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Little mischief /
From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all patience, and makes such a wild commotion that he loses his balance, and falls over backwards, chair and all. Sure to make fun for the children, both great and small. 45 feet. $6.75.
Contributor Names
Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, camera.
Smith, Albert E., production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1899].
Subject Headings
-  Practical jokes--Drama
-  Fathers and daughters--United States--Drama
-  Girls--United States--Drama
-  Pests--Drama
Slapstick comedy films
Fiction films
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 27 fps.
-  Filmed ca. September 1898-February 1899, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York City.
-  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. 468-69; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 71-72 [MI].
1 reel of 1 (ca. 45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEA 8497 (ref print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Library of Congress Catalog Number Record
Online Public Access Catalog Record
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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