Film, Video Rube and Mandy at Coney Island Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island

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Title
Rube and Mandy at Coney Island
Other Title
Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island
Summary
"The first scene shows a country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, the "Down and Out" and riding the bulls. The scene then changes to a panorama of Luna Park, showing Rube and Mandy doing stunts on the rattan slide, riding on the miniature railway, shooting the chutes, riding the boats in the old mill, and visiting Professor Wormwood's Monkey theatre. They next appear on the Bowery, visiting the fortune tellers, striking the punching machine and winding up with the frankfurter man. The climax shows a bust view of Rube and Mandy eating frankfurters. Interesting for the humorous features, and the excellent views of Coney Island and Luna Park. 725 ft."--Edison films catalog no. 288.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Dating (Social customs)--Humor
-  Amusement parks--New York (State)--Humor
-  Amusement rides--New York (State)--Humor
-  Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
-  Steeplechase Park (New York, N.Y.)
-  Luna Park (New York, N.Y.)
Genre
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H34528 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528.
-  Duration: about 12 minutes at 16 fps.
-  Filmed in 1903 at Coney Island in New York, New York.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2725) 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. Before the nickelodeon, p. 249-250; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress, p. 280; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 16 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 288, July 1903, p. 79; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 922-923.
-  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 (295 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (295 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (295 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 725 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5678 (viewing print)
FLA 5846 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEB 9451 (viewing print)
FRA 2516 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5044 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0262A (paper pos)
Box 5203A (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.2725
edmp 2725s2
edmp 2725s3
Library of Congress Control Number
00694289
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"The first scene shows a country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, the "Down and Out" and riding the bulls. The scene then changes to a panorama of Luna Park, showing Rube and Mandy doing stunts on the rattan slide, riding on the miniature railway, shooting the chutes, riding the boats in the old mill, and visiting Professor Wormwood's Monkey theatre. They next appear on the Bowery, visiting the fortune tellers, striking the punching machine and winding up with the frankfurter man. The climax shows a bust view of Rube and Mandy eating frankfurters. Interesting for the humorous features, and the excellent views of Coney Island and Luna Park. 725 ft."--Edison films catalog no. 288.
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