Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
Also known as Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope in the USA : [Sandow, no. 1], [Sandow, the Modern Hercules]
B&W : 39 feet
Directed by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise
Cast: Eugen Sandow (Friedrich Müller) [himself]. Eugene Sandow
Edison Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Raff & Gammon. / Cinematography by William Heise. / © 18 May 1894 (as Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope) by W.K.L. Dickson [10777Z]. Released May 1894. / Kinetoscope 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on 6 March 1894 in the Edison Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey. Early Kinetograph camera films were shot at approximately 48 frames per second.
Synopsis: Sandow flexes his musculature in several poses.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Gordon Hendricks collection) [35mm reference positive, 35mm viewing positive (FEC 8117)].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Athletes: Strongmen
Listing updated: 6 May 2012.
References: Film viewing : Blum-Silent pp. 7-8; Coe-History p. 65; Fell-History p. 13; Geduld-Birth p. 21; Musser-Before pp. 39, 41; Musser-Emerge pp. 75, 77; Pitts-Hollywood p. 2; Ramsaye-Million pp. 83, 255; Robertson-Guinness p. 3; Robinson-Palace pp. 41, 46 : Website-AFI; Website-LoC.
Home video: DVD.