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[Newark Athlete]
Also known as [Club Swinger, No. 1], [Indian Club Swinger], [Newark Athlete (With Indian Clubs)]
(1891) American
B&W : Short film
Directed by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise

Cast: [a single athlete].

Edison Manufacturing Company production. / Cinematography by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise. / No copyright registration. / The production was shot circa May-June 1891 in the Edison Laboratory Photographic Building in West Orange, New Jersey, on an experimental horizontal-feed camera with a round aperture and 3/4 inch (19mm) wide film with a single edge row of sprocket perforations. The film was listed in the National Film Registry in 2010.

Performance: Athletics.

Synopsis: A view of a young athlete is seen in full-figure swinging indian clubs.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Gordon Hendricks collection) [35mm preservation positive, 35mm reference positive (FEB 9908), 35mm viewing positive (FEC 8059)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Juggling: Jugglers

Listing updated: 18 March 2012.

References: Film viewing : Musser-Before p. 31; Musser-Emerge p. 71 : Website-LoC.

Home video: DVD.

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