Sunday, July 24, 2011

Origin of the Idol on the Players Handbook Cover?

I wonder if the 1924 silent film The Thief of Bagdad was the inspiration for the idol shown on the 1st edition Players Handbook (perhaps via the 1940 remake). The two idols don't look terribly similar, but in the film a character climbs the idol in order to steal its eye.

1 comment:

  1. I've always assumed so, but I've never read anywhere that says for sure one way or the other.


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