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Sandow, No. 1 (1894)

Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 18 May 1894 (USA)
Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio.

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Vaudeville star Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Thomas Edison Company's film studio. Eugen Sandow, who appears without props or equipment, flexes his muscles and assumes a variety of poses that are designed to highlight his physique. Written by Snow Leopard

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Among the first group of motion pictures to be exhibited commercially in the world, when the Holland Bros.' Kinetoscope Parlor opened on Broadway in New York City on 14 April 1894. See more »

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Edited into Women Who Made the Movies (1992) See more »

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What a physique!
17 March 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Strongman Eugene Sandow made his motion picture debut in this film. The Edison organization - probably in the person of W.K.L. Dickson himself since he uses a quote from a book he wrote with his sister - was so proud of this fact that they printed up a Souvenir strip showing 12 stills from the movie and with the following description:

"Observe that each picture has a slight change of position as it passes the point of vision. The rapid photographing of these different stages of movement at the rate of 46 to 50 a second or 2760 upon a long strip of light sensitive film creates the illusionary spectacle of moveable figures." From "The Life and Inventions of Edison - by Antonia and W.K.L. Dickson.


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