Film, Video Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel Uncle Josh in a spook hotel

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Title
Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel
Other Title
Uncle Josh in a spook hotel
Summary
"The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, Josh takes a seat beside the landlord, who tells him that there is a rumor that a ghost appears in that room every night at 12 o'clock. The ghost then appears mysteriously and hits Josh a slap on the cheek. Thinking it was the landlord who hit him Josh gets up and knocks the landlord off the chair. After a little row, Josh and the landlord again sit down and the ghost again appears and hits the landlord on the cheek. The landlord, thinking it was Josh, gets up and knocks him off the chair. Each one accuses the other of striking him. Josh discovers that his companion is really the ghost, and in great fright he grabs his things and rushes out of the room, followed by the ghost. 80 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
Subject Headings
-  Haunted hotels--Humor
-  Ghosts--Humor
-  Hotelkeepers--Humor
-  Affray--Humor
Genre
Trick films
Slapstick comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  D6367 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6367.
-  Duration: 1:16 at 16 fps.
-  The AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910 lists Edwin S. Porter as the cameraman, but also notes that the film "may be a foreign production, possibly Méliès or Paul". No credits, source or location are given in Musser's Edison motion pictures 1890-1900.
-  Filmed ca. March 1900.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1918) 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. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 585; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 343; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 87 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1121.
-  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 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 80 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4932 (viewing print)
FEC 2314 (viewing print)
FRA 1931 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7969 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 2392 (master pos pic)
Box 0098H (paper pos)
Box 5184D (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.1918
Library of Congress Control Number
00694325
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
"The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, Josh takes a seat beside the landlord, who tells him that there is a rumor that a ghost appears in that room every night at 12 o'clock. The ghost then appears mysteriously and hits Josh a slap on the cheek. Thinking it was the landlord who hit him Josh gets up and knocks the landlord off the chair. After a little row, Josh and the landlord again sit down and the ghost again appears and hits the landlord on the cheek. The landlord, thinking it was Josh, gets up and knocks him off the chair. Each one accuses the other of striking him. Josh discovers that his companion is really the ghost, and in great fright he grabs his things and rushes out of the room, followed by the ghost. 80 feet"--Edison films catalog.
Original Format
film, video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694325
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