After this film, Dickson leaves the Edison company to form his own film production studio and so he mostly disappears from our journey through the early Edison films. But he goes out with an impressive effort in one major technical way. This film features Annabelle Moore, who previously appeared in Annabelle Butterfly Dance. This dance is more obviously intended to be sensual, but it’s pretty typical fare for the films of the 1890s except for the fact that, yes, it’s in color. This is another example of a film technology getting out there well before I knew it had. This film was hand-colored, which sounds pretty labor intensive, but it was largely distributed in color, making this one of the very first commercial color films in cinema history. The film itself is entirely unremarkable, but it is certainly nice to see some color again on this journey. 0 stars.
tl;dr – unremarkable dance film has one claim to fame: being hand-tinted for release and thus being one of the first color films in cinema history. 0 stars.