Le Baquet de Mesmer



Le Baquet de Mesmer

A Mesmerian Experiment

The famous savant, Dr. Mesmer, the originator of Mesmerism, has decided to make a new set of demonstrations with the tub already so well known in the learned world by the name of “Mesmers’s Tub.” With le cooperation of his assistants he fills it with water and then draws out of it, individually, eight costumes of women which are placed upon pedestals adorning the back of the setting. The costumes, at a sign from Mesmer become animated and it is seen that the are on the celebrated “Snow-drops,” the inimitable danseuse who have recently created a great furor at the Alhambra Music Hall in London. The team, under the leadership of the première danseuse, comes forward and executes the same number which it performed in London. The turn over, the danseuses return to their pedestals and disappear, leaving behind their costumes which Dr. Mesmer puts back into the Tub. The latter then has the Tub filled with water, but when he tips it over no water comes out.-only a flock of ducks, geese and chickens.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 693-695  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1905 60 m/200 ft
4 France  


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