Film, Video The mysterious cafe Mysterious cafe, or, Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter / Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter

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Title
The mysterious cafe
Other Title
Mysterious cafe, or, Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke have troubles with a waiter
Summary
"As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake of a square meal. They find themselves flying about the room from chairs to table, and vice versa, until they are both completely bewildered, ending in a general mix-up, which is sure to provoke much merriment. 100 ft."--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, camera.
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., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Diners (Restaurants)--Humor
-  Waiters--Humor
Genre
Trick films
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H11495 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Dec1901; H11495.
-  Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
-  Duration: 1:35 at 16 fps.
-  Filmed June 1899 to September 1900, at Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, N.Y.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1725) 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. 624; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 624; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 95 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, p. 710.
-  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 (37 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 (37 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4739 (viewing print)
FEB 9339 (viewing print)
FRA 1752 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5247 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0066E (paper pos)
Box 5133C (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1725
Library of Congress Control Number
00694254
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"As the above title indicates, the scene does not take place in an ordinary restaurant, but one in which all natural rules of order and gravitation are reversed. The couple above mentioned have a most trying experience while endeavoring to partake of a square meal. They find themselves flying about the room from chairs to table, and vice versa, until they are both completely bewildered, ending in a general mix-up, which is sure to provoke much merriment. 100 ft."--Edison films catalog.
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