• Short Summary

    GROTESQUE GIANTS, PRETTY GIRLS, COLOURED FLOATS, THOUSANDS OF LAUGHING MERRYMAKERS -- VIAREGGIO'S GAY CARNIVAL HAS THEM ALL.

  • Description

    1.
    GV FLOAT APPROACHES
    0.07

    2.
    CU PAN..FLOAT, MAN IN CAGE, PAN TO MEN DOWN CHUTE
    0.21

    3.
    CU FIGURE IN 'TOPLESS' SWIMSUIT
    0.27

    4.
    CU SIGN 'ITALIAN LOVER' PAN UP TO 'MALE' STATUE
    0.34

    5.
    GV REAR OF FLOAT
    0.38

    6.
    TV 'POLICEWOMEN' FIGURES IN FRONT OF 'THE JURY' FLOAT
    0.47

    7.
    CU 'KING' FIGURE
    0.51

    8.
    CU CHILD WATCHES
    0.53

    9.
    GV ANOTHER FLOAT
    1.01

    10.
    SV DITTO
    1.03

    11.
    CU DETAIL OF FLOAT
    1.10

    12.
    SV GIANT WOMAN FIGURE
    1.15

    13.
    CU 'INDIANS'
    1.25

    14.
    SV ANOTHER FLOAT, TRACK IN TO SIGN "EMOZIONI DELL 800"
    1.39

    15.
    CU MINNIE MOUSE IN TOPLESS SWIMSUIT
    1.46

    16.
    CU CHILD
    1.48

    17.
    TV 'THE BEATLES' FLOAT
    1.52

    18.
    CU DETAILS OF FLOAT TRACK IN ..TO SIGN "QUESTO NOSTRO TEMPO"
    2.04

    19.
    TV BEATLES FLOAT
    2.12

    20.
    CU BEATLE AND GUITAR
    2.16

    21.
    CU BEATLE FAN
    2.19

    22.
    GV REAR OF BEATLES FLOAT
    2.22



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: GROTESQUE GIANTS, PRETTY GIRLS, COLOURED FLOATS, THOUSANDS OF LAUGHING MERRYMAKERS -- VIAREGGIO'S GAY CARNIVAL HAS THEM ALL.THERE WAS NO SIGN OF WINTER SHIVERS IN THIS ITALIAN SEASIDE RESORT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN THE FIRST OF FOUR SPECTACULAR PARADES TOOK PLACE.

    VIAREGGIO'S CARNIVAL IS HELD EACH YEAR TO MARK THE LENTEN SEASON - OR THE COMING OF SPRING.FIRST STARTED BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN 1873, IT RANKS TODAY AS EUROPE'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CARNIVAL.

    FOR MONTHS THE PEOPLE OF VIAREGGIO HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE HUGE FLOATS IN THEIR SPARE TIME.THE LOCAL ARTISANS HAVE BEEN WORKING IN TEAMS - AND SOMETIMES IN FAMILIES - IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF GREAT SECRECY.AND YESTERDAY THE COVERS WERE TAKEN OFF THE FLOATS - SOME OF THEM OVER THIRTY FEET HIGH.

    NO CARNIVAL PARADE IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A COLLECTION OF PRETTY GIRLS.SO WITH THIS IN MIND THE LOCAL BEAUTIES TURNED OUT IN FORCE.TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER ITALY AND FROM MANY PARTS OF EUROPE HAVE MOVED INTO VIAREGGIO FOR A HAPPY, NOISY INTRODUCTION TO THE SPRING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ISLM3MPDLGLYGHXNJQIR2502
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ISLM3MPDLGLYGHXNJQIR2502
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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