Film, Video Seminary girls Scene in a seminary

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Seminary girls
Other Title
Scene in a seminary
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A most amusing and life-like scene, in which a number of young ladies clad in their night robes, are seen engaged in a midnight frolic.
From Edison films catalog: A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. 50 foot strip (the finish). $7.50.
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
-  Students--United States--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Smoking--United States--Drama
-  Drinking of alcoholic beverages--United States--Drama
-  Amusements--United States--Drama
-  School discipline--United States--Drama
-  School principals--United States--Drama
-  Cigarettes--United States
-  Pillows--United States
-  Nightgowns--United States
-  Beds--United States
-  24883 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1897; 24883.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:27 at 30 fps.
-  Filmed ca. mid-March to mid-April 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. 289; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue 1897, p. 10; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 69.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEA 8708 (ref print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Control Number
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Library of Congress Online Catalog
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MODS Record
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