Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
Stills from Alice in Wonderland (1903, dir. Cecil Hepworth, starring May Clark), the first filmed version of Lewis Carroll’s tale. When it was first released in 1903, it was a then astonishing 12 minutes long. Unfortunately, the film was not well preserved and only about 9 minutes of it remain intact.
The film can be seen here.

Stills from Alice in Wonderland (1903, dir. Cecil Hepworth, starring May Clark), the first filmed version of Lewis Carroll’s tale. When it was first released in 1903, it was a then astonishing 12 minutes long. Unfortunately, the film was not well preserved and only about 9 minutes of it remain intact.

The film can be seen here.

Lillian Gish in The Scarlet Letter (1926, dir. Victor Sjöström)
She had wandered, without rule or guidance, into a moral wilderness.  Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods.  The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!  These had been her teachers - stern and wild ones - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Lillian Gish in The Scarlet Letter (1926, dir. Victor Sjöström)

She had wandered, without rule or guidance, into a moral wilderness.  Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods.  The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!  These had been her teachers - stern and wild ones - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Anne-Marie Mallik in Alice in Wonderland (1966, dir. Jonathan Miller)

Anne-Marie Mallik in Alice in Wonderland (1966, dir. Jonathan Miller)