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SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: The first scene shows this country couple entering Steeplechase Park. They proceed to amuse themselves on the steeplechase, rope bridge, riding the bulls and the "Down and Out." The scene then changes to a panorama of Luna Park, and we find Rube and Mandy doing stunts on the rattan slide, riding on the miniature railway, shooting the chutes, riding the boats in the old mill, and visiting Professor Wormwood's Monkey theatre. They next appear on the Bowery, where we find them with the fortune tellers, striking the punching machine, and winding up with the frankfurter man. The climax shows a bust view of Rube and Mandy eating frankfurters. Interesting not only for its humorous features, but also for its excellent views of Coney Island and Luna Park. Length 725 feet. Class B. $87.00. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 13Aug1903; H34528. Filmed at Coney Island in New York, New York.
SUBJECTS Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) Steeplechase Park (New York, N.Y.) Amusement parks--New York (State)--Drama. Amusements--New York (State)--Drama. Amusement rides--New York (State)--Drama. Rural population--New York (State)--Drama. Aquatic sports--New York (State)--Drama. Comedy Actuality
RELATED NAMES Porter, Edwin S., production, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)