Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WEDNESDAYS IN WONDERLAND

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the first telling of the story that became known to the world as Alice in Wonderland.

You can read more about that event here.

Almost ninety years later, in 1951, Walt Disney made his famous animated film version of Lewis Carroll's original and to mark this special day, here are a trio of Carrollian/Disneyana collectibles...




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

With my American focus on the Fourth of July, I had (temporarily) forgotten that it was on the fourth that Rev. Dodgson first told his tale to the Liddell sisters. In honor of him and that event, here is the final paragraph from Morton Cohen's excellent biography:

"There is, nonetheless, something noble, selfless, and generous in what Charles Dodgson fashioned of himself and in the way he reined in his impulses and set them to serve his family, his young friends, his society, his God--and himself. In the end, one wants not only to say 'Well done!' but also to congratulate him for so successfully transforming a life that might easily have teetered on the brink and fallen into the abyss into one that was useful, dignified, and creative."

So, well done, Mr. Dodgson! Here's to you and to that very special golden afternoon so long ago, yet still so very much with us all. Thank you.

Snow White Sanctum said...

Bryan-- These are truly beautiful. Love the colors and the designs.