tirsdag den 8. februar 2011

"Little Mary O'Connor"

When O'Connor was six, she taught a chicken to walk backwards, and this led to her first experience of being a celebrity. The Pathé News people filmed "Little Mary O'Connor" with her trained chicken, and showed the film around the country.
She said, "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, 1987. (via her...)

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