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Reel Number: 250049-08
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1947,1940s
TC Begins: 00:31:17
TC Ends: 00:40:30
Post-WWII - 1947 ca, Moscow Stock Shots: Buildings & Street Scenes View of Red Square w/ star on top of Spassklaya tower on Kremlin wall. Scenic shots of buildings, river, traffic on highway passing Kremlin; onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. School group walking across Red Square; scattered people on gray day. 00:32:45 Cars parked, traffic along square; policeman directing traffic. 00:33:15 Ext of Lenin’s Tomb w/ people waiting, Honor Guards. CU of towers of St. Basil’s & statue of Dmitry Pozharsky & Kuzman Minin. CUs. 00:34:00 Soldiers march to Lenin’s Tomb past waiting visitors. LS of St. Basil’s. Shots from outside Kremlin Wall. Onion domed churches of Kremlin. 00:34:46 View between old buildings w/ round towers looking towards churches of Kremlin, traffic passing. 00:34:56 Large building w/ ten pseudo-columns across base. Large ten-story square building, cars parked in square. Another ornate 19th Century building; electric buses past. Large 20th Century building w/ globe ornamentation on 3rd floor. CU w/ CCCP above it. 00:35:35 Tourists in street w/ Bolshoi Ballet Theater behind them. MCU; Cu of statue. 00:35:50 People past entrance to Hotel Metropole. City traffic pedestrians, trollies, electric buses, people at newspaper kiosk. Pedestrians; onto buses. Women tram / trolley operator. 00:36:53 MCU woman in newspaper kiosk, CU newspapers spread in front, poster of Stalin. Woman flower seller w/ bouquet. Woman & balloons. Pedestrians past department store windows; CU dresses, coats, hats. Canned food stacked, bottles of liquor. 00:37:56 Photographs of military officers w/ medals in window, people looking at them. 00:38:05 Window of food store display, CU. Pedestrians. 00:38:22 Int. subway, escalators. Train platform, rush hour, train arrives & leaves. 00:39:18 MCU & CU of Russian Orthodox Priest posing. Sits down beneath painting & next to model of church (casting?). MCU w/ jeweled pin on head scarf. 00:39:51 High angle of large Moscow intersection & 19th century building opposite. Other high angles of buildings of Moscow. Newsreel cameramen. (edge decomposition damage but could be re-sized.) Communist Daily Life; 1940s; 1950s; Moscow Stock Shots; Cold War; NOTE: Though this is sourced as two reels in Washington it, or a portion, is provided for price of one by Footage Farm.
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