A 1912 Movie About Insect Infidelity-The Cameramans’s Revenge

Wiki: Vladislav Starevich (August 8, 1882 – February 26, 1965), born Władysław Starewicz (Russian: Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Старе́вич), was a Polish stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as his protagonists. (His name can also be spelled Starevitch, Starewich and Starewitch.)
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Yes, you read it right.
The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912, 13 minutes) is about infidelity among the insects, a topic which I dare say has never before or after been attempted on film.

It opens with Mr. Beetle going to town “on business,” to stop at “The Gay Dragonfly,” a burlesque parlor.

He meets a dancer who he takes to a hotel room… the grasshopper at left wanted her too, though, and he’s mad at the beetle’s rudeness.. he’s also got a movie camera!

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