• Short Summary

    Shakespeare's 'Venus and Adonis' is bought for £15,000 by 'Million Dollar' Smith in London.

  • Description

    The original copy of Shakespeare's 'Venus and Adonis' is bought for £15,000 in London. Full title reads: " The £15,000 Book. 'Million Dollar' Smith with the original copy of Shakespeare's 'Venus and Adonis' for which he paid this record price."

    C/U of Smith looking through the pages of 'Venus and Adonis'. He chats to a colleague who is stood next to him. They are both smartly dressed in overcoats and bowler hats. C/U of Smith holding the book up to the camera.

    Note: Film contains pos titles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    204.42
    Media URN:
    21662
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1920
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:34:00 / 01:49:11:00
    Canister:
    G 637

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Million Dollar Smith" is Alexander Smith Cochran, at the time one of the world's richest men.

    The book he'd bought was one of just 4 known surviving original copies of Venus and Adonis.

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