Film, Video A dull razor /

Format Film, Video
Contributors Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Dates 1900
Language English
Subjects Drama
Facial Expression
Grooming for Men
Health and Hygiene
A dull razor /
From Edison films catalog: This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him a great deal of trouble, as he catches hold of the brush and with a great show of impatience he hurriedly coats his face with the foaming soap and makes a second attempt at removing his beard. He scrapes and scrapes, and judging from the painful facial expressions, the razor grows duller with every stroke. The old man makes a new and ludicrous twitch of the mouth every time he draws the razor across his face. This is a 50 foot film of an ordinary scene of every day life, and its mirth provoking merits have never been surpassed. 45 feet. $6.75.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Shaving--Drama
-  Razors--Drama
-  Grooming for men--Drama
-  Men--Health and hygiene--Drama
-  Facial expression--Drama
-  D4732 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4732.
-  Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed ca. February 1900.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 577; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 70 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 roll of 1 (ca. 45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEB 9696 (ref print)
LC 878 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 0878
Library of Congress Catalog Number
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