Format Film, Video
Dates 1899
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Farmers
Hypnotism
Mesmerism
Mesmerists
Rural Population
United States
Title
Mesmerist and country couple /
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Hypnotism
-  Mesmerism
-  Mesmerists--United States
-  Farmers--United States
-  Rural population--United States
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17June1899; 40080.
-  J. Stuart Blackton (Professor).
-  Camera, Albert E. Smith.
-  Duration: 1:44 at 16 fps.
-  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.
-  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].
Medium
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)
Repository
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
00694244
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694244


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