Relinquishing Drapery for Nature’s Garb

An interesting article on possibly the first nude scene ever shot:

Most of Muybridge’s nude female models were recruited from the core of Pittsburgh prostitution. I’m not sure which one was filmed first, but here are four of his compositions from the 1884-1886 period. One of those may be the first nude scene ever filmed. Certainly the tricolored one is the first example of a single scene filmed from multiple angles with several cameras.

Caution, tiny, grainy, black and white animated GIFs of nude women carrying buckets upstairs ahead. Unsafe for work if you’re a typesetter from 1890.

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