Handmade photo album. 27 photographs and 1 newspaper clipping are mounted on 8 leaves, 3 photographs are loosely inserted. Handwritten lettering on the front cover and captions. 20,5х29 cm. Some tears of the spine and edges, otherwise very good.
Some photographs signed by Korney Chukovsky, Agniia Barto, Lev Kassil, Leonid Grossman, Stepan Shchipachev. This is remarkable evidence of the time when the Soviet literature had a settlement. The album shows a place of residences of the Soviet writers, poets and critics located in Moscow suburb Peredelkino since 1933. The village quickly turned from a cluster of cottages into the unofficial capital of the Soviet cultural life. In different periods, Boris Pasternak, Korney Chukovsky, Ilia Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, Bulat Okudzhava, Bella Akhmadulina, Evgeny Evtushenko and many others lived there. Later some actors joined them, for example, Nikolai
“An inseparable part of Peredelkino landscape” was the children’s writer Chukovsky because he lived there all year round, built the local children’s library at his own expense and held different events for the young readers. The first photographs of the album are evidence of this. Among photographs are pictures of him with actress
Ksenia Kuprina (Kissa Kouprine) who came back to Russia in 1958. Also, photographs of Leonid Grossman, Tatyana Tess, Yury Olesha, Stepan Shchipachev, Leonid Sobolev, Ivan Rakhillo, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Alexander Stein, Agniia Barto and Lev Kassil are included.