I happened on this little bit of early filmmaking, clearly made to titillate. There seemed to be a good deal of that happening in the early days of cinema: lots of scantily clad women. There are certainly some oddities in this one—like, what is that stuff the maid is pouring on her? But ye persons of historical nerdiness will appreciate this golden opportunity to see what layers a woman would be wearing in the late 1800s, and what went over and under what.
Après le Bal is a film by George Melies, whose name film buffs and anybody who's seen Hugo will quickly recognize.
Illustration is a possible image for during the ball: Albert von Keller's Lady Dancing, 1900.
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