Madrid-born matador Angel Teruel triumphed Sunday (17 Oct 1971)--opening day in Lima Peru's Plaza de Acho, the oldest bullring in the Western Hemisphere.
ROLL NUMBER #1. CAMERA #1. 100 FT **ASA--NORMAL**
MCU Two horsemen pick up traditional keys to bull corrals
LS Toreadores entry into bullring
MCU Flags atop bullring during national anthem
MLS Bull topples horse of picadore trying to lance and weaken shoulder muscles so bull's head can't be lifted to hook matador
MCU Bull rushes thru gate into ring
CU Bull's head
MCU Banderillero sticks banderillas into bull's shoulder
MCU Matador Antonio Lomelin, passes with bull (Lomelin, Mexican)
MCU Lomelin kills bull
CU Fan with binoculars
CU Press photographer shoots into ring from barrier fence
MCU Jose Luis Galloso, 18-yr-old Spanish bullfighter
CU Girl applauding
MS Galloso kills bull
MS Dead bull dragged from ring
ROLL #2. CAMERA #1. 100FT: **NOTE***ROLL #2. PUSH THREE (3) STOPS********
MCU Crowd's favorite, Matador Angel Teruel, making passes w bull
LS More passes by Teruel, Spanish bullfighter.
MCU Passes by Teruel (with applause and bullfight music.
CU Girl fan
MCU Crowd cutaway
CU Following Teruel making round of ring, awarded one ear, for performance with bull described first part Roll #2, taking grand applause, thrown roses by admirers. (This only ear all afternoon).
MCU Bull rams, lifts and throws over picadore's horse.
CU Girl bullfight fan
MS Bull alone, waiting
MCU Cutaway, matadores' aides waiting behind wooden barrier.
CU Girl admirer
CU Another girl
CU Man's face
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CU Back of auxiliary matador waiting behind barrier.
Cutaways, Bullfight crowd, Bullring walkways around outside, Bullring exterior and plaza in front with nearby church tower, vendors selling banderilleras-pennants-bull figures, restaurant on bullring plaza.
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LS Crowd in Bullring stands from overhead
MLS Picadore from horse, lancing bull's shoulder muscles
MLS Jose Luis Galloso, passes with bull
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Background: Madrid-born matador Angel Teruel triumphed Sunday (17 Oct 1971)--opening day in Lima Peru's Plaza de Acho, the oldest bullring in the Western Hemisphere.
Teruel was awarded an near from his second bull, then toured the ring to the grand applause and showers of roses from the fans attending the opening of Lima's bullfight season.
Teruel, who has had some of his best performances in Lima, received the only ear awarded this first afternoon. The two other toreadores on the program were Mexico-born Antonio Lomelin, who has made his name in Spanish bullrings, and the 18-year-old Spanish fighter Jose Luis Galloso, in his first year as a professional bullfighter.
Thousands of spectators crowded the grandstand of Plaza de Acho, built in 1766, during Lima's days as prosperous capital of the Spanish empire's power in Latin America.
Lima bullfights always draw capacity crowds. But this year has special status being the silver (25th) anniversary of the Lima festival, "Christ of the Miracles." Inaugurated in 1964, the festival is now the best known fight in the Americas and among the top rank of the world bullfight season.
The bullfight fans themselves add to the colorful pageantry of the afternoon of combat. At one extreme are the shoeshine boys who may have managed to get into the stands for nothing. Then, the laborers in the $3- and $5-seats some twenty rows up in the stands. And finally, these of high society, showing off themselves and their high fashion garb from ringside seats that go for as much as $27 an afternoon.
With his opening day success, Teruel became a strong contender for a third straight "Scapular of Gold," the award which goes to the best matador of the Lima season's eight afternoons of bullfighting.
The 23-year-old Teruel is the only bullfighter in the Lima festival's history to win two consecutive years. He was judged the series' best in 1969 and 1970.
However, Teruel's string of successes in Lima is under threat this year from no less than Luis Miguel Dominguin, one of Spain's most experienced and distinguished bullfighters. Dominguin, who will be 45 in December, returned to the bullfight circuit this year after 10 years in retirement. He won the "Scapular of Gold" in 1952 and will appear on the Lima festival's program later this season.
Other matadores to appear in Lima this year are four Spaniards--Sebastian Palomo "Linares," Miguel Marquez, Jose Luis Parada and Antonio Jose Galan; and two Peruvians, Daniel Palomino and Marcos Mendez.
Municipal authorities have taken special measures this year to prevent any irregularities which have occurred in past years. The security work is coordinated through the crime laboratory of the Peruvian Investigative Police (PIP), a national crime-prevention force equivalent to the FBI and Scotland Yard.
The bulls will be tested before the fights for evidence of tranquilizer or stimulant drugs. The animals will be kept under 24-hour police guard while in the bullring corrals. These drastic measures and the threat of severe penalties are designed to prevent any tampering which could weaken the strength and fight of the bulls.
Past frauds have involved blows to bruise the animal's flank muscles, tiring the bull with heavy sacks of wet sand before a fight, filing the horn tips to the quick making the animal reluctant to charge, and working lime (caustic soda) into the hooves to slow the bulls' movements.
In addition, municipal authorities have raised the minimum weight for bulls this year, requiring they be at least 450 kilograms (990 lbs), as compared to the minimum of 435 kilograms in Spanish bullfights. The actual weight of the bulls on the first afternoon's program ranged up to 550 kilos (12,100 lbs) and 600 kilos (13,200 lbs.)