Music-Hall and Film

Van boerin tot artist
R: Chrétien van Esse. K: H.J.W. van Luijnen. D: Louisa Augusta van Gijtenbeek, Chrétien van Esse. P: Unknown. NL 1910 (1916?)
Print: EYE
Engl. title inserts

Chrétien van Esse, artist name: Chrétienni, 1855-1921. Belgian revue singer who formed a duo with Louise Augusta van Gijtenbeek, Dutch revue artist, 1882-1965: “Louisette and Chrétienni”.
This film was used to introduce the music-hall act of Louisette and Chrétienni and was an integral part of their performance.
(YouTube/eye/IMDb)

More about Louisette and Chrétienni:
Annette Förster: Women in the Silent Cinema: histories of Fame and Fate. Amsterdam University Press 2018
G. Donaldson: Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction. Amsterdam 1997

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