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Great Babies of History
Posted April 09, 2010 to photo album "Great Babies of History"
With Babies in theaters, we take look back on some of the most memorable babies of all time.
Slide 10: Child of Cinema - The baby in Rescued from an Eagle Nest
In 1907, director J. Searle Dawley worked with his cameraman Edwin S. Porter to film Rescued from an Eagle Nest. Shot both in outdoor locations by Fort Lee, as well as in a studio, the film featured a lead performance by D. W. Griffith (who less than a year later would be on the other side of the camera directing.) Griffith plays a woodsman whose baby son is stolen by an eagle. The trick shot was accomplished by using a live baby and stuffed eagle hung by wires. The baby, Jinnie Frazer (the daughter of one the actors), soon became the go-to child for Edison’s studio whenever they needed an infant.