Δευτέρα, 7 Απριλίου 2014

A Sounion flower

Thanks to the courtesy of Nikos Mitrogiannopoulos and the Archive of Amateur Audiovisual Material "of the Anonymous" I have the great pleasure to present today a previously unknown photograph, actually a film frame from a 16 mm family film, belonging to the D. Georgopoulos family collection, resting at the Archive. 

This rare family film frame, dating in the 1930's, is taken in the temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion. 

At the center is Cybele, a well-known Greek actress (1888-1978), offering a flower to her husband George Papandreou (1888-1968), one of the most important Greek politicians of the 20th c., who was later to become Prime-Minister of Greece. 


To the right is their friend Aglaia Georgopoulou. The family film was probably shot by Dimitris Georgopoulos, her husband. 






Mr Mitrogiannopoulos who has watched the film tells us more about the action, esp. what precedes this final instance. This is a silent film (as these family films were back then), but it is obvious the the great actress is reciting something, while Papandreou and her friend Aglaia are watching. When this small 'show' is over, Cybele offers a flower to her husband, G. Papandreou. 

The two couples, the Papandreou and the Georgopouloi, were evidently close friends and used to travel together abroad and in Greece. 




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