Monday, May 25
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Tag: Scarecrow

Disturbing Ephemera: Wizard of Oz Cast Photo, Circa Early 1900s

Disturbing Ephemera: Wizard of Oz Cast Photo, Circa Early 1900s

Ephemera
OK, so maybe it's not all that creepy. But it's odd enough to make you do a double-take I think. Here's a publicity photo of some of the cast from The Wizard of Oz. No, not the Judy Garland movie we all love so much, but a stage production from the early 1900s put on by a group called Jack Singer's Passing Review. The photographer was listed as a Porter of Connellsville, PA on the auction page. Actually now that I think about it, the truly bizarre aspect of this picture is not the Scarecrow or the Tin Woodman, but Dorothy. She looks to be, what, about 35 here?
GFS home movies: Batman: Gotham Knight

GFS home movies: Batman: Gotham Knight

Movies
This is shaping up to be a banner year for Batman.  The Dark Knight comes out next week, and I can't see any way it won't kick ass.  So to whet the appetite of the hardcore Bat-fan, this week marks the release of Batman: Gotham Knight, a direct-to-DVD animated adventure. But rather than being just another animated Bat-film, Gotham Knight is actually an anthology of six short films, all presented with different styles of animation.  Those six short films, and my take on them, are: "Have I Got a Story For You" - A group of young skaters each has seen Batman at various points during the same fight with a criminal that day.  They share their accounts, and with each one Batman takes on a vastly different appearance based on the storyteller's perspective. Of all Bat's incarnations, the