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Illich family visits the Dolomites, 1937

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1256 | Film ID: 2914
Image

Introduced with Maexie Films logo (drawing of Maexie holding a film camera), "Agfa 1937", and German titles. The Illich family exits a car with their luggage. INTs of a train. Good CUs of Grandfather Fritz and the boys. The family tours the countryside (mountains, farms) by automobile on their tour of the Dolomites (a mountain range in the Alps). They stop in the medieval town of Lienz in Eastern Austria (Tyrol) - shops, bicycles, pedestrians, hotels. They cross the border from Austria to Italy and sightsee by Mercedes car - filming mountains and villages from the window. They stop at lookouts from major peaks in the Italian Dolomites (each introduced with name of peak and elevation). Cars struggle up the mountain, so the family exits and hikes up the road. More mountain views from the car. Returning to the border with an official and cars in queue, and to the town of Lienz with the boys walking towards the camera. More sightseeing - mountains and towns - including Mt. Glockner where the boys and their grandfather stop at the overlook and snack. View of the glacier, Pasterze, and snow. Driving along the beautiful Grossglockner High Alpine Road which opened in August 1935. (ends abruptly)

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:09:56
Event Date
1937
Locale
Italy
Austria
Language
Silent
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yvonne Illich
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