Princess Nicotine (1909)

Comedic short from J. Stuart Blackton and Albert S. Smith that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects. In his Moving Pictures, How They Are Made And Worked (1912), Frederick Arthur Ambros Talbot referred to the film as being “one of the finest trick films made in the United States… mystifying from beginning to end.”

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress
Underlying Work: PD U.S. & PD 70 years | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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