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FOOTAGE number
BOF1078148
Title
May Irwin and John Rice kiss, early Edison film, 1896
Date
1896CE
Description
Original caption: "By May Irwin and John Rice. They get ready to kiss, begin to kiss, and kiss and kiss and kiss in a way that brings down the house every time." According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York world newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896.
Credit
May Irwin and John Rice kiss, early Edison film, 1896 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
nineteenth century / 1890s / unusual / humour / 2 people / mustache / new york city / love / early film / film beginnings / courting / lovers / moustache / togetherness / north america / 19th century / c19th / kiss / turn of the century / humor / funny / couple / motion picture / american / black and white / footage / two people / us / kissing / united states / romance / silent / 1896 / usa / bw / thomas edison / c19
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