Cats in Film-Bell, Book and Candle (1958)

The 1958 film Bell, Book and Candle, which is a reference to the ceremony of excommunication, begins with “Ring the bell, open the book, light the candle,” and ends with “Ring the bell, close the book, quench the candle.” The film features Pyewacket a Siamese and familiar of the lead female character Gillian Holroyd played […]

Cats in 20th Century History (Part 2-Kiddo, Fifi, Whoopsy and Patsy)

As in all man’s endeavors, the cat was destined to accompany him in flight as well. Kiddo, the stray hangar cat, was the first feline to cross the Atlantic in 1910.  Taken aboard the dirigible America at Atlantic City, New Jersey, Kiddo was meant to serve as a good luck charm, to enable the flight to […]

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