Friday, August 26, 2011

Hoodoo Ann

This gif reflects a couple of seconds from a 1916 silent film entitled 'Hoodoo Ann', written by the famed D. W. Griffith and starring Mae Marsh as a girl suffering a remarkable streak of bad luck that may trace back to a cursed doll--or does it? I've not seen the film, so I can't say if these frames represent spontaneous human combustion or simply a fire igniting while she sleeps. If the former, it must surely be the earliest example of the topic having been broached in cinema.

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1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

What a delightful find!