Daily Mirror poster 'Fly Nurses a Miniature Doll'

1908-11-13 in United Kingdom
Daily Mirror

Advertising poster entitled 'Fly Nurses a Miniature Doll', produced by 'The Daily Mirror' newspaper to advertise the film 'The Acrobatic Fly' by Percy Smith, printed 13 November 1908. Part of Charles Urban Archive.

'The Acrobatic Fly' (also known as 'The Balancing Bluebottle') is a 1910 British short silent documentary film, directed by F. Percy Smith, featuring close-ups of a housefly secured to the head of a match and juggling objects with its feet. The film, "is one of a series of Smith films on similar subjects around this time," and according to Mark Duguid of the BFI is, "near identical to, though briefer than, a sequence in his 1911 release The Strength and Agility of Insects.

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