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Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 1 April 1895 (USA)
Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.
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Annabelle Moore ... Self (as Annabelle)
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns.

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One of the first color films, albeit hand-tinted. See more »

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Also available in a hand-tinted colorized version. See more »

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Featured in The Race to Save 100 Years (1997) See more »

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The popular Annabelle in a flowing robe.
17 March 2003 | by jhaughSee all my reviews

In a flowing-robe of a dress, Annabelle gracefully moves her arms while standing in place. This causes a swirl of material to float about her body in an effect that is both spectacular and artistic. It does show much less of Annabelle than we saw in "Annabelle Butterfly Dance".

The film version that I viewed had "copyright Aug. 1897" imprinted on several frames. It was hand-tinted so that the Ms. Whitford's robe changed to various pastel colors as it swirls. The tinting process, usually done by women, had to be laborious. The Kinetograph would film at 48-frames per second. If that were the case for this 18-second film, there would be 864 frames where only the dress would be hand-painted.


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1 April 1895 (USA) See more »

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Serpentine Dances See more »

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Black and White | Color (hand-tinted)

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1.33 : 1
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