Erotic fragment

1920s. Dir Anonymous (From the archive of EYE Film Institute Netherlands).

This short erotic fragment shows a topless female dancer in a combination of close-ups, as she performs – somewhat awkwardly – a type of Oriental veil dance. The transitions between shots sometimes reveal striking superimpositions, especially as the camera homes in on a multi-string pearl necklace that cascades down from her spectacular showgirl’s headpiece.