• Short Summary

    We see the area and preserved house in Russia where author Leo Tolstoi lived.

  • Description

    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

    Film ID:
    1654.07
    Media URN:
    52276
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:06:00 / 01:14:38:00
    Canister:
    PSP 924

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