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Home movies of Paris studio and zoo, between 1934 and 1936

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Title: Home movies of Paris studio and zoo

Date: between 1934 and 1936

Physical Details: 6 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 47 min., 46 sec.

Description: Amateur footage of Cornelia Chapin, her teacher, Mateo Hernandez, and others created between 1934 and 1936. Footage mainly depicts Chapin and Hernandez at their studio demonstrating their direct carving method, and Chapin and others at the zoo, including extensive footage of the animals there. Zoo footage may have been shot at the Bois de Vincennes or the Bois de Boulogne, both in Paris, and both of which Chapin is known to have frequented. Reel 6 of 6 (the final 3 minutes) shows Hernandez and Chapin with a bear cub acquired as a model for Chapin's sculpture.

The film creator is unidentified.

Dates derived from film edge codes.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Home movies of Paris studio and zoo, between 1934 and 1936. Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 20834