London, August 19, 2005
sister footage to be shown
RARE TV interview with Adolf
Hitler's sister will be screened for
the first time since 1959, having been
found in a hunt for missing
Paula Wolf was filmed talking about her
brother for hour-long ITV documentary
Tyranny: The Years of Adolf Hitler,
which also interviewed his chauffeur
It was rediscovered in ITN's archives
as part an ongoing search for footage by
the British Film Institute (BFI).
It will be screened from November by
the BFI to mark ITV's 50th
Paula Wolf, Hitler's youngest
sister who died in 1960 aged 64, was asked
to share personal stories about her
brother in the documentary.
Directed by Peter Morley, it
also included interviews with Hitler's
associates and fellow employees.
The documentary was discovered by TV
historian Dick Fiddy, who traced footage
to Germany and the US before finding the
full show in London.
It will be shown alongside Shaggy Dog,
an ITV drama by playwright Dennis Potter
that was rediscovered by TV enthusiast
Previously thought destroyed after its
only broadcast in 1968, the 51-minute show
was found earlier this year in the LWT
archive at London's South Bank.
No copies were made of numerous vintage
broadcasts due to the expense of making
early TV recordings.
The BFI conducts an ongoing search for
"lost" footage entitled Missing Believed
archive as much footage as we can, but we
do not have everything," said BFI
spokesman Nick Pearson.
"If people do have original old TV
footage dating back a long way, we are
always interested to hear from them."
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