Merci à Beth Ann Gallagher de sa brillante démonstration de l’usurpation de ma photo sur Internet, analyse visible dans son blog.
That’s Not Musidora! A Case of Mistaken Identity Compounded by Tumblr
« Perhaps it’s not unexpected that an actress who’s best remembered for playing a disguised thief suffers from a case of mistaken identity on the internet. In the silent film Les Vampires, Musidora plays Irma Vep, who dons a catsuit for convenience in movement as she commits her crimes. This may be the first cinematic catsuit, and it was followed by many in popular culture. It definitely was the first to have an erotic impact on the public. In a compliment of reverse chronology, Musidora has been called the Brigitte Bardot of her day. Musidora’s catsuit helped whip that fever of appreciation up. Particularly striking are the shots of her navigating the rooftops of Paris. Was she a dream or nightmare about to descend into a home? This most iconic image of her inspired a tribute photography shoot, and thanks to the lack of verification and attribution of images on the net, sites ranging from Tumblr to serious movie blogs to even an academic page accidentally have perpetuated a case of mistaken identity.
One image from this photo shoot appears repeatedly on the net, credited as Musidora:
As soon as I saw it, I knew this photo was not of Musidora. »
Béatrice Tatareau, photographe, Bordeaux
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