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FOOTAGE number
BOF1078148
Title
May Irwin and John Rice kiss, early Edison film, 1896
Description
Original caption: "By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time." According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York world newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.
Date
1896 (C19th)
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Aspect ratio
4:3
Duration
18.6s
Frame rate
25 fps
Dimensions
703 x 576
Keywords
  • 1890s
  • 19th century
  • 2 people
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  • black and white
  • bw
  • c19
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  • new york city
  • nineteenth century
  • north america
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  • silent
  • thomas edison
  • togetherness
  • turn of the century
  • two people
  • united states
  • unusual
  • us
  • usa
  • video
  • 1896

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