The Very First Time Frankenstein Took to the Screen
It’s Wednesday, which means more talk about that classic undead, Frankenstein’s monster.
A few weeks ago we got started with some trivia about the book where it all began, so this week I thought we’d look at the first time this story was put to film. But it wasn’t where you might believe.
Edison (yeah, Thomas Edison, the light bulb guy, he did other stuff, too!) Studios made a short film for the movie in 1910, but it was called sacrilegious (as this story often was) and disappeared into the night. It didn’t pop back up again until the 1950s when a private collector found it. Now, due to the wonders of the modern world, you can watch this twelve minute movie right here on Youtube:
Isn’t it great that living in the future means we can also live in the past? Funny thing, time.