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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Monday, November 19, 2007

"first advertisement for cat food"

Not really. The narrator of the clip is just being puckish, and it's irresistable, because he's got a thick French accent. But what he's talking about is this clip by the very early filmmakers Auguste and Louis Lumiere, in which a little girl in a huge sun hat waves a tidbit around for a dark longhaired cat.

The clip is attributed to the turn of the 20th century; for a moment, a little girl and her pet, both long gone now, are alive and happy in the sun, as if there were no difference between yesterday and tomorrow.

1 comment:

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Loved the clip, especially where the kittie put one paw on the little girls arm. They obviously loved each other very much.