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Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph

SUMMARY From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a "fake" of any description, but an actual contest between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world, and Peter Courtney. The films are listed as "1st Round," "2nd Round," "3rd Round," "4th Round," "5th Round," and "6th Round"... Price, 45.00 each. From Edison films catalog: This is not a fac-simile [sic] or a fake of any description, but an actual contest between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world, and Peter Courteney [sic]. The fight consists of six rounds, each round contains 150 feet. Price, each round, 22.50. OTHER TITLES Title in F.M. Prescott and Edison catalogs: Corbett-Courtney fight CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Kinetoscope Exhibiting Co., 1894. NOTES Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. Filmed September 7, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Boxing matches--United States. Boxers (Sports)--United States. Boxing--United States. Sports (Nonfiction) RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Corbett, James J., 1866-1933, performer. Courtney, Peter, performer. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4022 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4022 SUMMARY From F.M. Prescott catalog: This fight consists of six rounds, each round on a film 150 feet long. It is not a fac-simile [sic] or a ""fake"" of any description, but an actual contest between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world, and Peter Courtney. The films are listed as ""1st Round,"" ""2nd Round,"" ""3rd Round,"" ""4th Round,"" ""5th Round,"" and ""6th Round""... Price, 45.00 each. From Edison films catalog: This is not a fac-simile [sic] or a fake of any description, but an actual contest between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world, and Peter Courteney [sic]. The fight consists of six rounds, each round contains 150 feet. Price, each round, 22.50. OTHER TITLES Title in F.M. Prescott and Edison catalogs: Corbett-Courtney fight CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Kinetoscope Exhibiting Co., 1894. NOTES Copyright: Wm. K. L. Dickson; 17Nov1894; 53707. Performers: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney. Camera, William Heise. LC copy of film is apparently only one partial round of the original six rounds. Filmed September 7, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Boxing matches--United States. Boxers (Sports)--United States. Boxing--United States. Sports (Nonfiction) RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Corbett, James J., 1866-1933, performer. Courtney, Peter, performer. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4022 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4022
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