American Actors in Moscow.. (1956)

Film-document №4614 2 parts, Duration: 0:20:30, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Kopalin I.

Operators: Bessarabov I., Krichevskiy A.

Text writers: Ivanov B.


The USA Opera Troupe is performing the opera "Porgy and Bess" in Moscow.

Historical background

Historical. In January 1956 in Moscow arrived American artists. They came from Leningrad, where to put the opera "Porgy and Bess.

Temporary description

Meeting at the Leningrad station American troupe "Everyman Opera", arrived in Moscow on tour. Getting guests with the sights, the Moscow: visit the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Kremlin inspection. American artists on a Christmas tree in the Grand Kremlin Palace, in Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo and Juliet" at the Bolshoi Theater of the USSR. Musical drama composer J. Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" performed "Everyman Opera" Music Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko. American artists are buying records, jewelry. Moscow. Wedding of newlyweds in the Moscow Church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists. Reception in honor of American artists, hosted by the Minister of Culture of the USSR NA Mikhailov. Present: SV coat, OV Lepeshinskaya, GV Alexandrov and others.

Reel №1

Leningrad station platform.

Suitable train.

Our people on the platform.

Out of the car American artists.

At the microphone stands Artist Levern Hetcherson (synchronously).

Gorky Street, Soviet area (with motion).

Guests at the Tretyakov Gallery.

Paintings in the Tretyakov Gallery ..

Grand Theatre (evening).


Guests in the box of the theater.

Scene from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."

Dancer Galina Ulanova.

Applauding spectators and guests.

American artists visiting the monuments of the Kremlin.

Christmas tree in St.

George's Hall.

Children dancing around the Christmas tree.

Guests dance with the children.

George and David - young American actors - at the hands of Santa Claus.

Theater building.

Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Poster "Porgy and Bess."


Among the spectators - U.S. Ambassador Charles Bohlen and his wife, members of the diplomatic corps.

On the scene for American actors.

Welcomes guests Honored Artist conductor Kondrashin.

In response, the acts director Robert Breen.

The audience applauded.

Actors Levern Hetcherson (Porgy), Martha Flowers (Bes), Joseph Ettle (Sporing Life).

Conductor Alexander Smollens.

The scene of the first act.

Reel №2

The scene of the first act.

Final scene.

Bow actors.

Applauding audience.

American actors pass by the Maly Theater.

Guests buy souvenirs: records from Soviet music ring.

American artists and Helen E. Jackson Thigpen in Frunze district registry office marriage register.

Wedding ceremony at the Moscow Church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists.

The restaurant "Metropol".

Reception in honor of American artists.

Minister of Culture of the USSR NA Mikhailov hosts.

And invited guests at the table, dancing, talking.

Among those present at the reception: Deputy Minister of Culture of the USSR SV Caftans, artist O. Lepeshinskaya, directors YA Zawadzki, G. Alexandrov, composer TN Khrennikov, SV Designs and others.