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The Astor tramp

Author: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the Wm. Waldorf Astor mansion and being discovered comfortably asleep in bed by the lady of the house. Length 100 feet, complete with words of song and music, $20.00. Without words and music, $15.00"--Edison films catalog, no. 94.
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Comedy
Drama
Humor
Named Person: Astor family
Material Type: Film, Internet resource
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H White; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 905576826
Notes: Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77520.
Duration: 1:57 at 16 fps.
There may have been two versions of the film. The Edison films catalog no. 105 describes the tramp as arriving at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, while the Edison films catalog, no. 94 describes the tramp as arriving at the Wm. Waldorf Astor mansion. There is no arrival scene in the LC copy of the film, and it is not clear whether the tramp is in a hotel or a mansion.
Paper print shelf number (LC 1466) 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. 527-528; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 15; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 3 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 13 [MI].
Event notes: Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey.
Description: viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (46 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Other Titles: Astor unwelcome tramp visitor
Responsibility: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

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"A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the Wm. Waldorf Astor mansion and being discovered comfortably asleep in bed by the lady of the house. Length 100 feet, complete with words of song and music, $20.00. Without words and music, $15.00"--Edison films catalog, no. 94.

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