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Film, Video Grandma and the bad boys Title in Edison films catalog: Grandma and the bad boys, or The tables turned / Variant title from American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910: Tables turned

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Title

  • Grandma and the bad boys

Other Title

  • Title in Edison films catalog: Grandma and the bad boys, or The tables turned
  • Variant title from American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910: Tables turned

Summary

  • "The scene opens in the kitchen which is strewn with cooking utensils, indicating that grandma is busy preparing the Christmas pastry. Two bad boys of the red headed, freckled face type, enter. The mischievous expressions on their faces indicate that they have already planned a huge joke on grandma. One of the boys climbs to the kitchen table and takes down the old kitchen bracket lamp, which is equipped with a very large chimney, the other goes to the flour barrel and scoops out a quantity of flour, pouring it into the chimney of the lamp until it is filled to the top and packed down solidly. The lamp is then replaced in the bracket. Grandma, who is very near sighted enters, scratches a match, removes the lamp chimney for the purpose of lighting up for the evening, when a large quantity of flour falls upon her head, instantly changing her old gingham wrapper into a snow white frock and giving her a general ghost-like appearance. The flour sticks in her hair and fills her eyes, but this is where she turns the tables. Suspecting the bad boys, she immediately looks for them under the old kitchen table where she finds them, as they thought, safely hidden away and enjoying the joke. She grabs them by the heels, and throws them one after the other, head first into the flour barrel. She then sits them down upon the floor very forcibly with their faces toward the audience and they present a very ludicrous appearance in the mad scramble to remove the flour from their eyes and hair. This is a picture which cannot fail to provoke mirth. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.

Headings

  • -  Practical jokes--Humor
  • -  Boys--Humor
  • -  Grandmothers--Humor
  • -  Discipline of children--Humor

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  D23260 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Dec1900; D23260.
  • -  Duration: 0:59 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1183) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 648; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 124-125; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 65-66 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 427.
  • -  Filmed in December 1890, probably in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (23 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 (23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 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 4197 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2815 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1360 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 9655 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 2191 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0007C (paper pos)
  • Box 5004C (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694219

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Grandma and the Bad Boys. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694219/.

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Thomas A. Edison, I., Paper Print Collection & Niver. (1900) Grandma and the Bad Boys. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694219/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Paper Print Collection, and Niver. Grandma and the Bad Boys. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694219/>.