Monday, October 5, 2009

Video of Anne Frank

This is only loosely related to weddings, but it is a very cool find. The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands is releasing some rare footage of Anne Frank. She's leaning out her window to catch a glimpse of a bride and groom heading off to their wedding.

From the AnneFrank YouTube channel:
July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

Most little girls love pretend and dress-up, so it's no surprise that Anne Frank wanted to see her neighbor in her finest. The bride looks really smart - I love her hat and the trailing bouquet. I wonder what Anne Frank thought? Maybe she pictured herself all grown up with a dapper young man and a trailing bouquet of her own.

Thanks to occasional guest blogger Harriet for the link!


Honeymoon planning advice from Kay: If you're planning to visit Amsterdam, don't miss the Anne Frank house like I did. I'm so, so sad that I didn't get to see it. You can buy advanced tickets online and you won't have to wait in the horrendous lines that form outside the museum.

1 comment:

  1. I remember this, OMG! I think it was on the Anne Frank Remembered documentary, which I watched because for my sixth grade language arts class, I had to do a report on the biography or autobiography of my choice, so I picked Anne Frank. (Incidentally, a girl I used to be friends with chose Courtney Love... sorry, always like to find any excuse to riff on her for that.)


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