Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Alleged 1933 WPA film of Lovecraft !! Or is it ??

My Forum mate, Arne found this video. Thanks, Arne!

In our discussions at the Forum (see announcement above) we feel there is a stroing lieklyhood this si a clever forgery, but you can be the judge.

WPA was the Works Progress Administration. In the midst of the Great Depression, Roosevelt's administration made jobs that fit a person's natural work talents. Writers and directors were employed to collect folklore and make films and images of notables.

Please view the video and leave a comment as to your impressions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course it is a forgery -- or, rather, it was not intended as a forgery but it certainly is fake. It was made as a promotion for the upcoming Cthulhu movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478126/

Yrs
Martin

Mark Kodak said...

Lovecraft would have been 43. That impersonator does not look 43 to me.

I think it is a promo too.

Anonymous said...

The WPA (Works Progress Administration) wasn't created until 1935, so it couldn't have filmed Lovecraft in 1933. It's just a promo for a movie, but it is rather clever.

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