Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Soviet Theater... in Slough, 1939


I found this booklet, published in Moscow in 1939, which seems to have belonged (from the slip still inside) to the Slough "RUSSIA TO-DAY" Society.
The author writes a sufficiently hyperbolic introduction on the first page:
Seven hundred and ninety theaters... Imagine for a moment that you are looking at a large map of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What a forest of red it would make if a flag marked every spot where there is a theater. How it would blaze with light if they were represented by seven hundred and ninety electric bulbs...

1 comment:

Nancy Campbell said...

I love the 'always'. Have you tried them yet? The offices are probably a blaze of rusty staples by now ...