Film, Video Hooligan assists the magician
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- Hooligan assists the magician
- "This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and climbs upon the platform. As he does so, the professor vanishes through the floor and the amateur assistant is left alone with nothing but a couple of barrels, which, however, immediately begin to cut up some remarkable capers. They absolutely refuse to be tampered with, and as fast as Mr. Hooligan knocks them over they regain their balance, and during their evolutions, clowns, ghosts, demons and goblin appear and disappear in an alarming manner, not, however, without each of them having a crack at the unfortunate Hooligan. Finally he captures two of them, only to find when he yanks them out of the barrels they have changed to immense masses of white muslin, which the professor, who now appears again, divides into two portions, one of which he causes to change into thousands of fluttering bits of paper, while the other at his magic touch forms into a huge and grotesque looking goblin; the whole forming a series of most startling and laughable effects entirely new to animated photography. 100 feet"--Edison films catalog no. 105.
- Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, cast.
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1875-1958, production, camera.
- Vitagraph Company of America.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Happy Hooligan--(Fictitious character)--Humor
- - Magicians--Humor
- - Magic shows--Humor
- - Apparitions--Humor
- Trick films
- Comedy films
- Short films
- Silent films
- Fiction films
- - D21658 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21658.
- - J. Stuart Blackton.
- - Camera, Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 1:39 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed around September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, N.Y.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1642) 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. 640-641; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 144; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 60 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 481.
- - 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 (39 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (39 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4656 (viewing print)
- FEC 2817 (viewing print)
- FRA 1685 (dupe neg pic)
- FPE 9639 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 2419 (master pos pic)
- Box 0676B (paper pos)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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Additional Metadata Formats
- Blackton, James Stuart
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
- Vitagraph Company of America
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Hooligan Assists the Magician. produceds by Blackton, James Stuart, Uction, Cast, and Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694224/.
APA citation style:
Vitagraph Company Of America, Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Hooligan Assists the Magician. Blackton, J. S. & Smith, A. E., prods United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694224/.
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Hooligan Assists the Magician. prod by Blackton, James Stuart, Uction, Cast, and Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694224/>.