One of Dad’s stories was about his older brother, Tony. Tony worked as a guide for Intourist, which was the official state travel agency founded by Joseph Stalin and staffed by the Soviet secret police. Suffice it to say that this was not a good place to work.
When the American actress, Helen Hayes, came to the Soviet Union, Tony was her tour guide. Dad said so. In true Dad fashion, he wrote to Ms. Hayes for verification of this story and she did write back to him in 1985.
I found this photo in Dad’s album. Could the woman in the photo be Helen Hayes? This would be somewhere around 1938-1939. What are your thoughts?