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Film, Video Pillow fight

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  • Pillow fight


  • "A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses and the black background a novel effect. Sharp, full of action, and popular in character. 50 feet only"--F.M. Prescott catalog.


  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Heise, William, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897.


  • -  Play--Humor
  • -  Pillows--Humor
  • -  Girls--Humor


  • Comedy films
  • Peep shows (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  31242 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242.
  • -  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 305; F.M. Prescott. Latest Edison films for projecting machines, June 1897, p. 2; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 69.
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Filmed ca. May, 1897, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEA 8492 to FYA 2101.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FYA 2101 (viewing print)
  • FPB 9284 (dupe neg pic)


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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694281

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Afi/Holt. Pillow Fight. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Afi/Holt. (1897) Pillow Fight. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Afi/Holt. Pillow Fight. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1897. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.