Smithsonian museum of History and Technology, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1972 Duration:2 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
Helen Hollis, curator of the keyboard section of The Smithsonian Museum of HIstory and Technology, seen during one of her daily lectures. She is seated at an 18th Century English harpsichord in the museum. She,on the harpsichord, accompanied by Robert Sheldon on an 18th Century flute, play a sonata by G.F. Handel. Scene shifts to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Interior view of Opera house, and of the bust of former U.S. President Kennedy. The Hall of nations with numerous flags displayed. Entrance to the Eisenhower Theater. Bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Interior of the Eisenhower Theater. The Kennedy Center viewed from across the Potomac River.A man running over the Memorial Bridge toward Washington, DC, with Arlington House (Robert E. Lee's home) in Arlington Cemetery in the background. (Note: Helen Hollis was author of a book called "The Piano." Prior to joining the Smithsonian staff, she had her own morning radio show in Cleveland, called,"The Helen Hollis Show." She was a child prodigy and later attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music.)
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