Friday, May 04, 2007

Oh Crazy Times in Wikiland

I am having a birthday party tomorrow, so I was reading about Tootles (one of Peter Pan's "Lost Boys") on Wikipedia. Which led to reading about Wendy Darling, which led to reading about Peter Pan Syndrome which led to reading about The Catcher in the Rye, which led to reading about banned books which led to reading about Josephine Mutzenbacher - The Life Story of a Viennese Whore, as Told by Herself the best selling pornographic novel of all time. The novel is famous in the German-speaking world, having been in print in both German and English for over 100 years. This I would normally just surf by, but it was probably written by Felix Salten. Felix Salten it turns out also wrote the books, "Bambi, A Life in the Woods", "Perri" and "The Hound of Florence" which inspired the Disney films Bambi, Perri and The Shaggy Dog.

The Jewish Museum of Vienna displayed an exhibit at the Palais Eskeles called "Felix Salten: From Josephine Mutzenbacher to Bambi" where the life and work of Felix Salten was on display, which ran from December 2006 to March 2007. Austrian State Parliament Delegate Elisabeth Vitouch appeared for the opening of the exhibit at Jewish Museum Vienna and declared: “Everyone knows Bambi and Josefine Mutzenbacher even today, but the author Felix Salten is today to a large extent forgotten.

It is crazy to me that Felix Salten's books inspired 5 Disney movies and 11 pornos.

1 comment:

Schildkröte said...

Let us preach the good news of Felix to all whom have ears to hear and eyes to see