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SUMMARY 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.
CREATED/PUBLISHED United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1899?]
NOTES 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.
SUBJECTS Dance--United States. Silent films. Dance. Vaudeville. Shorts.
RELATED NAMES Fougère, Eugenie, performer. Armitage, F. S., camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)