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Foxy Grandpa and Polly in a Little Hilarity

SUMMARY Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. Husband and wife team of Hart and DeMar as cartoon characters Foxy Grandpa and Polly enter hand-in-hand from behind the fence. Grandpa has a bald pate with bushy white hair on the sides, a big bulbous nose, and a potbelly, dressed in a light-colored suit with a vest and spats and carrying a bowler in his left hand. Polly wears a ruffled, light-colored dress with dark trim that goes to her ankles, a bedecked bonnet, white stockings, heeled shoes, and a choker around her neck. Both are smiling broadly as they reach center stage and begin their vaudeville-style dance, with tap, soft shoe, and other synchronized leg movements and twirls in what appears to be a ragtime rhythm. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1902. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 23May1902; H18034. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Filmed May 17, 1902, in the Biograph New York City studio. SUBJECTS Dance--United States. Vaudeville--United States. Foxy Grandpa (Fictitious character)--Drama. Polly (Fictitious character)--Drama. Silent films. Dance. Vaudeville. Shorts. RELATED NAMES Hart, Joseph, 1858-1921, cast. DeMar, Carrie, cast. Bonine, R. (Robert K.), camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID (m) varsmp http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/varstg:@field([email protected](varsmp+1342))
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