Film, Video Mr. Jack in the dressing room

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Title
Mr. Jack in the dressing room
Summary
Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or members of a burlesque troope--adjusting their hair and makeup in three mirrors hanging from the wall. Two of the women wear very short outfits that show their stockinged legs; the third woman is dressed in a ruffled dress to the knee. A portly, middle-aged man with muttonchop whiskers enters the room, dressed in evening clothes and top hat and carrying a cane. He hands the cane and hat to the delighted women and responds to them in a jovial, familiar manner. He calls in a uniformed boy with a tray of glasses and a bottle, then pours drinks for himself and all the ladies. They toast each other and drink, then the man begins to dance a jig. The women apparently decide to dress him as a woman, placing a tulle apron around his waist as he rolls up his pants legs. As he continues his jig, a severe-looking woman in a dark dress, hat, and gloves enters. She reacts in shock at the sight of the dancing man in his skirt, then grabs him and hits him with the parasol she carries. As the young women watch and laugh, the older woman drags the embarrassed man from the room by his ear.
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904.
Subject Headings
-  Dressing rooms (Performing arts)--United States--Drama
-  Middle aged men--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama
-  Middle aged men--United States--Conduct of life--Drama
-  Women entertainers--Costume--United States--Drama
-  Women entertainers--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama
-  Female impersonators--United States--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Comedies
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  H44028 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 29Mar1904; H44028.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: 0:57 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. 2851; code name (for telegraphic orders) Resultabis.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046334; Mr. Jack in the dressing room.
-  Filmed Mar. 16, 1904, 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.
-  Received: 12/14/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 11/25/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 3/29/04; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2180 (ref print)
FPE 7675 (dupe neg)
LC 99a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96521796
Online Format
image
video
Description
Opens on a stage set of the interior of a theatrical dressing room. Along a bar that serves as a dressing table sit three costumed young women--perhaps chorus girls or members of a burlesque troope--adjusting their hair and makeup in three mirrors hanging from the wall. Two of the women wear very short outfits that show their stockinged legs; the third woman is dressed in a ruffled dress to the knee. A portly, middle-aged man with muttonchop whiskers enters the room, dressed in evening clothes and top hat and carrying a cane. He hands the cane and hat to the delighted women and responds to them in a jovial, familiar manner. He calls in a uniformed boy with a tray of glasses and a bottle, then pours drinks for himself and all the ladies. They toast each other and drink, then the man begins to dance a jig. The women apparently decide to dress him as a woman, placing a tulle apron around his waist as he rolls up his pants legs. As he continues his jig, a severe-looking woman in a dark dress, hat, and gloves enters. She reacts in shock at the sight of the dancing man in his skirt, then grabs him and hits him with the parasol she carries. As the young women watch and laugh, the older woman drags the embarrassed man from the room by his ear.
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Chicago citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Mr. Jack in the dressing room. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521796/. (Accessed September 25, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1904) Mr. Jack in the dressing room. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96521796/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Mr. Jack in the dressing room. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1904. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96521796/>.