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    Titles read: 'IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF TOLSTOI [sic].

    Russia.

    Archive footage of the famous author and philosopher Leo Tolstoy walking in a garden with a woman (his wife?) - he has a long beard and looks very old. Commentator talks of it being just over 25 years since Tolstoy died.

    Present day footage of the house and grounds at Yasnay Polyana near Toula, where Tolstoy was born and spend most of his life. It is now a memorial. Shots inside the house show all the rooms preserved exactly as Tolstoy left them. We see the desk where he wrote most of his books.

    Shots of two old men and an old woman - friends and relatives of the writer who look after the house to keep his memory alive.

    Item ends with another archive shot of Tolstoy in the garden.

    Note: although titles read 'Tolstoi', the more usual spelling is Tolstoy.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52276
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1654.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:06:00 / 01:14:38:00
    Canister:
    PSP 924
    Sort Number:
    PSP 924
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    09. The Giant gems
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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