Alice In Wonderland (1915)

Picture via the Monster Crazy Tumblr Site

A big thanks to Monster Crazy for the photo from W.W. Young’s 1915 film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. I’ve never had the privilege of viewing this before today but I have to say I really think it’s pretty awesome, and thanks to The Video Cellar’s YouTube channel you can watch it for yourself as well!

I didn’t see the Mad Hatter’s tea party scene in that version, perhaps it’s a lost scene?


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2 thoughts on “Alice In Wonderland (1915)

  1. Roger says:

    Today at a thrift store I purchased a 1916 volume 1 of, Alice’s adventures in wonderland and through the looking glass. I was quite stunned, and thrilled, when I opened the book and saw an inscription from W.W Young to Herbert Rice. Here is the inscription; “To my dear friend Herbert Rice, the wonderful little actor who made ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by his memorable portrayal of the ‘White Rabbit’.
    Compliments of W.W Young”
    Needless to say I am thrilled to have this piece of film and literary history.

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