Stage star Anna Held (1872-1918) riffs on her once-famous scene from the comedy Papa's Wife (1899-1901) featuring a naif getting tipsy on her first champagne.
Anna Held is the title; copyright number H16386, Apr. 12, 1902. Date of production: May 24, 1901. Filmed in 68mm by Frederick S. Armitage.
AM&B's Picture Catalogue of 1902 pitched it as "A stunning picture of the well-known actress in the drinking scene which made such a hit in Papa's Wife. The figure is shown in bust view, making the head very large and giving a clear view of the facial expressions of the beautiful artiste." The company said that both "make hits either in the Biograph [35mm projection service] or Mutoscope" [hand-cranked peep-show viewer].
Text from Dan Streible, "New Subjects in Sprocket Films and Mutoscopes," Film Historiography, blog, New York University, Mar. 15, 2017, https://wp.nyu.edu/filmhist/2017/03/15/new-subjects-for-sprocket-films-and-mutoscopes. Revised Sep. 14, 2020.