Vaudeville dancer Amy Muller performs a portion of her stage routine, which features dancing on her toes. She dances on one toe for part of the performance. Later, she also twirls and does cartwheels.

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Vaudeville dancer Amy Muller performs a portion of her stage routine, which features dancing on her toes. She dances on one toe for part of the performance. Later, she also twirls and does cartwheels.

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The Original Print With Tinting Probably Looked Very Good
9 August 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This short movie featuring vaudeville dancer Amy Muller is similar in its basic format to the better-known 1890s features starring Annabelle (Whitford) Moore. Muller's act has a different style and appearance, and this is still worth seeing. At the time, it was also released in a hand-tinted version, which apparently no longer survives, and with the tinting plus a clean original print, it probably looked very good.

Muller's specialty was dancing on her toes, and she gives some samples of that as well as demonstrating a couple of her other skills. It's also hard not to notice her very puffy, frilly, dress, which creates part of the effect. Although the print is rather blurry and has a couple of larger defects, you can still tell that she has plenty of energy and talent.

There are surviving 'Annabelle' features both with and without the hand-tinting, and the tinted features are noticeably different. It seems likely that this feature also might look pretty impressive with flashes of different colors that coordinate with the dance movements. Even without the tinting, it still has some good footage worth seeing.


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