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Buffalo Dance
(1894) American
B&W : 17 feet
Directed by W.K.L. Dickson

Cast: Last Horse [himself], Parts His Hair [himself], Hair Coat [himself], [?] ? [fourth performer], [?] ? [fifth performer].

Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Maguire & Baucus. / Cinematography by William Heise. / No copyright registration. / Kinetoscope 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on 24 September 1894 in the Edison Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey. Early Kinetograph camera films were shot at approximately 48 frames per second. An “MB” appears early in the film, handwritten on successive frames of the film negative in upper left-hand corner of the picture, indicating a production for European distribution by Maguire & Baucus.

Performance: Dance.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive; in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; and in the Centre National de la Cinématographie film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 21 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Website-LoC.

Home video: DVD.

 
 
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