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Title Trapeze disrobing act / by Thomas A. Edison
Published West Orange, NJ : Thomas A. Edison Inc., 1901


Description 1 online resource (3 min.)
Summary Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville show. Two men in rough clothing are visible in a box on the left as a woman sits on a trapeze over the stage. Fully dressed in street clothing, the trapeze artist removes her jacket and hat before performing a flip. She subsequently removes more clothing, including her corset, which she throws to the men in the box, who fight over it. The trapeze artist continues to disrobe--shoes, stockings, and garters, which she also throws to the men. Then she hangs upside down as she slips off her petticoat. Thus clad only in tights, trunks, and a camisole, the woman performs her trapeze act to the increasingly excited men. "A lady dressed in evening costume is performing on a trapeze. Two Rubes are seated in a box in the theatre. The lady begins to disrobe and here the fun commences. As she removes her garments one by one and throws them at our rural friends, they begin going through antics, which to say the least, are highly amusing."
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed April 08, 2016)
In English
Subject Aerialists.
Genre/Form Filmed burlesque acts.
Silent films.
Filmed burlesque acts.
Silent films.
Films muets.
Form Streaming video
Author Thomas A. Edison, Inc., production company.