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Amy Muller (1896)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 23 March 1896 (USA)
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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No, she's not Annabelle, but she comes pretty close
3 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

In this very brief film, dancer Amy Muller does a very energetic dance, while wearing an incredible dress. The puffy sleeves are fabulous. Amy's appearance calls to mind Mary Pickford, and pre-dates her first screen appearance. She shows off her flexibility quite impressively as well, with a couple of high kicks and an effortless hand stand.

This was, apparently, Amy Muller's only performance in a film, which is a shame, since she's clearly very talented. Her performance is not as visually striking as Annabelle Moore's serpantine dances, nor is it as sexy. I'd hate to assume that 1896 audiences were as innocent and as easily scandalized and aroused as most modern-day viewers tend to believe. This could hardly be the raciest of productions of the time. Today's standards, at least, find it charming and amusing. It's a cute piece of work that I recommend for those seeking something besides the Annabelle loops.


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