Film, Video The Astor tramp /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
White, James H. (James Henry)
Dates 1899
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Astor Family
New York
New York (State)
Social Classes
United States
Upper Class
The Astor tramp /
Other Title
Astor unwelcome tramp visitor
From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung or spoken. The tramp calls to ask Waldorf's opinion as to whether he should become an English citizen, and finding no flunky at the door, he climbs up-stairs. He sees an inviting bed and says he will lie down and wait for Waldorf. A lady discovers the tramp asleep. He was arrested, but is discharged. He is extremely humorous, as he uses a puff box and powder, standing very vainly before a mirror as he makes himself up. Length 100 feet, complete with words of song and music. 20.00. Without words and music. 15.00.
From Edison films catalog, no. 94: A side splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the Wm. Waldorf Astor mansion and being discovered comfortably asleep in bed, by the lady of the house.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Tramps--United States--Drama
-  Social classes--United States--Drama
-  Upper class--United States--Drama
-  Hotels--New York (State)--New York--Drama
-  Cosmetics--Drama
-  77520 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520.
-  Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 527; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 3 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 13 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2846 (ref print)
LC 1466 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 1466
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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