What did Dodie Smith write?

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Dorothy Gladys “Dodie” Smith (3 May 1896 – 24 November 1990) was an English novelist and playwright. She is best known for writing the children’s novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956). Other works include I Capture the Castle (1948), and The Starlight Barking (1967).

Is Dodie Smith still alive?

Deceased (1896–1990)
Dodie Smith/Living or Deceased

What inspired Dodie Smith to write 101 Dalmatians?

Pongo, the canine protagonist of The Hundred and One Dalmatians, was named after Smith’s own pet Dalmatian, the first of nine. Smith got the idea for her novel when a friend remarked at her own Dalmatians, “Those dogs would make a lovely fur coat!” The scene where Mr.

Where was Dodie Smith born?

Whitefield, United Kingdom
Dodie Smith/Place of birth

Is Cruella a real name?

The name Cruella is primarily a female name of English origin that means Evil, Cruel. Name created for Cruella De Vil, the fictional villian of the novel “The Hundred and One Dalmatians” by British author Dodie Smith. The novel was later made into a Disney film titled 101 Dalmatians.

How old is Dodie Smith?

94 years (1896–1990)
Dodie Smith/Age at death

Why is Cruella evil?

She is an eccentric, fashion-obsessed heiress who wishes to use the skins of 99 Dalmatian puppies to create a spotted fur coat. Regarded as a “witch” and “devil woman”, Cruella’s infatuation with furs drives her to murderous insanity. She commits immoral acts to satisfy her mania, such as kidnapping and slaughter.

How old is Cruella De Vil?

In 2002, Forbes ranked Disney’s Cruella as the thirteenth wealthiest fiction character, citing the single 65-year-old has a net worth of $875 million, obtained through inheritance. She was also listed as the 39th greatest villain in American cinema in AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains.

Do they hurt the dogs in Cruella?

Not only does Cruella *not* kill (or skin) any Dalmatians in this film, she ends up with the Baroness’s Dalmatians by the end of the film, because she has trained them to follow her commands instead of those of her archnemesis. Therefore no Dalmatians — and no dogs at all — are harmed in the film.

Where did Dodie Smith live as a child?

Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester (her memoir is titled “A Childhood in Manchester”). She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London.

What was the name of Dodie Smith’s first book?

1 Looking Forward (1933), based on Service 2 Autumn Crocus (1934) 3 Call It a Day (1937) 4 Dear Octopus (1943) 5 The First Day of Spring (1956), based on Call It a Day 6 One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) 7 101 Dalmatians (1996) 8 102 Dalmatians (2000) 9 I Capture the Castle (2003)

Where can I find Dodie Smith’s personal papers?

Dodie’s personal papers are archived i Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and include manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and her correspondence with esteemed literary friends, such as Christopher Isherwood and John Gielgud. . . . . . . . . . .

When did Dodie Smith start her acting career?

In 1914 Dodie entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Her first role came in Arthur Wing Pinero’s play Playgoers. Other roles after RADA included a Chinese girl in Mr. Wu, a parlor maid in Ye Gods, and a young mother in Niobe, which was directed by Basil Dean, who would later buy her play Autumn Crocus.