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Luis Martinetti, Contortionist

Luis Martinetti, Contortionist'
Directed byWilliam K.L. Dickson
StarringLuis Martinetti
CinematographyWilliam Heise
Production
company
Release date
1894
Running time
12.5 seconds
CountryUnited States

Luis Martinetti, Contortionist is an 1894 American short film produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company. The film, which runs 12.5 seconds, consists of a contortionist act performed by Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers trapeze act. Martinetti wears tiger-striped tights and performs contortionist poses on a pair of trapeze rings.[1]

The film was shot on October 11, 1894 at the Edison Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.[2] The film is preserved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was released on the 2000 DVD box set Treasures from American Film Archives, which was compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation.[3]

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References

  1. ^ Paghat the Ratgirl. "Still More Early Cinema". Wild Realm Reviews. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  2. ^ "Luis Martinetti". Silent Era: Progressive Silent Film List. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  3. ^ Stuart Galbraith IV (May 10, 2005). "Treasures From American Film Archives - Encore Edition". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
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