What with all the fuss about Alice recently,
I went looking for some answers...
There seemed to be such an abundance of 'Alices' out there.
I became curiouser and curiouser to find the 'real deal'.
The ridgy didge, fair dinkum, true blue original ONE.
I came across a lot of blue dresses
with white aprons and striped stockings,
...and rooms that seemed way too small.
Pivotal to the plot, was always a frantic white rabbit,
and a dangerously large rabbit hole.
Prolific were pink flamingos and grinning cats.
I discovered a lot of pocket watches...
...and odd looking men.
There seemed to be rather a lot of strange Tea Parties, ... very large teapots and cups.
Oops! Sorry...wrong Alice!!
Some people really let "Alice' get under their skin!
above: 1951 - Walt Disney
There have been many filmmakers over the years,
who have taken on the 'Alice' theme.
above: 2010 - Tim burton & Walt Disney
Below: Scenes from the very first silent movie, filmed in 1903.
Click here to see the film if you dare, but be warned...
movie making has come a very long way since this was made.
above: At Last!! THIS IS the 'real' Alice!!
Her last name was 'Liddell',
and this photo was taken in 1859, around the time the famous story was written.
This photo of Alice Liddell was taken in 1932.
Well, Alice, I hope you're proud of yourself. Just look at what you started!