Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Flannery O'Connor and the only chicken in the world that walks backwards

DO YOU REVERSE? (Click the pic to view the film!)

"When I was six I had a chicken that walked backward and was in the Pathe News. I was in it too with the chicken. I was just there to assist the chicken but it was the high point in my life. Everything since has been anticlimax.”

Rosemary M. Magee, Conversations with Flannery O'Connor. Atlanta, 1987, p. 38.


Elizabeth McCracken said...

Really? Is it really her? This may be the best thing ever.

Don Share said...

According to the folks at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home... it is!

Geof Huth said...

Well, the narrator clearly called her "Mary," but they probably considered "Flannery" too outré to mention aloud. Certainly, there was enough of a shot of the girl to confirm it was FO'C herself. Thanks for the find.


Joelle Biele said...

This is SO GREAT! Thanks so much for it!