A Jones Collection film, Siegmund Lubin’s The Goose Takes a Trolley Ride, played during a presentation at the 2010 conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. There were about 80 people in the audience, and the film got a great response — a lot of laughs and exclamations. Throughout his presentation, Joseph Eckhardt, the leading Lubin expert, referred to SMU and the importance of our Lubin holdings, which are part of the Sulphur Springs Collection of Pre-Nickelodeon Films.
The Goose was shown as part of “The Life and TImes of Siegmund Lubin: King of the Movies.” The speakers included Eckhardt, Jon Gartenberg, and Peter Decherney. Henry Nevison, who is developing a film based on Eckhardt’s book, The King of the Movies: Film Pioneer, Siegmund Lubin, was also in attendance. It was a particular pleasure to attend this presentation in Philadelphia, the home of Lubin’s great pre-Hollywood film empire.