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
-  Silent films
Genre
Dance
Vaudeville
Shorts
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.
-  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.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046355; Turkish dance, Ella Lola.
-  Apparently filmed in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Received: 2/2/95 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 12/30/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 10/7/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
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.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2235 (ref print)
FPE 7907 (dupe neg)
LC 1347b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96509503
Online Format
image
video
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.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Turkish dance, Ella Lola. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96509503/. (Accessed November 22, 2017.)

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Turkish dance, Ella Lola. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96509503/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Turkish dance, Ella Lola. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96509503/>.