Uploaded on Jul 10, 2009
Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of what appears to be clouds [K.R. Niver sees the background as rolling waves]. From the left of the frame enters Eugenie Fougère in a strutting type of leg movement, shot in profile but with her face turned toward the camera. She wears a dress with a dark, lace-patterned, low-cut bodice, striped sleeves, and a frilly white skirt to the knees; multiple dark petticoats and white bloomers to the knees; stockings; heeled shoes; and an tri-corner hat with a feather. Other dance movements include a backwards shuffle step, clutching her bosom and then cupping her ear as if listening with a skipping foot movement, and a sideways step across the stage. For most of the dance she lifts her skirt high in a manner similar to a cancan. She closes by kneeling in a brief curtsy with her hand tucked at her chin, and then exits the stage.
From Biograph picture catalogue: 36 feet. The famous Parisian chantuese in the rag-time cake-walk "Hello, Ma Baby," with which she made such a sensation at the New York Theatre.
United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1899?]
Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 7June1902; H18745.
Camera, F.S. Armitage.
Performer: Eugenie Fougère.
Filmed ca. Nov. 25, 1899, in the Biograph New York City studio.
Fougère, Eugenie, performer.
Armitage, F. S., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
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