Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Red Riding Hood Revealed

I've been puttering around my studio for the last several days working on a project that I hope to show you soon. In the meantime I wanted to give you a couple pictures from a vintage Little Red Riding Hood book that I purchased recently.

The blase expressions in this one crack me up:



I also love her bloomers and the shag-carpeted riverbank.

The second one is quite interesting. Does it look like Grandma is enjoying this a bit too much?



I like to think that the real story of Red Riding Hood might have been that Grandma was involved in a little role-playing game with a gentleman friend when Red walked in, leading to misunderstandings, mayhem and the birth of a masterpiece of children's literature.
What? It's certainly not any more perverse than what wikipedia gives as the original pre-Perrault version of the story. My version just features the amorous relationship between two consenting adults - no cannibalism or interspecies pedophilia here!
oh dear....I hate to see what the search engines will send my way now...



7 Comments:

Blogger Julia Pequlia said...

Those pictures look ripe for lenticularizing!

7:31 PM, June 18, 2008  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

How right you are!
It has a lentograph on the cover, which is what drew me to it.

7:48 PM, June 18, 2008  
Anonymous kirsten said...

You guys use the biggest words on this blog!

And to think I always felt so sorry for poor granny!

11:09 PM, June 18, 2008  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

Whoops, sorry! Didn't mean to be all vocabularically highfalutin (hey, I just learned highfalutin is a real word! I thought it was just used in comic strips. It has a wonderfully lowbrow lowfalutin ring to it).
Anyway, I wrote about my discovery of the word lentograph here, and there's another post where I besmirch the reputation of Granny Riding Hood AND talk about lentographs here.

1:34 AM, June 19, 2008  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

Hi Sweetie!!!!
you have been posting up a storm!!! I must catch up!!! I am loving these pics!
Still in limbo,but facing it with more of a smile now!!!!
JDP

10:18 AM, July 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had this book when I was small child and have been looking for it for years! Can you please email me with the name and author of the book! I would love to find it somewhere! lgonzo64@yahoo.com

Thank you so much! Lindy

7:21 PM, March 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also had this book as a child and have been trying to find it again. It's so nice to see the pictures here. I seem to recall also having one with a little girl-same expression but with long blond hair and a pretty blue dress. I think it was Snow White. I really loved these books! Would you e-mail me as well with the publisher or author? karin64@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks!

10:11 PM, July 02, 2010  

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