• Short Summary

    George Bernard Shaw interviews Sigismund De Strobl about his sculptures of famous personalities.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Camera Interviews: Strobl, the famous Hungarian Sculptor".

    Strobl's studio, probably in London.

    A look at work of sculptor Sigismund De Strobl, followed by interview of the artist by playwright, George Bernard Shaw.

    C/U of statue of reclining nude. C/U of Strobl. C/U of clay bust of woman Strobl is working on. C/U of model for bust - Lady Londonderry. C/U of bust of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II). Various shots of Strobl working on statuette of Princess on horseback.

    M/S of Strobl and Shaw shaking hands and greeting each other warmly. Shaw jokes about being presence of "greatest living playwright", pointing at a bust of himself. We listen to Strobl and Shaw's comments as we see various shots of busts of famous political and Royal personalities done by Strobl: Marquis of Lonsdale, Lord Londonderry, Lady Astor, Austen Chamberlain (GBS refers to him as "poor Austen"), Sir John Simon and Prince George (Duke of Kent). Shots of busts interspersed with C/Us of Shaw. The two men reminisce about a statue sitting Shaw made for Strobl in Malvern. C/U of statuette of man. Shaw asks Strobl about his studio in Budapest before bidding a hasty farewell and leaving.

    Note: alternative spellings for research purposes - Austin Chamberlin.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:07:00 / 01:02:36:00
    PT 384

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