Home of an Old Actress. An old white-haired lady reading. Her young daughter enters and with all the joy of youth, begs to go to her first fancy dress ball. The old lady refuses, but relents upon recalling the days of her youth. The daughter has no ball costume. Her mother remembers the costumes she used to wear during her stage career. An Old Theatrical Trunk. Mother and daughter ascend to the attic where lies the old trunk. It is filled with numerous dancing costumes. The young maid takes out one costume after another until finally a dainty little Japanese gown is found. The daughter quickly puts it on. The Daughter's Departure. The old lady shows her daughter how to play the part for the costume she has selected. The daughter rehearses her part to the old lady's satisfaction. Her daughter dons an opera coat, kisses her mother good-bye, and departs. Stage Memories. The old lady returns to her armchair and falls asleep. The old theatrical trunk appears on the table. The lid opens and...
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