This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Frankenstein-Rensselaer connection: a challenge

Below is an early silent film, Frankenstein. It was made in 1910 by Edison Studios and for many years was thought to be lost.

(Here is a link to another site where the coloring is different.)

Believe it or not, there is an important Rensselaer connection to this film. Can you find it?

(I was surprised by how quickly the answer was given in comments both here and on Facebook. The actor playing Dr. Frankenstein was Augustus Phillips who was born in Rensselaer.)

2 comments:

Sean Cawby said...

Augustus Phillips, who played Victor Frankenstein in this production, was born in Rensselaer in 1874.

Jasper County Historical Society said...

What a find! Another famous Rensselaerian. Do you know where he is buried?