27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower
Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower

Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower

director: James H. White
original title: Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower
country: United States
year: 1900
running time: 2 min.

synopsis

Profiles of the Eiffel Tower's steel structure punctuate the view of the receding Champ de Mars during the World's Fair in the first year of the 20th century. The newsreel clip from the Edison Studio consists of several shots that eventually, as the studio catalogue says, lays a view of a vast white city out before the eyes of the astonished audience.

biography

James H. White (1872–1944) was a Canadian director, producer, and cameraman. Originally a travelling phonograph and kinetoscope salesman, he later became a key film producer at the Edison Company. He made over 500 short films.

more about film

director: James H. White
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