Le Portrait spirite

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Le Portrait spirite

MEL 1908


The Spiritualist in Photography

A photographing spiritualist resolves to photograph a person without a camera, by the aid of his secret a sheet of white paper, before which he orders his subject to stand. Lighting a magic powder, one sees the subject gradually disappear and his likeness forms on the paper. The photographer shapes the paper in a large cone, in which is discovered the person who vanished, the paper meanwhile having become entirely blank as at first. This is the first successful attempt to photograph a moving picture with a white background and with the absence of the objectionable flicker

LUB 1904-06


Retrato a lo vivo

MEL 1904-A


A Spiritualistic Photographer

This subject is an absolute novelty, for the effects obtained are made by a process only recently discovered. For the first time, on sees a dissolving effect upon a background absolutely white, a photographic difficulty most cleverly surmounted. A photographing spiritualist has resolved to photograph a person without a camera by means of his secret powers. He covers a frame with a sheet of white paper, before which he orders his subject to stand. Then he lights a magic powder, by which one sees the person gradually disappear and the likeness to form on the paper. The photographer shapes the paper into a large cone, in which is discovered the vanished person, the paper meanwhile having become entirely blank as at first. This subject puzzles an audience by the clever illusions displayed.

MEL 1905-A

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Méliès 477-478

 
2 Georges Méliès
3 1903 40m/145ft
4 France
 

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