When President De Gaulle of France arrives in Mexico City Monday (16 March) he will find the capital city spruced up for his visit.
High Shot traffic around Independence Monument
CU pan up of hotel
CU posters of Mateos & De Gaulle on bldg.
Interior - preparations in press room
CU row of telephone booths
CU sign telephone,pan down to man working on telephone wires
CU telephone operator
CU man wires typewriters & teletypes
MS sign "Mexico-Paris" on teletype
MS Sign "Mexico RCA, New York" on teletype
MS setting up table
CU Mexican president pan to poster of De Gaulle
CU man setting up flags
High shot pan down of Paseo de Reforma
Shots in and around hotel, Independence Monument, National Lottery Building with welcome sign, workmen installing press facilities in hotel, view of parade route on Paseo de la Reforma.
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Background: When President De Gaulle of France arrives in Mexico City Monday (16 March) he will find the capital city spruced up for his visit.
In the center of the decorated with a huge sign welcoming De Gaulle to the city.
Headquarters for the De Gaulle visit will be the swank Hotel Maria Isabel, on the busy Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City's finest street. Outside the hotel, on the Reforma, is the Independence Monument, which will be decorated with a wreath by De Gaulle.
Inside the hotel, workmen spent the week setting up facilities for the large numbers of newsmen who will be covering the French President's visit, which is widely regarded as a rehearsal for De Gaulle's month-long tour of Latin America this fall.
The workmen installed elaborate press facilities, including extra phone and teletype circuits.
Huge pictures are on display in the capital of De Gaulle and of President Mateos, of Mexico, his host.
De Gaulle is expected to press band for Mateos' support for France's new effort to strengthen her political, cultural and economic ties with Latin America.