Film, Video Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. Mabel and Fatty at the World's Fair / Frisco story

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Title

  • Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal.

Other Title

  • Mabel and Fatty at the World's Fair
  • Frisco story

Summary

  • Comedy co-stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand take viewers on a tour of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. The antics of Fatty and Mabel are accompanied by shots of Exposition attractions, including the U.S. Battleship "Oregon", the Australian convict ship "Success" (complete with such punishment devices as a flogging rack and a spiked Iron Maiden), the world's tallest flagpole (251 feet), the Court of Abundance, the Court of the Universe (with sunken garden) and the Tower of Jewels. Fatty and Mabel also visit San Francisco's still-under-construction City Hall, accompanied by San Francisco's then-Mayor James Rolph Jr. Also appearing is opera star Ernestine Schumann-Heink, who kids around with Fatty.

Contributor Names

  • Arbuckle, Roscoe, 1887-1933, direction.
  • Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, production, writing.
  • Keystone Film Company.
  • Mutual Film Company.
  • Blackhawk Films.
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
  • AFI/Meggers (William F.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Mutual Films, 1915 ; United States : Blackhawk Films.

Subject Headings

  • -  Normand, Mabel,--1894-1930
  • -  Arbuckle, Roscoe,--1887-1933
  • -  Panama-Pacific International Exposition--(1915 :--San Francisco, Calif.)
  • -  Oregon (Battleship)
  • -  Success (Sailing vessel)
  • -  Schumann-Heink, Ernestine,--1861-1936
  • -  Rolph, James,--1869-1934

Genre

  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films

Notes

  • -  MP313 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Keystone Film Company; 22Apr1915; MP313.
  • -  Appearing: Mabel Normand, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, James Rolph Jr., Ernestine Schumann-Heink
  • -  Duration: about 17 minutes at 15 fps.
  • -  According to the card in the M/B/RS Film & Television catalog, the 16 mm. viewing print (copy 2) is a Blackhawk reissue with introductory titles, copied from one of the paper rolls.
  • -  Photographed: March 25-30, 1915, in San Francisco, California.
  • -  Summary adapted from synopsis on the Internet movie database.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2597) 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: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 196; Walker, B. Mack Sennett's fun factory, p. 316; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed June 3, 2016.
  • -  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 (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (424 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 1,000 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5549 (viewing print)
  • FAB 5555 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FEC 1534 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2416 (dupe neg pic)
  • FPE 6884 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 0406A (paper pos)
  • Box 5460A (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

  • 00694430

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 Collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco, 1897 to 1916 Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Keystone Film Company, Mutual Film Company, Blackhawk Films, Paper Print Collection, and Afi/Meggers. Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. directeds by Arbuckle, Roscoe, Ection, produceds by Sennett, Mack, Uction, Writing United States: Mutual Films, ; United States: Blackhawk Films, 1915. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694430/.

APA citation style:

Keystone Film Company, Mutual Film Company, Blackhawk Films, Paper Print Collection & Afi/Meggers. (1915) Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. Arbuckle, R., dir, Sennett, M., prod United States: Mutual Films, ; United States: Blackhawk Films. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694430/.

MLA citation style:

Keystone Film Company, et al. Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. dir by Arbuckle, Roscoe, Ection, prod by Sennett, Mack, Uction, Writing United States: Mutual Films, ; United States: Blackhawk Films, 1915. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694430/>.