Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location Coney Island
New York
Steeplechase Park
Language English
Subjects Amusement Parks
Amusement Rides
Amusements
Aquatic Sports
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
Rural Population
Steeplechase Park (New York, N.Y.)
Title
Rube and Mandy at Coney Island /
Other Title
Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island
Description
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528. Duration: 3:55 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), and 4:20 (part 3) at 16 fps. This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera moves in for a close-up, waist shot of the two principals eating the hot dogs and getting mustard and pieces of roll all over their faces. Filmed at Coney Island in New York, New York. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 249-50; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress, p. 280; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 16 [MI]. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Mavis 1831480; Rube and Mandy at Coney Island. DLC viewing print; Received: ca. 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection. paper pos; Received: 1903-08-13; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
-  Steeplechase Park (New York, N.Y.)
-  Amusement parks--New York (State)
-  Amusements--New York (State)
-  Amusement rides--New York (State)
-  Rural population--New York (State)
-  Aquatic sports--New York (State)
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528.
-  Duration: 3:55 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), and 4:20 (part 3) at 16 fps.
-  This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera moves in for a close-up, waist shot of the two principals eating the hot dogs and getting mustard and pieces of roll all over their faces.
-  Filmed at Coney Island in New York, New York.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 249-50; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress, p. 280; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 16 [MI].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Mavis 1831480; Rube and Mandy at Coney Island. DLC
-  viewing print; Received: ca. 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  paper pos; Received: 1903-08-13; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
FEB 9451 (viewing print)
LC 2725 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
edmp 2725s1 2725s2 2725s3 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.2725
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694289
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694289


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