Format Film, Video
Dates 1915
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Fashion
Husbands
United States
Wives
Women's Clothing
Title
Keeping up with the Joneses. [Women's styles] /
Other Title
Women's styles
Keeping up with the Joneses.
women's styles
keeping up with the joneses.
Created / Published
United States : Mutual Film Corp., [1915]
Subject Headings
-  Fashion--United States
-  Women's clothing--United States
-  Husbands--United States
-  Wives--United States
Notes
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 2:49 at 22 fps.
-  "Mutual program."
-  A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom the McGinis family was "trying to keep up". In this film Pa is appalled at the latest fashionable dresses worn by the women in his household.
-  Summary derived from description of the comic strip, Keeping up with the Joneses on Don Markstein's Toonopedia WWW site.
-  Based on the newspaper comic strip by Arthur Ragland "Pop" Mormand.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card; Gifford, D. American animated films: the silent era, 1897-1929; Don Markstein's Toonopedia WWW site, viewed Dec. 1, 2011.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
Medium
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 3 min., 228 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 3 min., 91 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 3 min., 228 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 3 min., 228 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. master pos pic.
Call Number
FEA 3307 (viewing print)
FRA 8107 (dupe neg pic)
FPA 3207 (dupe neg pic)
FPC 0290 (master pos pic)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
animp 4065 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4065
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694007
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694007


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