swimming to shore & trainer meeting to lead back up path. Ends before it goes up to top.

Stunt; Trained Animals; Oddities;

Cake Walk On The Beach At Coney Island, A (Title missing)

American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; AM&B. Cameraman: G. W. Bitzer

Line of men & women in long bathing suits holding hands & dancing towards camera at edge of sandy water; people watching as they dance past. Second group does same, some falling down & man tosses woman over shoulder; then does acrobatic flips. Third time done, some leapfrog over each other. Others watching.

Primitive Film; Play; 1900s; Oddities; Recreation; Oddities; Gymnastics; 1904;

Racing Chutes At Dreamland, The

American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; AM&B. Cameraman: G. W. Bitzer.

MS across water at foot of chute w/ people lining bridge to watch. Two cars down & into water; second two & bouncing past camera. Third pair down.

Primitive Films; 1900s; Documentary; Amusement Park; 1904; Coney Island; Brooklyn; Recreation;

Cake Walk On The Beach At Coney Island, A (Title missing)

American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; AM&B. Cameraman: G. W. Bitzer

Line of men & women in long bathing suits holding hands & dancing towards camera at edge of sandy water; people watching as they dance past. Second group does same, some falling down & man tosses woman over shoulder; then does acrobatic flips. Third time done, some leapfrog over each other. Others watching.

Primitive Film; Play; 1900s; Oddities; Recreation; Oddities; Gymnastics; 1904;

Racing Chutes At Dreamland, The

American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; AM&B. Cameraman: G. W. Bitzer.

MS across water at foot of chute w/ people lining bridge to watch. Two cars down & into water; second two & bouncing past camera. Third pair down.

Primitive Films; 1900s; Documentary; Amusement Park; 1904; Coney Island; Brooklyn; Recreation;

Boarding School Girls

Edison Co.

13:06.38 Title: The Young Ladies From Miss Knapp s Select School Have An Outing At Coney Island, N.Y.

Dozen or so teacher & girls in white dresseses & hats down steps of brownstone row house w/ ornate iron fence; board large open car, put up parasols while driver / chauffer puts steps in back. Wagon & horses past. Driving along tree lined street seen from car (?) in front. Pull up to curb in front of stores, driver helps girls jump down.

13:08.36 Teacher leads girls into amusement park; board cars in ride on tracks w/o teacher who chases after.

13:09.26 Three girls at a time slide down parallel wires, hanging from wheel; others follow, some fall linto sand pit. Teacher chases.

13:10.00 Riding hanging ring in circle while men cause it to bounce.

13:10.27 Moving stairs seen from bottom as girls try to descend, laughing & run past camera. Teacher chases. Sliding down slide into sand at bottom & running out. Running up steps & into giant drum which rolls back & forth. Helped out & escorted off by teacher.

13:12.32 Bottom of large slide w/ boats down chute into water & poled to shore. Teacher in separate car.

13:13.11 Girls run to camels, get seated & trainers help them get up. Some fall off; led past camera.

13:14.08 Bottom of circular slide & girls helped up, run off; teacher chases & slaps w/ parasol.

13:14.41 Steeplechase ride with girls, then teacher past.

13:15.00 Girls & others on high wheel bicycle ride as though pedalled merry-go-round.

13:15.23 Title: Dreamland Coney Island - Steeplechase Park Coney Island The Funny Place

13:15.37 Girls walking along sandy beach in bathing dresses w/ amusement park & water in background. Two men follow w/ long bathing suits.

13:15.52 Riding large swing.

13:16.23 Three girls digging in sand, cover hole w/ newspaper (?) & run off; teacher comes out & falls in & they help her out, then run into water & play in small waves.

Primitive Documentary Flms; Gags; Field Trip; Chase Film; 1900s; Recreation; Wealthy Society; Transportation; Amusement Park; 1905; 1900s;

Boarding School Girls

Edison Co.

11:06:38 Title: The Young Ladies From Miss Knapp s Select School Have An Outing At Coney Island, N.Y.

Dozen or so teacher & girls in white dresseses & hats down steps of brownstone row house w/ ornate iron fence; board large open car, put up parasols while driver / chauffer puts steps in back. Wagon & horses past. Driving along tree lined street seen from car (?) in front. Pull up to curb in front of stores, driver helps girls jump down.

11:08:36 Teacher leads girls into amusement park; board cars in ride on tracks w/o teacher who chases after.

11:09:26 Three girls at a time slide down parallel wires, hanging from wheel; others follow, some fall linto sand pit. Teacher chases.

11:10:01 Riding hanging ring in circle while men cause it to bounce.

11:10:28 Moving stairs seen from bottom as girls try to descend, laughing & run past camera. Teacher chases. Sliding down slide into sand at bottom & running out. Running up steps & into giant drum which rolls back & forth. Helped out & escorted off by teacher.

11:12:33 Bottom of large slide w/ boats down chute into water & poled to shore. Teacher in separate car.

11:13:13 Girls run to camels, get seated & trainers help them get up. Some fall off; led past camera.

11:14:09 Bottom of circular slide & girls helped up, run off; teacher chases & slaps w/ parasol.

11:14:42 Steeplechase ride with girls, then teacher past.

11:15:02 Girls & others on high wheel bicycle ride as though pedalled merry-go-round.

11:15:24 Title: Dreamland Coney Island - Steeplechase Park Coney Island The Funny Place

11:15:38 Girls walking along sandy beach in bathing dresses w/ amusement park & water in background. Two men follow w/ long bathing suits.

11:15:53 Riding large swing.

11:16:25 Three girls digging in sand, cover hole w/ newspaper (?) & run off; teacher comes out & falls in & they help her out, then run into water & play in small waves.

Primitive Documentary Flms; Gags; Field Trip; Chase Film; 1900s; Recreation; Wealthy Society; Transportation; Amusement Park; 1905; 1900s;

Take Matrimonial Plunge In Swimming Pool Ceremonial

Flower girls wearing swimsuits walk towards camera alongside pool, then into pool with bride and groom. Minister on floating barge.

Stunt

Disorderly Crowds Mar Bicycle Finals Won By Giorgetti (1930) Coney Island, New York

Bicyclists following motor cycles around banked wooden track, pole cross and break up fight in grandstand. Crowd walking on track following winner. Winner accepting loving cup trophy from ??

Title: Take Matrimonial Plunge in Swimming Pool Ceremonial

22:20:04 Young girls in swimming suits leading older bride & bridesmaids along walkway beside large fountain & pool. Bride & bridesmaids follow groom into pool. Reverend on raft reading wedding vows. MU of couples; swimmers watching. Bride & groom walk in water toward camera.

1930 Promotion; Oddities; Depression; Gags;

[Gotham Picks Modern Venus] (1934)

Bathing beauties walk across pool on catwalk; crowds watch from side & in water.

07:17:56 MS of judges at table w/ trophies.

07:18:00 CU low angle of legs past.

07:18:16 Judge measuring bust, waist & hips of pretty woman.

07:18:30 Miss Modern Venus, Elinor Edmoston (?), wearig sash posing w/ trophy. CU of face smiling w/ very thin weird eyebrows.

Beauty Contest; Oddities;

NOTE: Held at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island.

[Coney Island Modern Venus Contest Poolside]

Bathing beauties parade along side pool. Wear numbers. Judge measures. Woman taking notes. Winner crowned.

Beauty contest

Heel and Toe Hikers Stage Bunion Derby

Murray Rosenstein beat opponents in the 25th annual heel-and-toe derby from City Hall to Coney Island. Walkers starting off - crossing bridge - cu from rear to show technique. Walking in traffic. Various shots walkers. Crowds.

Sports - Stunts

Brooklyn Lass Wins Title of Modern Venus

ca 05Aug36

Bathing beauties walk around swimming pool; judges. Low angle shots. Men watch from in water. Judge Earl Carroll (?) measuring bust. Steeplechase Park sign behind. Receives loving cup & smiles.

Beauty Contest; Miss Modern Venus, 1936; Sleezy; Tacky; Sex; Amusement Park Entertainment; 1930s;

Light Waves And Their Uses

Erpi Classroom Film, Inc.

04:47:47 Telescope moving in observatory dome seen from outside. Still of Andromeda galaxy. Man adjusting microscope & view of collodial particles.

04:48:10 Coney Island Luna Park, amusement park rides & buildings w/ electic lights. Men beside distorting mirrors. Animated diagram of light beams reflecting on flat & curved mirrors. Animated diagram of light rays expanding; curved & plain wave fronts reflecting from various shaped mirrors. Point of principal focus shown.

04:50:32 Man using sexton. Moving & polishing mirror for Mt. Wilson observatory.

04:50:48 Liquids & light waves. Animation of distortion of glass, air & liquids. Waves thru lens.

04:52:21 Cross section of eye w/ animation of light. Variation w/ correct lenses for short sighted & far sighted vision.

04:53:21 Astigmatism shown w/ & w/o proper glasses. Light waves & reflection, refraction & interference shown & the effect of the length of light wave lengths. Mechanism to split light.

04:55:29 Factory assembly line w/ crankshafts & motor blocks.

04:55:39 Gauge blocks for measuring shown thru glass. Polarized light illustrated w/ animated diagram.

04:56:35 View thru polarizers cutting off light by turning 90 degrees. Use in measuring strain in gears.

04:57:10 Spectrum of light wave lengths animated. The End.

Educational Films; 1930s; 1938; Physics; Animation; Graphics;

Coney Island - A New Slant on Glamour Girls

Miss Modern Venus Beauty contest. Girls parade in swimsuits - first shots filmed of girls in distortion mirrors.

Girls parade round swimming pool. Cameraman pulled on dolly along line. Girls measured - judges - winner Anne Gervis of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, U.S.A.

Brooklyn from Manhattan; traffic; buildings & rooftops. High angle views & street scenes. Lofts, ethnic signs. Indian smoking pipe. Street signs, Mayor (?). Colonial houses; residential & junk man. St. signs. harbor, canal; art museum. Brooklyn College gates & buildings. Plymouth Church; statues; steeples of various churches & synagogues. Cemetery. Street scenes; stores; pawnshop; bargain shops. Brooklyn dodgers sandwich .15 Vendors & carts; fish weighed. Tenements; stoops; laundry hanging. Houses w/ trees & wide thoroughfare. Park & horseriding. Zoo. Family feeding animals. Botanical garden. Subway & crowds at Coney Island. Beach & sunbathing. Parachute drop w/ several women watched by soldier. POV on cyclone & looking at people. Night & lights w/ carousel. Ebbets field & Dodgers playing. Fans yelling. CUs.

American Road, The (main title missing) Ford Motor Co.

Staged: CU wheel & spokes of horse drawn carriage wheels thru mud on dirt road. Couple dressed up riding w/ luggage arriving at farm house, man splitting wood & woman hanging wash. Past school house. CU of pocket watch, boy running to door of school. Past farm house, doctor leaving in buggy. Arrive train station.

17:03:38 ca 1900 City street scenes, well dressed pedestrians, street cars, firemen down pole, to fire. Beer wagon (staged. Lower east side (LES) vendors, kids playing in street, elevated train & Blue point oyster wagon. Staged, exterior of baseball park w/ people around it & large banner signs.

17:04:58 CU wake of water at rear of ferry in NY harbor. Amusement park w/ women boarding train, shoot the chutes, camel ride, women & men frolicing on beach in long swim suits. Kids in hydrants.

17:05:33 Staged: Recreational bicycle riding w/ couples side-by-side on tricycle bike, dirt roads. Others alone. Man falls on bad road, they all turn back.

17:06:27 Staged: Man working on quadricycle, buggy w/ gasoline engine motor. (negative scratch). Pushed out at night from garage for trial run. Riding thru neighborhood on brick street.

17:08:18 Staged: Man & horse pulling early car w/ couple in it on dirt road. Two men in car on road. Sailwagon like ice-boat on wheels. On dry lake bed.

17:09:22 Staged: Man working on gas engine of racing car 999. Others working on anvil and forge.

Technology; Industrial History; Autombiles; Henry Ford (not seen); Race Car; Blacksmith

Story of Television Pt. 2 of 2

Abstract pattern of color flashing.

15:01:16 General Sarnoff talking to camera about scientists development of color & other elements of tv & compatibility between color & B&W. B/W picture of rose; replaced by color. Sarnoff continues talking.

15:02:33 Field of tulips & people looking at them. People around campfire; CU face of model sitting, smiling. Prism showing color spectrum. NBC, RCA tri-color television tube,

15:03:27 Diagram showing operation of color camera, light thru lens & broken down w/ mirrors into blue, green & red and then focused into the three tubes & transmitted to tubes that will then reproduce into either b/w or color depending on the tube. Stained glass windows, food & fruit on table.

15:04:53 1954 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade float & waving people riding on Queen s float, Shriners & others.

15:05:34 Horseback riders thru woods w/ fall colors. Studio show & cameras & sound technicians working microphone booms, dollys; actors including Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy in The Four Poster. Posters for various NBC tv specials & stars.

15:07:06 Colorful mobile units or vans set up on street w/ passing traffic; cables snaking up side of stadium. View of camera boxes above grandstands w/ large lenses of still & motion picture cameras pointing out. 1955 World Series showing crowds, baseball players. 1955 Davis Cup tennis matches w/ camera placed in audience. Football cheerleaders & game.

15:08:41 Cowboy sitting on rock overhang above Grand Canyon, tilt down to canyon.

15:09:02 Family watching tv set w/ picture superimposed on set. Taj Mahal, Rome, surfers in Honolulu Hawaii, Chinese junks, fishing boat on ocean. Skiing, tobogganing.

15:10:05 Looking up Coney Island parachute jump. Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade w/ giant balloons on bright sunny day. Family at set w/ superimposed picture. Parade marching units. Tacky. RCA logo but abrupt end.

Promotional Films; Educational Films; Communications Industry; Advertising; 1950s Daily Life; Tourists; Tourism;

[1960s New York City 35mm color film w/ quick cutting]

Tug on river w/ Manhattan skyline behind; titles: American Airlines presents New York.

Brooklyn bridge; George Washington bridge w/ boys fishing beneath, hold eel (?).

06:43:04 Montage: pedestrians, traffic policeman, taxi, horse cart, subway ext & int., airport, American Astrojet on plane tail. Eastside Airlines Terminal (?) int. Aerial of docked ocean liners; water shot. people into taxi w/ luggage. Vegetable cart & shopping. Windows. Skyscraper construction; digging in street.

06:44:01 Swimmers in rooftop pool & skyline. Glass & aluminum skyscrapers; RCA building; Fifth Avenue shoppers in summertime. Ext. Bergdorf Goodman & windows. St. Patrick s Cathedral from above & ground. Rockefeller Center & cafe umbrellas. Street of musical instrument shops, man puts small bass in tiny station wagon outside Red Devil Italian Restaurant.

06:45:25 Fur district & men w/ mink & other pelts showing on sidewalk, carrying thru Garment District., Ice cutting, delivery, Puerto Rican barber; Swiss restaurant; Irish Dancing marquee; German window w/ steins; Middle Eastern grocery w/ bags of spices. Fish market display.

06:46:16 Rooftop garden w/ couple lounging & pan over Central Park. Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park, chess playing outdoors; couples; woman tanning; stringed instrument.

06:47:11 Signs: Calypso; Folk Singing; Folklore Center; Cafe Bizarro; Why Not.

06:47:30 Tourists on harbor Circle Line tour boat & guide. POV of shore. Eastside exteriors. Fountains. Plaza hotel. Woman out of taxi. Greetings. ASPCA Free Water For Horses sign. Carriage driver.

06:48:41 Aerial of Central Park; woman & daughter entering; couples reading, swans, sailbaots on pond.

Alice in Wonderland statues & kids playing. Children in petting zoo & Noah s Arc.

06:49:36 Metropolitan Museum of Art (?) entrance, int. galleries, sketching, Museum of Modern Art garden statues, MoMA visitors. Guggenheim Museum ext & traffic. Greenwich Village art show displays on sidewalk.

06:50:39 Baseball park w/ kids, groundskeepers working; playing game. Race track & jockeys, race & crowd cheering. Coney Island Steeplechase Park billboard & amusement park rides. Parachute jump. Aquarium & diver feeding fish; kids watching feeding walrus; penquins.

06:52:01 Rooftop swimming pool w/ skyline; bartender; sunbathers; kids swimming. Soda fhountain & huge ice cream sunday. Cocktail lounge. Mounted police.

06:53:06 Night & Shakespeare in the Park. Sidewalk, neon, pdestrians, Times Square, tossing pizza. Automat & machies w/ pie. Chinese restaurant interiior. Night club & drinking champagne, waiter. Neon signs in Times Square.

06:54:27 Rockettes showgirls synchronized stage dancing.

06:54:38 Dance act; nightclub performers / comedians w/ musical instruments (Louis Prima?); nightclub act.

06:55:09 Mannequins aka mannikin in store windows. Skyline. End title.

Promotional Film; Travelogue; 1960s; Summertime;

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