Elle Fanning

(Last Updated On March 7, 2018)

Today is the 13th birthday of child actress Elle Fanning.  This also happens to be the 100th post at Pigtails in Paint, and so it’s only natural it be a celebratory post.  Elle is the younger sister of another child actress, Dakota Fanning, and has played younger versions of Dakota’s characters at least twice (in Stephen Spielberg Presents: Taken and I Am Sam.)   She also has a strong connection to one of my favorite girl-oriented books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, through her wonderful film Phoebe in Wonderland.


Screen cap from ‘I Am Sam’


Screen cap from ‘Door in the Floor’ (detail)


Screen cap from ‘Daddy Day Care’


‘Phoebe in Wonderland’ Promo


Screen cap from ‘Phoebe in Wonderland’ (1)

One of the most heartbreaking scenes from Phoebe in Wonderland is this scene, where Phoebe breaks down after confessing to her mother that she can’t stop hurting herself:


Screen cap from ‘Phoebe in Wonderland’ (2)


Screen cap from ‘Phoebe in Wonderland’ (3)


Douglas Kirkland – ‘Somewhere’ photo shoot (1)


Douglas Kirkland – ‘Somewhere’ photo shoot (2)


Kenneth Cappello – ‘Elle Fanning in Wonderland’ magazine


Sam Jones – Elle Fanning


Fish and Chups – Join the Tea Party


XXLights – Imagination


Poppe Mieke – You Like Me?


Mohammad Mirzaee – So Close

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Vintage Postcards, Series 8

(Last Updated On February 16, 2017)


From May. on April 12, 2011
hey~ I really love your website and these postcards
may I move them to my album and I will write down your website address in my album :)
my album address:

From pipstarr72 on April 12, 2011
Sure, go ahead. I’m glad you enjoy the site. It’s really starting to take off now.

Eye on Alice: The Covers, Batch 1

(Last Updated On June 14, 2018)

This month’s edition of ‘Eye on Alice’ is dedicated to early covers for the book. The original artist was of course John Tenniel, who worked closely with Lewis Carroll to get the illustrations just right (not without some friction between the proud illustrator and the fastidious Carroll.) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of very few works–along with the Holy Bible and the works of Shakespeare–that has never been out of print since it’s original print run, and it is the only children’s book I know of that holds this distinction. During illustration’s golden age nearly every children’s book illustrator of reknown tackled the book, including Arthur Rackham, Bessie Pease Gutman, Jessie Wilcox Smith and Will Pogany.

A colorized version of John Tenniel’s cover:


John Tenniel – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (cover)

E. Gertrude Thomson, a friend of Carroll’s, did the cover for the first edition of The Nursery Alice, a version of the book Carroll created for younger children:


E. Gertrude Thomson – The Nursery Alice (first edition cover)


Artist Unknown – Alice in Wonderland (cover)


Arthur Rackham – Alice in Wonderland (cover)


Mabel Lucie Attwell – Alice in Wonderland (cover)


Milo Winter – Alice in Wonderland (cover) (1916)


Mervyn Peake – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Vojtěch Kubašta – Alice in Wonderland (cover) (1960s)


Tove Jansson – Alice in Wonderland (cover)

One of the earliest books dedicated to the various artists and illustrators of Alice in Wonderland was this one, edited by Graham Ovenden, an accomplished artist in his own right, and published in 1972 (I’m not sure who designed the cover for this):


Artist unknown – The Illustrators of Alice (cover) (1972)

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Mervyn Peake, Centenary Year, 2011

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