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What happened on Twenty-third Street, New York City

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Published on Jun 3, 2010

SUMMARY
A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees.

From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Unbarbour [code for telegraphic orders]. This is a winner and sure to please. The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby. This subject is a winner. Class B. 50 ft. $6.00.

OTHER TITLES
What happened on 23rd Street, New York City

CREATED/PUBLISHED
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.

NOTES
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Aug1901; H7985.

SUBJECTS
Sidewalks--New York (State)--New York.
Pedestrians--New York (State)--New York.
Voyeurism--New York (State)--New York--Drama.
Streets--New York (State)--New York.
City traffic--New York (State)--New York.
Horse-drawn vehicles--New York (State)--New York.
Actuality--Short.
Comedy--Short.
Erotic--Short.

RELATED NAMES
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

DIGITAL ID
lcmp002 m2a36374 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002...

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