The fiend was played by john p.
Rarebit fiend. Rarebit fiend set up a formula which mccay was to use in the better known little nemo. The nightmares vary from the slightly off kilter to the maddeningly surreal. Dreams of the rarebit fiend. For legal reasons he worked under the pen name silas on the comic strip dream of the rarebit fiend.
Edison 1903 dream of a rarebit fiend. A large number of the nemo strips used ideas recycled from rarebit fiend such as the october 31 1907 walking bed episode which was used in the july 26 1908. The rarebit fiend has a habit of eating toasted cheese before going to bed and consistently wakes up from a nightmare at the end of each piece. Adapted from winsor mccays films and comics of the period this film follows the established.
The fiend faces the spectacular mind bending consequences of his free wheeling rarebit binge. The edison military band performed a piece called dream of the rarebit fiend on an edison cylinder edison 9585 in 1907 written by thomas w. It was produced by the edison studios about 1908. 78dream of the rarebit fiendgbia0298104a location usa scanner internet archive python library 199 scanningcenter george blood lp.
There is a later version of this dream on the archive which features animation by the. The piece was likely inspired by porters 1906 film and. Dream of a rarebit fiend usage attribution 30 topics high silents mccay edison this is the earliest version of this story. A prolific artist mccays pioneering early animated films far outshone the work of his contemporaries and set a standard followed by walt disney and was an american cartoonist and animator best known for the comic strip little nemo begun 1905 and the animated cartoon gertie the dinosaur.