Exquisite 1929 footage from a classical Thai dance performance acting out the story of Mekkala, the Goddess of Lightning. (She’s called White Lotus with some poetic liberty in this vintage film short.)

English intertitles narrate the exotic scene for foreign eyes. At the very end, they make it a point to showcase the flapper style dresses, which have just entered the Thai fashion sphere of the era. The ladies don’t burst out into the Charleston, but it is quite an interesting momentary glimpse.