Monday, January 07, 2008
Dr. Seuss and the Filmmaker's Flit
During the late '20s jungle documentaries were EXTREMELY popular. Everybody seemed to be making films about stoic Caucasian explorers and their quirky African guides, seeking the next big waterfall or hunting wild game. Many viewers suspected that the films were less than truthful, and they were right to be sceptical.
Here (July 28, 1928), Dr. Seuss shows us how they got so close to those deadly wild animals: apparently they killed them with bug spray first. The mystery is solved?
PS: I've mentioned the horrific black caricatures in the past...well, here's another one, this time from our beloved children's book author.