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]

References[edit | edit source]

1.Jump up ^ "After the Ball (S)". FilmAffinity. 2.Jump up ^ After the Ball at the Internet Movie Database

External links[edit | edit source]

After the Ball at the Internet Movie Database After the Ball on YouTube After the Ball, with sound on YouTube

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