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Little Egypt was the stage name for two popular exotic dancers. They had so many imitators, the name became synonymous with exotic dancers generally. In 1893, at the Egyptian Theater on the World's Columbian Exposition Midway in Chicago, Raqs dancers performed for the first time in the United States. Written by Thomas R. Bond II

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This was one of the first and only films produced by the Magic Introduction Company that was a marketing company established in 1889. This film was made by the American Mutoscope Company, and shortly after this and two other documentary films were made, the Magic Introduction Company was absorbed by the American Mutoscope Company which was incorporated in 1895, and now exists as the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. See more »

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Peep Show
17 October 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This was originally produced for the Mutuscope, the 'peep show' machine in which you looked into a box and saw a flip-card production flash before your eyes. Although such machines were common at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries -- and can still be found -- they had a tawdry reputation and movies like this are why: it is, after all, a short of of belly dancer, even if the lady's midriff is fully covered.

Today it is mostly interesting as a curiosity and because the company that made it was the American Mutuscope company. It later merged with Bioscope and, as the American Mutuscope & Biograph Company was where D.W. Griffith spent his first six years as director and changed the film industry forever.


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