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Sandow: The Strong Man (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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Eugen Sandow
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"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

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Eugen Sandow ... Himself
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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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Documentary | Short

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Not Rated
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USA

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18 May 1894 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.36 : 1
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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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Film's first celebrity...
23 February 2014 | by kobe1413See all my reviews

Eugene Sandow stars as himself in this early film from the Edison Manufacturing Company. The film was shot by cameraman William Heise and was directed by W.K.L. Dickson. In it, Sandow strikes several different "strongman" poses. At the time, Sandow was a vaudeville performer who promoted himself as "the strongest man alive".

The film is less than a minute in duration. Nothing was new or unique from any of the shorts than the Edison group where churning out during the new year of 1894. The only important thing of the film was that it starred the first celebrity put on film, Sandow, who would go on to star in several other shorts.

I gave it 2 out of 10.


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