The Favourite Comic Dance, by Messrs. Bologna Junior and Grimaldi, in the Popular Pantomime of Mother Goose

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Two figures dance on stage, arms and legs thrust into the air and hands touching at center. At left, Jack Bologna wears the dress of a St. Giles Fruit Girl over his Harlequin garb, with the latter's patterned hose peeking out below the skirt. At right, the famous clown Joseph Grimaldi wears his distinctive short-legged suit accentuated by a ridge of hair running along his head, and white face make-up with striking red cheek patches. The actors perform a dance that appeared in scene five of a hit pantomime at Covent Garden that opened in December 1806 and ran for ninety-two performances.

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