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SUMMARY Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as "Wallack's Theatre," and was re-christened the "Star" in 1883. It was well known for it's excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star. OTHER TITLES Star Theater CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18Apr1902; H16735. Camera, Frederick S. Armitage. Photographed in 1901. Location: Broadway and 13th Street, New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Star Theatre (New York, N.Y.) Theaters--New York (State)--New York. Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York. Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York. Construction workers--New York (State)--New York. Wrecking--New York (State)--New York. Time lapse cinematography. Broadway (New York, N.Y.) New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc. Actuality--Short. Time-lapse animation--Short. RELATED NAMES Armitage, F. S., camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b01464
Length: 02:14


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