Whirl of life
NamesBailey, Oliver D. (Field director)Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918 (Author)Castle, Irene, 1893-1969 (Performer)Carr, Catherine (Screenwriter)Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (Owner)Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918 (Performer)Cort Film Corp. (Producer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1915
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1490
Topicsmoving imagesCastle, Irene, 1893-1969Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918Ballroom dancing -- 1900-1924
GenresMotion picturesFilmed dance
NotesStatement of responsibility: directed by Oliver D. Bailey ; produced by Cort Film Corp. ; screenplay by Catherine Carr, based on a story by Vernon Castle.Content: Film preserved by the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film.Content: Silent motion picture with titles in English.Performers: Vernon and Irene Castle (playing themselves), Kate Blanks (Mrs. Foote, Irene's mother), William Carleton, Sr. (Dr. Foote, Irene's father), Arthur Stanford (John Crosby), Edward Cort (the gangster), and others.Additional physical form: Excerpts also available in electronic form, digitized by The New York Public Library.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (33 min.) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionSemi-biographical drama based on the partnership of Irene and Vernon Castle, beginning with their first encounter, early struggles, and first successes. In the fictionalized second half, Irene is abducted by gangsters. In addition to scenes of the Castles dancing, there is a brief montage showing socialites, children, and blacks performing dances.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168244Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): abdcb070-f875-0130-c9cd-3c075448cc4b
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