A little stiff in her corset, a fine, upstanding woman strikes a pose. But the photographer with the wandering hand has another idea in mind, much to her displeasure. The woman storms out, fuming. Unfazed, the artist quickly calls in a stylish woman and sets about undressing her.
The fan flutters, the rocking chair rocks… Amateurs huddle around negatives. But watch out for pokes with the parasol, for the good lady is on the look out… Although it contains less nudity than Saturn’s other films, this fine farce paints a humorous picture of certain male preoccupations. ‘Risqué’ business indeed! —Europa Film Treasures
Johann Schwarzer (August 30, 1880–October 10, 1914) was an Austrian photographer and pioneer producer of adult films through his Saturn-Film concern.
Schwarzer was born in Javornik, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now located in the Czech Republic. In the early 1900s, Schwarzer resettled in Vienna and became a portrait and family photographer and chemist; to supplement his income, Schwarzer began making erotic photos used on naughty postcards common to this era. In 1906, he became acquainted with the existence of men’s only nights at movie theaters in Vienna that showed adult films, so-called Herrenabende. Schwarzer organized Saturn-Film that year and began production of such films himself; Saturn-Film was the first native film production company based in Austria. Unlike his predecessors, Schwarzer conducted his business as a public company, advertising in local newspapers, motion picture trade journals and adding a logo to his films like any other European producer… read more