Later copy photographic film still image of Babara Hepworth as ‘The Baby’ from the film ‘Rescued by Rover’.
Produced by the Hepworth Manufacturing Company. Directed by Lewin Fitzhamon, 1905
Mounted on black-faced mount card
Image size: 22.5 x 21.0 cms
Overall size: 30.5 x 38.0 cms
‘Rescued by Rover’ – a dramatic tale of kidnap and rescue – was a huge commercial success for Cecil Hepworth’s production company, and was one of the most popular films of the first decade of the century. It starred the Hepworth family en masse -with Cecil Hepworth and his wife, Margaret, as ‘Father’ and ‘Mother’ and their baby daughter Barbara as ‘The Baby’. It also introduced the world to Blair – one of the very first animal film stars, who went on to feature in 5 more films for Cecil Hepworth, as well as having a minor part as ‘dog’ in Alice in Wonderland of 1903.