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Three American Beauties (1906)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short | June 1906 (USA)
Images of a rose, a young woman, and the American flag.


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In this color-tinted short, we first see a close-up of a red rose, perfectly formed. Then, we see the rose held by a young woman who is wearing a bright yellow dress. She's the second beauty. Behind her is a slow dissolve to the US flag, tinted in red, white, and blue, blowing in the wind. Behind the flag is a star-lit sky. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary | Short





Release Date:

June 1906 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Három amerikai szépség  »

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| (stencil tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »

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12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Three American Beauties (1906)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The three beauties are a rose, a woman and the American flag. This here runs just over a minute and is best known for being one of the earliest examples of hand tinting. I've seen many early hand tinted pictures but the quality of the tinting is probably the best here.

Police Chasing Scorching Auto (1905)

** (out of 4)

A car almost hits a small child so the police go chase it down. Not too much here.

Terrible Kids, The (1906)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Two kids terrorize the city with their pet bulldog. This is a rather strange film because it is pretty funny but bizarre because of all the dog attacks, which seem pretty brutal and dangerous. One little girl has the dog bite her long hair and pull her around while another scene has the dog get its chain around a woman's neck.

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