• Short Summary

    'Ladies Day' at the bull-fights of Labastine D'Armagnac, Landes, France, was filmed by VISNEWS June 21 during the annual city fair.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. Cow in centre of arena.
    0.03

    2.
    MLV. Cow running to 2 men. Football kicked by men and they scramble over fence.
    0.09

    3.
    LV. "Football" - cow and men moving, with ball sent way down field.
    0.12

    4.
    LV. Men kicking ball towards cow.
    0.15

    5.
    LV. Group of men jumping and yelling at cow - whip to cow coming forward with rush to them - men scramble over fence.
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    6.
    MV. Crowd.
    0.24

    7.
    LV. Cow racing after man who jumps fence.
    0.31

    8.
    CV. Section of crowd.
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    9.
    LV. Cow chases man and knocks him to the ground, then chases another.
    0.39

    10.
    LV. Cow and man with "cloak" as "matador".
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    11.
    CLOSER V.Cow knocks "matador" to ground.
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    12.
    CU. Spectator.
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    13.
    MLV. Man over fence as cow comes at him.
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    14.
    CV. Cow moving along.
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    15.
    MLV. Man encouraging cow by jumping up and down, then side-stepping as it comes at him.
    0.55

    16.
    MLV. Crowd.
    0.57

    17.
    MLV. Man encouraging cow by jumping up and down, then side-stepping as it comes at him.
    1.02

    18.
    CV. Section of crowd.
    1.04

    19.
    MLV. 2 men - one holding cow's horn, the other his tail - "ring-a-ring-of roses", then cow held by tail only pulling.
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    20.
    LV. Cow gets away from tail holding and away down arena from camera.
    1.22



    Initials TDH/JF/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 'Ladies Day' at the bull-fights of Labastine D'Armagnac, Landes, France, was filmed by VISNEWS June 21 during the annual city fair. Not so docile Cows were used in place of the usual ferocious bulls.

    Crowds thronged the small arena to watch local 'bravos' pit their skill against the 'ferocious' charges of the tormented bovine.

    Other 'playful' games of chance included a football 'match' with the poor bewildered cow as centre-forward. Rosettes were tied to its horns, and prizes were offered to the 'daring' torero snatching the greatest amount.

    A great laugh was given to the enthusiastic crowd when two 'bravos' linked hands with the cow's tail and played 'ring-a-ring-of-roses'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA381LF2HTX6L80S94VNFWN5TWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA381LF2HTX6L80S94VNFWN5TWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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