Film, Video Ella Lola, a la Trilby Ella Lola, a la Trilby [dance]

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Title
Ella Lola, a la Trilby
Other Title
Ella Lola, a la Trilby [dance]
Summary
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland headpiece. Holding her gown with one hand throughout, the dancer performs a series of kicks and turns with leg kicks front and back, rocking, and round de jambe.
Contributor Names
White, James H. (James Henry), production.
Lola, Ella, performer.
Heise, William, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1898.
Subject Headings
-  Modern dance--United States
Genre
Filmed vaudeville acts
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  59209 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 7Oct1898; 59209.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Dancer: Ella Lola.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: 0:36 at 22 fps.
-  Filmed in September, 1898 in Edison's "Black Maria" studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Summary description provided by dance ethnologist Michelle Forner, May 22, 1996.
-  According to the summary in Early motion pictures, this film was made in the Black Maria at a camera speed in excess of thirty frames per second. Ella Lola was a stage star of note before the turn of the century, and was given this opportunity to show her ability as a dancer.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1364) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 88 ; Kendall, E. Where she danced, p. 30; 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.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (26 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 (26 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.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4378 (viewing print)
FEC 2147 (viewing print)
FRA 1516 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 7583 (dupe neg pic)
Box 0161F (paper pos)
Box 5002D (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.1364
Library of Congress Control Number
96513078
Language
English
Online Format
video
image
OCLC Number
11677471
Description
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland headpiece. Holding her gown with one hand throughout, the dancer performs a series of kicks and turns with leg kicks front and back, rocking, and round de jambe.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96513078
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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Ella Lola, a la Trilby. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1898. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/96513078/.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1898) Ella Lola, a la Trilby. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96513078/.

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Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Ella Lola, a la Trilby. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1898. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96513078/>.