The Cabbage Patch Fairy

La Fée aux choux

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  • Alice Guy
  • France
  • 1900, 1 min
Color: Black and white
Language: Silent

The story is based on a French folk belief that boys are born in cabbage-patches and girls among the roses. The cabbage fairy pulls little boys under from underneath heads of cabbage and hands them to the happy parents.

The film was long erroneously thought to have been made by Ferdinand Zecca. It is probably the first narrative film that Alice Guy shot for Gaumont, sometime between 1897-1900 (the precise date is unknown). The fairy was portrayed by her friend and later secretary Yvonne Mugnier-Serand.

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Gaumont Pathé Archives 
Agnès Bertola
24, rue du Dr. Bauer – 93400 Saint-Ouen

Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Audiovisual Heritage Day


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