After the Ball (1897 film)

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After the Ball
Méliès, Apres le bal (Star Film 128, 1897).jpg
scene from the film
Directed by Georges Méliès
Produced by Star Film Company [1]
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Country France
Language Silent film

After the Ball (French: Après le bal) is a short French silent film created and released in 1897 and directed by Georges Méliès.

It starred Jehanne d'Alcy - Méliès' future wife, and Jane Brady.

The film's plot is a one-minute scene of a servant bathing a woman, along with the scenarios before and after as the servant is helping her get undressed (down to a bodystocking which simulates nudity) while revealing a few layers of clothing, bathing her, and finally covering and drying her with a robe. This is the earliest known film to show simulated nudity.[2]


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