Published: 25th January 2021
#ThrowBackToday: When the movie 101 Dalmatians premiered on the big screen, delighting one and all
In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when the film 101 Dalmations released and how it became a hit worldwide. Also remembering the English novelist and essayist Virginia Woolf. Read on...
You might have a 100 problems, but 101 Dalmatians ain't one. And why would they be? Imagine having a house full of 101 dogs! The first time such an audacious wish came true was when the movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians released in theatres on January 25, 1961. Modelled along the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians written by children's writer Dodie Smith, this animated movie was released by none other than Disney! From the litter of puppies, there were a few memorable ones like the always-hungry Rolly and Dipstick, the one with the spotted tail and how can we forget Patch, the noisiest of them all!
101 Dalmations also gave us the most fierce femme fatale there ever was, Cruella De Vil. The antagonist known for her hair that's white on one side and black on another is after the puppies' life because she fancies herself a new fur coat.
Writer of for ages
A Room of One's Own, Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse — the world would have been devoid of these masterpieces if it wasn't for Virginia Woolf, born on this day in the year 1882. The English writer's essays on women's writing and politics of power continues to make a significant impact on our consciousness. On this day, we remember her touching quote about pre-loved books — “Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”