American Lady Buys Castle At Rieti 1962

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    Rieti, Italy.

    Various shots of the exterior of Roccasinibalda Castle in hills 70 miles from Rome. GV. One of the large rooms in the castle with sun beaming through windows. Various shots of Mrs Caresse Crosby, rich American woman who bought the castle, being carried through the grounds in a sedan chair by two oriental clad men. MS. & CU. Mrs Crosby speaks in Italian and says how she intends to promote the arts by letting parts of the castle to artists and writers. MS. Mrs Crosby being carried into castle. Various shots of a painter working at the easel in the ground. She says she hopes to improve by working in the castle. MS. Girl with blonde hair walks down stairs and disappears - she must be the resident ghost. MS. Interview with 'ghost' girl who says she likes the castle because she has her freedom there. Elevated view of little old houses near the castle. MS. Two men who live in one of the houses say that they like the lady in the castle and what she is doing.

    (Comb. F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 26/10/1962. Italian voiceover.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    78704
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2643.17
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:30:00 / 01:40:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 3728 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 3728 E
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  • "Roccasinibalda Castle" - the building's correct Italian name is Castellodi Rocca Sinibalda.

    jamied 12th Oct 2012

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