Hey Vicky and Eddie Lovers! I just found a copy of Charles Bryant’s 1923 silent film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Salome!
This is the film that, according to rumours Vito Russo heard, was performed by an entirely homosexual cast. I don’t know if that is true; however, it is still a beautiful adaptation that uses dance to convey the ideas developed by both Oscar Wilde’s words and Aubrey Beardsley’s iconic drawings for the 1894 Bodley Head book.
I found myself exploring this lovely publisher’s website this morning. In addition to books of cultural history and biography from the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, Victorian Secrets.
Victorian Secrets also publishers critical editions of Victorian novels and stories with a full critical apparatus such as Kipling’s The Light That Failed, Braddon’s Henry Dunbar, and Besant’s All Sorts and Conditions of Men. Most of their books are available as Kindle editions and all of them are for sale on Amazon. Their history and biographical works also have a nice focus on Women’s history in the nineteenth century.
Worth a few minutes of your time and even consideration for the next class you are teaching on Vic. Lit. and Culture.
Happy Sunday Vicky and Eddie lovers!