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Film, Video Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles] Variant title from Library of Congress video collection, vol. 3, Origins of American animation: Men's styles / Variant title on M/B/RS preliminary catalog card: Keeping up with the Joneses

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Title

  • Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles]

Other Title

  • Variant title from Library of Congress video collection, vol. 3, Origins of American animation: Men's styles
  • Variant title on M/B/RS preliminary catalog card: Keeping up with the Joneses

Summary

  • A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom the McGinis family was "trying to keep up". In this film, Pa McGinis decides to buy a new hat.

Names

  • Palmer, H. S. (Harry S.), -1955, direction, production, writing
  • Momand, Arthur R., 1887-1987
  • Gaumont Co
  • Mutual Film Corporation
  • AFI/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Mutual Film Corp., [1915]

Headings

  • -  Fashion--United States--Humor
  • -  Men's clothing--United States--Humor
  • -  Hats--Humor
  • -  Husbands--United States--Humor
  • -  Wives--United States--Humor

Genre

  • Live-action/animation films
  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Duration: 3:34 at 22 fps.
  • -  "Mutual program."
  • -  Summary derived from description of the comic strip, Keeping up with the Joneses on Don Markstein's Toonopedia WWW site.
  • -  Based on the newspaper comic strip by Arthur Ragland "Pop" Mormand.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1912-1939; Library of Congress video collection, v. 3, Origins of American animation, 1900-1921; McIntire, J. Silent animated films at the Library of Congress, 1995; M/B/RS preliminary catalog card; Gifford, D. American animated films: the silent era, 1897-1929; Don Markstein's Toonopedia WWW site, viewed Dec. 1, 2011.
  • -  Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 4 min., ca. 290 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 4 min., 116 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 4 min., ca. 290 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 4 min., ca. 290 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEA 3308 (viewing print)
  • FRA 8106 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPA 3208 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPC 0289 (master pos pic)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694008

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Momand, Arthur R, Gaumont Co, Mutual Film Corporation, and Afi/Zouary. Keeping up with the Joneses. Men's styles. directeds by Palmer, H. S. , -1955Ectionuction, Writing, produceds by Palmer, H. S. , -1955Ectionuction, Writing [United States: Mutual Film Corp, 1915] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694008/.

APA citation style:

Momand, A. R., Gaumont Co, Mutual Film Corporation & Afi/Zouary. (1915) Keeping up with the Joneses. Men's styles. Palmer, H. S., dir, Palmer, H. S., prod [United States: Mutual Film Corp] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694008/.

MLA citation style:

Momand, Arthur R, et al. Keeping up with the Joneses. Men's styles. dir by Palmer, H. S. , -1955Ectionuction, Writing, prod by Palmer, H. S. , -1955Ectionuction, Writing [United States: Mutual Film Corp, 1915] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694008/>.