Film, Video An animated luncheon
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- An animated luncheon
- "The scene takes place in a fashionable cafe. A well dressed couple enter and after a careful perusal of the menu, conclude on an order of boiled eggs and Welsh rarebit. The obliging waiter delivers the order. The guests break open the eggs, and two beautiful white chickens fly across the room. The diners then perform a similar trick with the Welsh rarebit just served, and two beautiful white rabbits hop from the dish and are seen kicking and squirming as they are lifted to the floor. It was all a joke but the waiter was not on. Your audience will catch on, for it is a good lively subject, full of action. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Food--Humor
- - Diners (Restaurants)--Humor
- - Waiters--Humor
- Comedy films
- Trick films
- Silent films
- Short films
- Fiction films
- - D4731 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4731.
- - Duration: 1:06 at 16 fps.
- - According to the AFI catalog, this film may be a foreign production, possibly made by Georges Méliès or Robert W. Paul. According to Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, although this film was copyrighted by Edison, it does not appear to have been made at the Edison studio, or by Edison producers or affiliated filmmakers.
- - Probably filmed in February, 1900.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1154) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - 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, p. 577-578; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 8; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 85 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 30.
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4168 (viewing print)
- FEB 9410 (viewing print)
- FRA 0069 (dupe neg pic)
- FPE 5253 (dupe neg pic)
- Box 0030A (paper pos)
- Box 5014A (paper pos, copy 2)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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