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Les Aventures d’Alice (1970)

The 2-hour 1970 ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française) production, described in The Annotated Alice 150 as a “burlesque with stunning visual and auditory overlay” has recently been found on YouTube by Adriana Peliano, to whom we give thanks. With English subtitles. Nine-year-old Marie-Véronique Maurin stars as Alice. Adriana says she loves it, calling it… [read full post]

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Fall 2021 Meeting Now Viewable Online!

Yes, all our fabulous Fall 2021 speakers and presentations are now visible on our YouTube channel. Click here for the playlist. (And if you still want more, the earlier Spring 2021 meeting playlist is here.) Thanks to all involved and especially to Alan Tannenbaum for editing, organizing, and posting them.

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Annie Leibovitz’s Wonderland

We all remember the legendary photographer’s fashion spread using Wonderland imagery for the December 2003 Vogue. Her new book, Wonderland, a collection of her fashion photography, will be released by Phaidon on November 17, and not only includes that spread, but the book “was built on it,” according to a review in the New York… [read full post]

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A Dream Come True for Trekkies!

Quick: what, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, is the fastest-growing constructed language in the world? Esperanto? Elvish? No, Klingon! Klingon translations of works of world literature have been published, among which are The Epic of Gilgamesh, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Tao Te Ching, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Little… [read full post]

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NFT of “The Economist” Cover Goes for ….

The “Alice in Wonderland”–themed cover of the September 18–24 issue of The Economist led to an article investigating the weird world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchains. On October 26th the auction of an NFT of that cover raised 99.9 ether, equivalent to nearly $422,000! It will be donated to The Economist Educational Foundation,… [read full post]

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The First Full-Color Alice (A Dutch Translation)

Our sister society in the Netherlands, the Lewis Carroll Genootschap, will be producing a facsimile of the first Dutch Alice, Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland, in 300 numbered copies, bound with dust jacket (72 pages), with essays in English and Dutch. It can be ordered here (€40 +€20 postage to the U.S.), but won’t be… [read full post]

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The Wisdom of Solomon

Peter J. Solomon, that is, whose exhibit “Animals Are Us: Anthropomorphism in Children’s Literature” celebrates his recent, generous donation of material from the Peter and Susan Solomon Collection of Children’s Literature to the newly renovated Houghton Library at Harvard and runs September 1, 2021–January 7, 2022. As he puts it in his introduction, “As I… [read full post]

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Matrix 4: We’ll take the red pill

Of course we all remember Morpheus saying, “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes” from the first Matrix classic film. Well, if… [read full post]

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Through the Philip-Glass

The French company Opéra national du Rhin Ballet will be presenting Alice from Feb. 11-13 (2022) in Mulhouse and Feb. 18-19 in Strasbourg. “With a new score by Philip Glass, a figurehead of American minimalism, choreographers Amir Hosseinpour and Jonathan Lunn reimagine and reinvent Carroll’s fantastical world. Freed from the original narrative, the dancers of… [read full post]

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Take Care of the Pence …

A £5 coin marking the sesquicenTenniel of Through The Looking-Glass has been launched by the Royal Mint to complement one depicting a Wonderland scene released in July. You can get them individually (£13 for monochrome; £20 for colored; £65 for silver; £650 for ¼ oz. gold; £2,440 for 1 oz. gold ) or as a… [read full post]

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