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Offline William-Kentucky

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 05:24:12 AM »
As of today (12 Nov. 09), the following is still valid:  access Youtube; search "tsar nicholas II denmark"; locate link entitled "Tsar Nicholas II in Denmark 1901"

The clip is slightly less than a minute (0:56), but it shows members of the Russian, Danish, and British royal families at a an official function (perhaps an arrival?) in Denmark (probably in/near Copenhagen); among them:

Dowager Empress Marie, Empress Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II, Queen Alexandra (?), and Crown Princess Louise of Denmark with two of her daughters (?).

Unfortunately, most of the clip is in long- or medium-shot; still, if you replay it, you can finally identify most of the people in it.

Good luck!

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 08:06:47 AM »
Paul Gilbert recently posted this video clip, which seems to be the same as one of those discussed earlier in this thread.

However, since the earlier links no longer work, perhaps this one will come in handy.

Members of the Russian Imperial family join members of the Danish, Greek and British royal houses at Bernstoff Castle, Denmark in 1899.
http://www.angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/blog/index.blog/1439530/the-russian-imperial-family-in-denmark-1899/
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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 11:58:06 AM »
This awesome, thanks Inok!

I watched it several times because I wanted to focus on what each of them were doing. Is it possible that the little girl over to the far right (I see at least three young girls) is Olga N? Kind of looks like her and it makes sense since she would have been 3 or 4 at the time. Of course if she was there I would expect so was (roughly) two year old Tatiana.

Also do we know exactly when in 1899 this visit to Denmark was? I can't place it for some reason. Judging from their clothing it looks like it must have been spring or fall, no? But it doesn't look to me that the Empress Alexandra is pregnant which she would have been, noticeably, with Marie in the spring of that year.
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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 03:23:02 PM »
Sure does  look like Olga Nikolaievna as edubs notes. And the apparent age is just right.

The whole scene is very appealing, with Nicholas looking very young and energetic and relaxed. The young boy in the sailor suit,about age 10-12, also looks strikingly like GD Michael Alexandrovich at the same age. In fact except for the obvious chronological impossibility , i thought it was he.
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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2012, 06:27:24 PM »
I too assumed the little girl to the right must be Olga.  I was touched to see Alexandra bend over the kiss the little girl (Olga?)on the side of her head in a very loving way.   A rare window into the real Alexandra. 

Can anyone venture a guess as to who the little girl is that MF affectionately played with her hair? 

Thanks for the great clip Inok!  I love to watch the IF in these clips.   So much more intimate than still photos.

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2012, 08:33:48 PM »
Yes, that little girl is Olga. They were going to be posing for a photo-- I've seen one or two from the session but I don't seem to have saved them.

I'm curious as well about the little girl MF touched.

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2012, 09:10:19 PM »
I watched it several times because I wanted to focus on what each of them were doing.

So did I. : )

I thought I had bookmarked a Youtube video a while ago, but I don't seem to have the link. I remember one with NII, AF and MF walking - maybe with the Danish family, but I can't remember, exactly. MF and AF appeared to be talking. It was a short video - maybe only less than half a minute. Perhaps someone knows the one?

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
Yes, that little girl is Olga. They were going to be posing for a photo-- I've seen one or two from the session but I don't seem to have saved them.

I'm curious as well about the little girl MF touched.

The little girl MF caressed was Princess Irina, GD Xenia's daughter.





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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 06:24:08 PM »
The little girl MF caressed was Princess Irina, GD Xenia's daughter.

Ah, makes sense. Thank you.

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2017, 02:04:18 PM »
Do we have her voice recorded somewhere perhaps? I'd love to hear it!
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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2017, 03:39:49 PM »
There are no known audio recordings of MF. We do know she had a gramophone and that Nicholas and the children recorded their voices for her, but those recordings probably no longer exist. We have no evidence MF recorded her voice, but it could have been possible. Nothing has ever been found nor reference made to it.

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Re: Film footage of Marie Feodorovna?
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2017, 01:51:44 PM »
Thank you, I wonder if the old archives of the USSR may have some surprises left yet to be discovered. Somehow watching Edward the King I always feel so close to all those close related royals, and Marie is my favourite!
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