Here’s some cool news for J.R.R. Tolkien fans. A recording of Tolkien from a “Hobbit Dinner” he attended in the Netherlands in 1958 has just resurfaced.
Jay Johnstone, co-founder of Legendarium at mymiddleearth.com, discovered the tape’s existence and that it was in the possession of Tolkien fan René van Rossenberg, who owns a Lord of the Rings shop. I don’t doubt there were riddles told and the words “my precious” were used because von Rossberg is allowing the tape to be remastered and we’ll all get to hear it later this year.
The tape contains a recording of Tolkien explaining the meaning of The Lord Of The Rings, reciting a poem in Elvish, and more. Thankfully a preview is avaialble in the video after the break…
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