Young Griffo vs. Battling Charles Barnett
Also known as [Young Griffo — Battling Barnett]
B&W : Short film
Directed by Otway Latham
Cast: Young Griffo (Albert Griffiths) [himself], Charles Barnett [himself]
Lambda Company production; distributed by [?] Lambda Company? / Cinematography by W.K.L. Dickson. / Premiered 20 May 1895 at 153 Broadway in New York, New York. / Eidoloscope spherical widegauge filmstock format. / The production was shot 4 May 1895 on the roof of the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, on widegauge filmstock manufactured by Eastman Company. Ramsaye-Million p. 136 maintains that this film was the first to be projected onto a screen for commercial gain.
Documentary: Sports: Boxing match.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Athletes: Boxers - Sports: Boxing - USA: New York: New York - Wide-format film
Listing updated: 4 July 2012.
References: Blum-Silent p. 7; FilmDaily-1923 p. 15; Musser-Emerge pp. 94, 98; Ramsaye-Million pp. 134, 136, 180-181, 185, 210; Robertson-Guinness pp. 3, 5; Robinson-Palace pp. 54, 55 : FilmHistory-3-3 p. 252.