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What Happened on 23rd Street, New York City 1901



August 21, 1901. Thomas A. Edison Inc.
Alfred C. Abadie (the swell), Florence Georgie (the girl)
Filmmakers: Edwin S. Porter and George S. Fleming [?]

From a contemporary Edison film company catalog:

WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY. 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.


Added: Dec-27-2012 
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