||[Sep. 18th, 2007|07:23 am]
Sad Kermit's Creep.
False eyelashes were invented by the American film director D. W. Griffith while he was making his 1916 epic "Intolerance". Griffith wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks to make her eyes seem larger then life. A wigmaker wove human hair through fine gauze, which was then gummed to Owen's eyelids. "Intolerance" was critically acclaimed but flopped financially, leaving Griffith with huge debts that he might have been able to settle easily if he had thought to patent the eyelashes.
Ahhh, Griffith. ♥ He sacrificed his fortune for the sake of furthering his art.
I don't know much about him. Want to give me a little more info about his awesomeness?
He made nearly 450 short films in five years. He introduced many ideas, including the happy ending and the "last-minute rescue". He directed Birth of a Nation, which was three hours long and the longest (I believe) feature to date. It sparked a lot of controversy, but was such a hit that the price of a ticket was equivalent to one for a broadway show. He made a fuckton of money off it, and used it all to create his next film, "Intolerance"...but although it was a well-made film, it was unsuccessful and he wound up deep in debt as a result.
WOW! This guy sounds totally awesome! I'm gonna read morea bout him. You rock. Thanks love.
Yeah, he was. :D You're welcome~ Only bad thing is that Birth of a Nation accidentally resurrected the Ku Klux Klan. Hehe...oops.
I was wondering why it sounded so familiar.
KKK had been around before that film though..
Right, but it died out into inactivity after the reconstruction period. It started up again as a result of the film.
Hahaha! Hence how you said resurrected. I'm sleepy. I'm going to bed now. ;) Don't mind me.
It's okay. :D I'm going too. Goodnight!
Wow, so drag queens everywhere owe this guy a major debt.
I can't get fake eyelashes on! I've tried sooo hard a few times, but i CAN'T. I might be a doll for halloween this year, and if i am... i'll hafta try again. :-/ i dunno. My eyelashes are kinda crazy-long anyway with mascara... but still. i wanna be able to have SUPER CRAZY LONG lashes!
I'm sure you could find a way to work it. :) Anyone tried to help you with it?
My mother.. but i don't trust her, and i don't trust ANYONE near my eyes (or ears for that matter O.o).