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Film, Video Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king

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Title

  • Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king

Summary

  • "A burlesque on Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado and taken from the New York Journal and Advertiser. The scene opens in a very picturesque wood. Teddy with his large teeth is seen running down the hill with his gun in hand, followed by his photographer and press agent. He reconnoitres around a large tree and finally discovers the mountain lion. He kneels on one knee and makes a careful shot. Immediately upon the discharge of his gun a huge black cat falls from the tree and Teddy whips out his bowie knife, leaps on the cat and stabs it several times, then poses while his photographer makes a picture and the press agent writes up the thrilling adventure. A side splitting burlesque"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • Porter, Edwin S., direction, camera
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.

Headings

  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Humor
  • -  Hunting--Colorado--Humor
  • -  Press and politics--United States--Humor
  • -  Political satire

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Satirical films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  H1402 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 23Feb1901; H1402.
  • -  Duration: 1:11 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1887) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Based on a political cartoon series in the New York journal and advertiser, February 1901, depictingTheodore Roosevelt as a macho hunting enthusiast with a strong taste for publicity, killing a mountain lion in Colorado while the press took in the event.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912, p. 60; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 163-171; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985, p. 322-323; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 72 [MI]; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed Sep, 10, 2012; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed Sep. 10, 2012.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.

Medium

  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., 28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
  • 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic.
  • 1 roll (68 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
  • 1 roll (68 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4901 (viewing print)
  • FEC 2148 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1901 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 7588 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0320D (paper pos)
  • Box 5173B (paper pos, copy 2)

Repository

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

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694318

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king. directeds by Porter, Edwin S.Ection, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1901. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694318/.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king. Porter, E. S. E., dir United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694318/.

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king. dir by Porter, Edwin S.Ection, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694318/>.