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Old Maid Having Her Picture Taken

USA, 1 mins

  • Director: George S. Fleming; Edwin S. Porter

CGiii Comment

The earliest drag show...



The(ir) Blurb...

An old maid is walking about the studio while the photographer is getting his camera ready. She first looks at a hanger, which immediately falls from the wall, not being able to stand her gaze. Then she looks at the clock, and her face causes it to fall to the floor with a crash. She then walks over to the mirror, which suddenly cracks in several places. The photographer then poses her. Just as he is to press the button the camera explodes with a great puff of smoke, completely destroying the camera and demolishing the studio. The picture finishes up with the old maid tipping back in her chair and losing her balance, displaying a large quantity of fancy lace goods. A sure winner.

Cast & Characters

Gilbert Saroni as The Old Maid

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