Can you find an example from before 1979 of the "crazy string wall" used in movies and television?
This is the wall or room where a mass of clippings, photos, notes and other things are fastened to the walls in chaotic layers and connected by string or yarn (often red) wrapped around push-pins, tacks, nails, etc. It's kind of a visual representation of hyperlinks. A string link means an idea link or a relationship.
I am specifically looking for examples that use string or yarn! Obsessive shrine examples without the string are interesting but not what I'm after.
Like the Crazywalls tumblr
, the earliest I know of is from 1979 in the BBC miniseries Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
. Can you find one earlier?
TV Tropes has a "String Theory" page
but it's not comprehensive and misses even the above example.
A similar question was asked here
last fall, but it's about crazy walls in general, not just the ones using string, which is what I'm interested in. Similarly, TV Tropes' Room Full of Crazy entry
only barely mentions the specifics of string-festooned rooms.
Last January someone asked here about a name for the process
, which is interesting, but does not offer antedatings
I am aware of the Asian red string of fate
but find no evidence that it has anything to do with this. Likewise, the string used in eruvs and Kabbalism seem unrelated. If you have solid, dated evidence to the contrary for either of these, please post it!