Film, Video The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them

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Title
The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them
Summary
Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. In front of the fence is a bench, on which sits Joseph Hart as the cartoon character of Foxy Grandpa, reading a newspaper or magazine. He sports a bald pate with white bushy hair on the sides, a large bulbous nose, and a potbelly, and wears spats with a light-colored suit, vest, and tie. From stage right enter two mischievous boys, "Chub" and "Bunt," dressed in matching suits with short pants to the knee and dark stockings, boots, and caps. One of the boys carries a banjo. They stop and gesture at Foxy Grandpa, laughing, and hand him the banjo when he looks up and notices them. As the boys laugh and poke each, Grandpa begins to play the banjo like a pro, inducing the boys to engage in a bit of tap or shuffle dancing. When they finish, Foxy Grandpa takes the floor while providing his own music on the banjo. As the boys clap and watch in amazement, Grandpa tap dances and performs advanced movements such as split kicks. Closes with all three dancing offstage.
Contributor Names
Hart, Joseph, 1858-1921, cast.
Bonine, R. (Robert K.), camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902.
Subject Headings
-  Foxy Grandpa (Fictitious character)--Drama
-  Banjo--United States--Drama
-  Banjoists--United States--Drama
-  Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Practical jokes--Drama
-  Tap dancing--United States
-  Silent films
Genre
Comedies
Vaudeville
Dance
Shorts
Notes
-  H18036 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23May1902; H18036.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, Robert K. Bonine.
-  Joseph J. Hart (Foxy Grandpa).
-  Duration: 1:08 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Catalog no. 2148; code name (for telegraphic orders) Garatum.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046284; The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them.
-  Based on the musical Foxy Grandpa by William A. Brady, which was based on the comic strip by Carl E. "Bunny" Schultz.
-  Filmed May 17, 1902, in the Biograph New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902 [MI], p. 63; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, 1971, p. 75-76; Musser, C. The emergence of cinema, 1990, p. 308.
-  Received: 8/2/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 5/23/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 8/30/94 from LC film lab; masterpos; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 5/23/02; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 reel of 1 (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos.
1 roll (68 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2537 (ref print)
FPE 8567 (dupe neg)
FPE 8568 (masterpos)
LC 1343a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96521664
Online Format
image
video
Description
Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. In front of the fence is a bench, on which sits Joseph Hart as the cartoon character of Foxy Grandpa, reading a newspaper or magazine. He sports a bald pate with white bushy hair on the sides, a large bulbous nose, and a potbelly, and wears spats with a light-colored suit, vest, and tie. From stage right enter two mischievous boys, "Chub" and "Bunt," dressed in matching suits with short pants to the knee and dark stockings, boots, and caps. One of the boys carries a banjo. They stop and gesture at Foxy Grandpa, laughing, and hand him the banjo when he looks up and notices them. As the boys laugh and poke each, Grandpa begins to play the banjo like a pro, inducing the boys to engage in a bit of tap or shuffle dancing. When they finish, Foxy Grandpa takes the floor while providing his own music on the banjo. As the boys clap and watch in amazement, Grandpa tap dances and performs advanced movements such as split kicks. Closes with all three dancing offstage.
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Hart, Joseph, Cast, R Bonine, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521664/. (Accessed June 29, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Hart, J., Bonine, R., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1902) The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521664/.

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Hart, Joseph, Cast, et al. The boys think they have one on Foxy Grandpa, but he fools them. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96521664/>.