The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and.
Rarebit fiend. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp. Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. It was produced by the edison studios about 1908. Directed by wallace mccutcheon edwin s.
Dreams of the rarebit fiend. The rarebit fiend has a habit of eating toasted cheese before going to bed and consistently wakes up from a nightmare at the end of each piece. The fiend was played by john p. Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend.
Size 100 source 78 usercleaned thomas andreae usermetadataentered brian fritz usertransferred. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. The edison military band performed a piece called dream of the rarebit fiend on an edison cylinder edison 9585 in 1907 written by thomas w. The pet not rated 11min animation short 26 september 1921 usa after eating a rarebit a man has an odd dream in which his wife takes in a strange looking animal that eats everything in sight and keeps growing until it threatens the entire city.
Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend. There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the.