Speaking of Alice..

..in Wonderland, I came across a couple cool Alice in Wonderland links for Alice fans.

One) Did you know Lewis Carroll’s original Alice manuscript and drawings are archived online for your perusal? I just discovered this. I was a little taken aback because our handwriting is very similar.

Page taken from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures Underground', Courtesy of the British Library

 

Two) Did you also know there was a 1931 Alice movie starring Ruth Gilbert, which was the first sound version of the film. Apparently this film was one of the most faithful to the original story. It is not available in print in any form, but I found a listing from a guy who sells DVD’s he made from a transfer. I watched a short clip he had put up of it.. it was interesting. Alice seemed to have a bit of a Jersey accent.

Ruth Gilbert in 'Alice in Wonderland', 1931

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5 Responses to Speaking of Alice..

  1. clinock says:

    Chrissy – I visited the British Library in London some years ago and purchased a hard-back facsimile of “Alice’s Adventures Underground” – a copy of the original, hand written and illustrated book by Lewis Carroll. It is one of my most treasured possessions. It has many photographs and a foreword by Mary Jean St Clair who was Alice’s granddaughter. Should you ever want to send for it from the British Library its ISBN number is ISBN 1-85145-4713. The manuscript page you posted is from that book. Thanks also for the film info – I didn’t know about that one. What do you think about the latest film version of Alice?

  2. Cassie says:

    You just made my entire day.

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