Performing Animals; or, Skipping Dogs
or, Skipping Dogs
Screenshot from the film
|Directed by||Birt Acres|
Performing Animals; or, Skipping Dogs is an 1895 British short black-and-white silent documentary film, produced and directed by Birt Acres for exhibition on Robert W. Paul's peep show Kinetoscopes, featuring one dog jumping through hoops and another dancing in a costume. The film was considered lost until footage from an 1896 Fairground Programme, originally shown in a portable booth at Hull Fair by Midlands photographer George Williams, donated to the National Fairground Archive was identified as being from this film.
Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet.
- "A brief History: A 1896 Fairground Programme - The George Williams Collection". Europa Film Treasures. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
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