Film, Video Mesmerist and country couple /
- Mesmerist and country couple /
- From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx laugh for joy. Hayseed stands on his head, balances himself on a chair and takes off his clothes. Mrs. Hayseed also begins to disrobe, but she goes behind a screen. Her bare arm appears over the top, and she drops her clothes on the floor. It is a hair raising moment to guess what she's going to do next. The mystical appearances and lightning changes are managed with wonderful cleverness. 100 feet. $15.00.
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
- Subject Headings
- - Hypnotism--Drama
- - Mesmerism--Drama
- - Mesmerists--United States--Drama
- - Farmers--United States--Drama
- - Rural population--United States--Drama
- - 40080 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080.
- - J. Stuart Blackton (Professor).
- - Camera, Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed ca. May to mid-June 1899, on Vitagraph's rooftop studio in New York.
- - 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. 509; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 84-85 [MI].
- 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 2823 (ref print)
- LC 1708 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 1708 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1708
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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