French President De Gaulle will finish a seven-day visit to the USA with a stay in New Orleans, April 28-29, the Creole city, famed for its French heritage in architecture, cooking, and its Negro jazz.
GV St. Louis Cathedral..three shots.
GV Two shots..Canal Street.
CU Sign 'Royal St'.
CU PAN..from historical old absinthe house to sign 'Bourbon St'.
GV Bourbon St.
TRAVEL SHOT..along Bourbon St.
GV Two shots..Bourbon St. at night.
LV Night Club '500'.
SV Another night club 'Silver Frolics'.
CU Poster 'Wildcat Frenchie'.
LV 'Dream Room' night club.
SV PAN..amusement centre.
CU Sign 'Club Sultana'.
SV Sign 'The Old Absinthe'.
CU Bar sign in neon lighting.
SV 'Burlesque best in town, Club Pigalle'.
GV Bourbon St. lit up.
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Background: French President De Gaulle will finish a seven-day visit to the USA with a stay in New Orleans, April 28-29, the Creole city, famed for its French heritage in architecture, cooking, and its Negro jazz.
The President will review a military parade before St. Louis Cathedral, and participate in a night-time parade on New Orleans broad main thoroughfare - Canal Street. Next morning he will lay wreaths at the statue of Jean Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville - one of seven remarkable brothers - who founded New Orleans in 1718; it remained French - with one spell of Spanish domination - until Napoleon sold it to the USA in 1803 as part of the vast Louisiana Purchase, which stretched to the Rocky Mts. and the 49th Parallel.
New Orleans French Quarter - with quaint old houses, ornate with balconies and wrought-iron work - will show the visiting statesman a different aspect of French culture in North America; in Montreal and Quebec he saw French influence on a cold and essentially harsh land; Louisiana will show him French culture ripened by a sub-tropical climate and Negro and Spanish tones.