Edited film produced by BBC is a tour of London, Great Britain, hosted by television personality Valerie Singleton. Distributed by Time-Life.
Legacy Keywords: Tourism ; Cities and towns ; Architecture Great Britain
Local Numbers: HSFA 1994.21.242
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REMC 2 educational film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Three postcards and sixteen letters, 1946-1949, from Hitchcock to John N. Summerson and Dorothy Stroud, who were both on the staff of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. The letters record Hitchcock's impressions of Europe in the summer of 1946 while he was traveling in England to research his book, Early Victorian Architecture in Britain, and document the progress of his research and record his impressions of buildings, geography, food, and hotels. Later letters, when Hitchcock has returned to the United States discuss his own move from Wesleyan University to Smith College.
Biographical / Historical:
Architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher. Died 1987.
Donated 2000 by Dr. Gavin Stamp via Mosette Broderick, the executor of Henry-Russell Hitchcock's estate. Dr. Stamp, architecture professor at Glasgow School of Art, received them from the executors of the estate of Dorothy Stroud; he then turned them over to Broderick to place in the Archives.
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Currently stored in box 1.1.14 . Orig. no. 243-E.
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