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Carmencita(Movie, 1894)

1min | Genre: Documentary
CarmencitaRating: 2.5/5 (with 13 votes)
Carmencita is an 1894 American short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by William K.L. Dickson, the Scottish inventor credited with the invention of the motion picture camera under the employ of Thomas Edison. The film is titled after the dancer who features in it. This video is one of a series of Edison short films featuring circus and vaudeville acts. It features a dancer going through a routine she had been performing at Koster and Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. According to film historian Charles Musser, Carmencita was the first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and may have been the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film she is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster and Bial's Music Hall in New York City since February 1890. ()
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About Carmencita

The first woman to appear in front of an Edison motion picture camera and possibly the first woman to appear in a motion picture within the United States. In the film, Carmencita is recorded going through a routine she had been performing at Koster & Bial's in New York since February 1890.


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Carmencita(Clip, 0:24)

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: No Language (XX)
Translated into 2 languages: English (EN), Romanian (RO)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/01/1970 (World premiere: 03/14/1894)
Director of Photography: William Heise
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Carmencita - spanyol tánc"
"Карменсита"
Keywords: dancer, silent film
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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