Film, Video From show girl to burlesque queen

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Title
From show girl to burlesque queen
Summary
Opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left. A smiling, dark-haired woman enters through the door on stage right, unbuttoning a full-length polka-dot costume. As she undresses, she frequently looks directly at the camera and smiles. She removes her sash or cummerbund, the top with its trailing sleeves, and her skirt, leaving her clothed only in a sleeveless chemise. Smiling directly at the camera, she mischievously slips a strap of the garment off one shoulder, then ducks behind the screen. After the chemise is thrown over the top of the screen, her arm furtively reaches out from behind the screen and grabs a slight garment from the back of the chair and some items from the dressing table. She then emerges wearing a risqué, decorated costume with cap sleeves and a very short skirt, gathered at the waist. Her legs appear to be bare. The woman brandishes a sword, grabbed from under the discarded dress, and strikes a seductive pose as the viewer glimpses a costumed man entering the room.
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama
-  Striptease--United States--Drama
-  Stripteasers--United States--Drama
-  Women entertainers--Costume--United States--Drama
-  Women entertainers--United States--Sexual behavior--Drama
-  Dressing rooms (Performing arts)--United States--Drama
-  Silent films
Genre
Vaudeville
Erotica
Shorts
Notes
-  H35629 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 12Sept1903; H35629.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Camera, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: 1:02 at 14 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.
-  Catalog no. 2528.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046316; From show girl to burlesque queen.
-  Filmed August 25, 1903 in the Biograph New York City studio.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Received: 11/25/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 8/5/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 9/12/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (55 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2132 (ref print)
FPE 7628 (dupe neg)
LC 549b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96519945
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96519945
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Chicago citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519945/. (Accessed January 16, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96519945/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. From Show Girl to Burlesque Queen. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96519945/>.