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S-Wing it!: The "Cats" Yowl in Carnegie Hall

Catalog Data

Distributed by:
RKO-Pathe, Inc., American, founded 1931  Search this
Subject of:
Benny Goodman, American, 1909 - 1986  Search this
Benny Goodman Orchestra, American  Search this
Carnegie Hall, American, founded 1891  Search this
Owned by:
Ernie Smith, American, ca. 1925 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration (digitial file): 00:01:27.
Physical extent (film): 60 ft
Type:
silent films
black-and-white films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1938
Description:
A 16mm print of a film with the title S-Wing It!: The "Cats" Yowl in Carnegie Hall. It consists of a single reel of positive, black-and-white, 16mm acetate film without sound. The film opens with a title card that reads [RKO-PATHE NEWS / S-WING IT! / THE "CATS" YOWL / IN CARNEGIE HALL / Described by ANDRE BARUCH]. In the first scene, cars can be seen driving past Carnegie Hall as people holding placards march outside the building. The next shot shows a poster that reads [BENNY GOODMAN / AND HIS / SWING ORCHESTRA] before another scene with people entering a building plays. In the next scene, the Benny Goodman Orchestra is seen performing on stage as members of the audience sing and tap their feet.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift in memory of Ernest (Ernie) R. Smith, Jazz Historian
Object number:
2015.275.27.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b85bd80d-8d1b-4d59-b25e-b6115f041186
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.275.27.1a