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Pillow fight /
From F.M. Prescott catalog: 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. Price, $15.00.
From Edison films catalog: Four young ladies, in their nightgowns, are having a romp. One of the pillows gets torn, and the feathers fly all over the room. 45 feet. $6.75.
Contributor Names
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.
Subject Headings
-  Girls--United States--Social life and customs--Drama
-  Games for girls--United States--Drama
-  Play--United States--Drama
-  Amusements--United States--Drama
-  Pillows--United States
-  Nightgowns--United States
-  Beds--United States
-  31242 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24May1897; 31242.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps.
-  Filmed ca. May 1897, in Edison's Black Maria studio.
-  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, 1997, p. 305; F.M. Prescott. Latest Edison films for projecting machines, June 1897, p. 2; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 69.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 45 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEA 8492 (ref print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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LCCN Permalink
Library of Congress Online Catalog
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