Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

P.P. by W.D.

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Wonder Movies

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on May 26, 2009

A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each “movie” is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight.

Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad
(Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).

M. M.

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on May 7, 2009

A pair of Mickey Mouse books from the early 1930s.

Mickey, chercheur d’or [Paris] : Hachette, [©1931]
whose endpapers advertise the adventures of the fellow on film and in the local newspaper.

AND

Mickey Mouse movie stories. Philadelphia, David McKay Co. [©1931]
contains comic strips and images of Mickey and Minnie at the bottom of every page, so that the reader can flip the pages and create miniature “movies”.

But the most charming attribute of this copy is the owner’s inscription:

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