The Stenographer!

by A.J. Coltrane

The M’s lost last night to end the winning streak, though they’re still 8-2 over the last ten games. They’re threatening to be relevant again!

But really, I’m posting to write about stenographer movies again.

It occured to me that most of the movies fell into one of a few groups:

Stenographer2New hires. What A Bunch Of Idiots:
Mr. Jack Hires a Stenographer (1916) (Short)
The New Stenographer (1911) (Short)
The Substitute Stenographer (1913) (Short)
Stenographer Wanted (1912) (Short)
His New Stenographer (1928) (Short)
The New Stenographer (1914) (Short)
Stenographers Wanted (1912) (Short)
The New Stenographer (1908) (Short)

Wacky Stenographers/ Problems With The Stenographer:
Stenographer Troubles (1913) (Short)
Oh! You Stenographer (1911) (Short)

Politically Incorrect Stenographer Movie Title:
The Colored Stenographer (1909) (Short)

I’m Guessing It’s A Brazen Advertisement Packaged As A Short Film; The Title Is Too Long As Well:
The Stenographer’s Friend; Or, What Was Accomplished by an Edison Business Phonograph (1910) (Short)

There Must Be Babes Involved:
Mutt and Jeff and the Lady Stenographer (1911) (Short)
Dad’s Stenographer (1913) (Short)

Who Knows?
The Stenographer (1914) (Short)
The Ranch Stenographer (1913) (Short)
The Good Stenographer (1916) (Short)
The Stenographer’s Strategy (1916) (Short) 

Poor stenographers! Only two or three titles that suggest any level of compentency! Stenographers need to band together to protest these films that promote negative stereotypes!!

Power to the people, yo. Or something.

4 comments to The Stenographer!

  • Junior Joey Jo-Jo Shabadu

    You are out of control with your Stenographer obsession.

  • aaaa

    Have you actually seen all these, or just looking them up?

    I ask because I’ve been trying to find Stenographers Wanted forever.

  • A.J. Coltrane

    I looked up the list on IMDB. Unfortunately I don’t know of a way to find it. It may be that old movies like that exist at the Smithsonian, or are in possession of an archive branch of the government, or some equivalent.

    Good luck in your search. If you find it, come back and let us know.

  • Junior Joey Jo-Jo Shabadu

    Check the Library of Congress. If it exists on print at this point, it is probably there.

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