• Short Summary

    MR. FERENCZ HORVATH, A 56-YEAR-OLD HUNGARIAN, HAS JUST COMPLETED TEN YEARS LIVING IN HYDE PARK?

  • Description


    PARK LANE; HORVATH WAKING UP IN THE HYDE PARK SHELTER; TAKING NEWSPAPER AND FLOWER OUT OF REFUSE BASKET; COOKING BREAKFAST; WASHING HIMSELF AT THE PARK FOUNTAIN; WALING THROUGH LONDON STREETS PARK LANE, WHITEHALL; PALL MALL, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, DOWNING STREET, SOHO AND BERWICK MARKET; COOKING EVENING MEAL, READING AND THEN GOING TO SLEEP ON HIS PARK SEAT.




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    Background: MR. FERENCZ HORVATH, A 56-YEAR-OLD HUNGARIAN, HAS JUST COMPLETED TEN YEARS LIVING IN HYDE PARK IN LONDON, EVER SINCE HE CAME TO ENGLAND IN 1948, HIS HOME HAS BEEN A SMALL CIRCULAR PUBLIC SHELTER; HIS BED A HAND WOODEN SEAT. MANY OF THE MATERIAL THINGS OF LIFE HE CONSIDERS WORTHLESS.

    HE HAS CHOSEN TO LIVE IN THE OPEN AIR, JUST NEXT TO FASHIONABLE PARK LANE, WITHOUT THE WORRIES OF RENT, INCOME TAX OR THE DEVALUATION OF THE POUND.. HE LIVES MAINLY ON THE MONEY AND FOOD THAT PEOPLE GIVE HIM AND SAYS THAT HE HAS NEVER HAD A JOB.

    MR. HORVATH LIKES LONDON MORE THAN BUDAPEST BECAUSE, HE SAYS, THE BRITISH CAPITAL IS WARMER IN WINTER. BUT, HE ADDS: "COLD WEATHER OR WARM, IT'S ALL THE SAME".

    EVERY DAY HE WALKS FOR MILES THROUGH THE LONDON STREETS TO WHITEHALL, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, SOHO AND MANY OTHER PLACES. HE COMES HOME TO THE SHELTER TO COOK HIS MEALS OVER A SMALL SPIRIT STOVE IN A BISCUIT TIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACT7HMDW1FBA2KAIZE9HWTOE3G
    Media URN:
    VLVACT7HMDW1FBA2KAIZE9HWTOE3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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