Film, Video Love in a hammock /
Conduct of Life
- Love in a hammock /
- Other Title
- Love in a hammok
- love in a hammok
- From Edison films catalog: A happy young couple are seated in a hammock under an old oak tree, ardently making love and evidently totally oblivious to all that is taking place about them. Two bad boys suddenly appear upon the scene, and one of them climbs into the tree while the other keeps watch. The urchin in the tree scrambles out on an overhanging branch, lying flat on his face, so as to be directly over the happy pair to hear what goes on. When the love making reaches a climax the branch on which the boy is lying breaks. The boy falls into the hammock between the pair of lovers; the hammock breaks with the fall of the boy, and both the boy and the lovers are mixed up in a confused mass upon the ground. The ending is exceedingly ludicrous, and we predict that this subject will be highly amusing. 50 feet. $7.50.
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
- Subject Headings
- - Eavesdropping--United States--Drama
- - Courtship--United States--Drama
- - Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama
- - Young adults--Sexual behavior--United States--Drama
- - Hammocks--United States--Drama
- - Love--Drama
- - H375 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 12Jan1901; H375.
- - Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed ca. December 1900 to early January 1901.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 648-49; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 67 [MI].
- 1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
- 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number
- FEC 2829 (ref print)
- LC 163 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 0163 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.0163
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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