In this film clip, the great Anglo-Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw waxes poetic about I-know-not-what, but it certainly sounded pretty.
Filmed in August 26th, 1928.
An episode from a U.S. Government film series on careers intending to show how deeply fulfilling the life of a librarian could be back in the day when the card catalog was king.
Yeats made these recordings for the wireless in 1932, 1934 and the last on 28 October 1937 when he was 72. He died on January 28 1939. The photograph shows him sitting before the microphone in 1937.
Short biographical documentary of Katherine Mansfield by the Gonzo Girl Filmmakers.
Not too long after this jolly 1914 scene featuring Guillaume Apollinaire and an unidentified friend was filmed, he was off to the French Army recruiting station. While serving in the military during the First World War he was recuperating from wounds in a field hospital when he fell victim to the Spanish flu pandemic and died a few days short of the 1918 Armistice.
An extract from a documentary on F. Scott Fitzgerald, includes interviews with friends and scholars.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the army at Camp Sheridan, courts Zelda Sayre--an Alabamian socialite and high school girl ("Wild as a march hare").