Rube and Mandy at Coney Island / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Part 2 (1903)

OTHER TITLES Title in Edison films catalog: Rube and Mandy's visit to Coney Island

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.

SUMMARY This film records a trip around Coney Island by a couple made up as country bumpkins. The camera placement shows their entrance, exit, and participation in the various concessions. In the next-to-last scene, the two approach a hot dog stand, and each buys a hot dog and eats it in a greedy manner while walking toward the camera. In the final scence, the camera moves in for a close-up, waist shot of the two principals eating the hot dogs and getting mustard and pieces of roll all over their faces.

NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528.

Duration: 3:55 (part 1), 3:44 (part 2), and 4:20 (part 3) at 16 fps.

Filmed at Coney Island in New York, New York.

Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 249-50; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress, p. 280; Edison films catalog, no. 185, October supplement 1903, p. 16 [MI].

Mavis 1831480; Rube and Mandy at Coney Island.

viewing print; Received: ca. 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.

paper pos; Received: 1903-08-13; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.


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