Format Film, Video
Contributors Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Dates 1898
Location United States
Language English
Subjects Belly Dance
Silent Films
United States
Turkish dance, Ella Lola
Created / Published
Thomas A. Edison, Inc., United States, 1898, monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Belly dance
-  Dancers -- United States
-  Silent films
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1898; 59210.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 0:29 at 26 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Summary description provided by dance ethnologist Michelle Forner, 5/22/96.
-  From the New York clipper, 4/19/02, p. 167: Ella Lola was born Sept. 2, 1883, in Boston, and made her first appearance as a dancer at the age of eleven years, and by her clever work has steadily come to the fore, until now she takes rank among the best in her class. She has been featured at various times with road companies, and has met with success at the leading vaudeville houses through the country.
-  NCN046355; Turkish dance, Ella Lola.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Apparently filmed in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey. (venue)
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site ( (additional physical form)
motion picture
1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
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