BUILDING UP AND DEMOLISHING THE STAR THEATRE

by AMERICAN MUTOSCOPE & BIOGRAPH CO.
1901 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 3' 39

by ARMITAGE Frederick S. for American Mutoscope And Biograph Co.

“The demolition of the Star Theatre at Thirteenth Street and Broadway was filmed in time-lapse from Biograph’s office across the street. Exposures were made every four minutes during daylight using a specially devised electrical apparatus. Audiences particularly enjoyed it when the film was reversed, showing the building rising from destruction.” —Paul Spehr

Courtesy:
Paper Print Collection, Library of Congress
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 21,00 €