Film, Video Turkish dance, Ella Lola

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Title
Turkish dance, Ella Lola
Summary
A young, dark-haired woman performs a period "Oriental" dance (commonly known as a belly dance) with some Turkish styling. She performs distinctive dance movements that include shoulder shimmies with pelvic movements and several foot patterns, side traveling movements with pelvic circles, a slow pelvic circle and a front pelvic lock, and paddle turns with various arm gestures. Her dance costume consists of a two-layered skirt to the knee, a hip belt with fringe, a chemise-like shirt under a fitted vest, several layers of necklaces and front decoration, white stockings, white--perhaps ballet--shoes, and a glittering fitted cap.
Contributor Names
Lola, Ella, performer.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Belly dance
-  Dancers--United States
Genre
Filmed vaudeville acts
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  59210 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1898; 59210.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Dancer: Ella Lola.
-  Duration: 0:29 at 26 fps.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1347) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Summary description provided by dance ethnologist Michelle Forner, 5/22/1996.
-  Filmed in September, 1898 in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 339; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 470.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEC 2235 to FYA 1243.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (47 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4361 (viewing print)
FYA 1243 (viewing print)
FRA 1500 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7907 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0001B (paper pos)
Box 5266F (paper pos, copy 2)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/varsmp.1347
Library of Congress Control Number
96509503
Language
English
Online Format
video
image
Description
A young, dark-haired woman performs a period "Oriental" dance (commonly known as a belly dance) with some Turkish styling. She performs distinctive dance movements that include shoulder shimmies with pelvic movements and several foot patterns, side traveling movements with pelvic circles, a slow pelvic circle and a front pelvic lock, and paddle turns with various arm gestures. Her dance costume consists of a two-layered skirt to the knee, a hip belt with fringe, a chemise-like shirt under a fitted vest, several layers of necklaces and front decoration, white stockings, white--perhaps ballet--shoes, and a glittering fitted cap.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96509503
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