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Film, Video Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce

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Title

  • Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce

Summary

  • "The scene opens by showing a pretty cook mixing bread in the kitchen. Jones comes in unexpectedly from a trip and carries a dress suit case. He inquires for his wife and is told by the cook that she is absent. Jones is hungry and asks for something to eat. The cook is very obliging and Jones becomes unruly, chuckles the cook under the chin. The cook puts her arms around Jones' neck and leaves finger imprints of flour on his back. This is where the trouble commences. Jones' wife suddenly appears and accuses Jones of making love to the cook. Jones denies it. She scornfully points to the finger marks on Jones' back. Jones still denies it. The wife becomes angry and seizes the pan of flour and turns it upside down on Jones' head, spoiling his best Sunday clothes. Jones escapes and the cook is discharged. A very funny picture. 75 feet"--Edison films catalog.

Names

  • White, James H. (James Henry), production
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc
  • Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.

Headings

  • -  Flirting--Humor
  • -  Anger--Humor
  • -  Husbands--Humor
  • -  Wives--Humor
  • -  Women cooks--Humor

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  D1727 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 17Jan1900; D1727.
  • -  Duration: 1:09 at 16 fps.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 1015) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 572; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 365; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 63 [MI]; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1887-1888.
  • -  Filmed December 1899 to early January 1900, in Edison's Black Maria studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  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.
  • -  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 9314 to FYA 1138.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (27 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 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. 75 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 4029 (viewing print)
  • FYA 1138 (viewing print)
  • FRA 1219 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 5260 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRB 2320 (master pos pic)
  • Box 0058R (paper pos)
  • Box 5166J (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

  • 00694334

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Niver, and Paper Print Collection. Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce. produceds by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694334/.

APA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, I., Niver & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce. White, J. H. U., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694334/.

MLA citation style:

Thomas A. Edison, Inc, Niver, and Paper Print Collection. Why Mrs. Jones got a divorce. prod by White, James H. Uction United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694334/>.