• Short Summary

    Fifty-year-old King Tut rules the roost at Santigo Zoo in the united States. he's a?

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    CU Cockatoo (3 shots)
    0.13

    2.
    CU Spectators watching cockatoo (7 shots)
    0.30

    3.
    CU Cockatoo with microphone and spectators (7 shots)
    1.09


    TRANSCRIPT: LUQUE: "King Tut is this cockatoo's name and he's been the official grater at the zoo for nearly half a century entertaining the hundreds of people who pass by his domain neat the front entrance. In human years, king Tut is over one hundred and you wouldn't believe one face this bird has acquired... like going to Hollywood in the 'thirties and appearing in movies with fan dancer, Sally Rand. Ah yes...he still remembers that: Locally, King Tut has been on TV several times and has appeared in many productions at the Old Globe and Starlight Opera. Some people say he even talks and is also able to sing grand opera including the song entitled 'In a Little Spanish Town'. But today king Tut insisted on doing his incomparable chicken routine. This is Maurice Luque Santiago."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fifty-year-old King Tut rules the roost at Santigo Zoo in the united States. he's a wry old cockatoo and in human years he's over one hundred.

    King Tut provides the official welcome to visitors who must pass his domain to enter the zoo. He's become quite famous in the area, appearing on television and in many theatrical productions.

    Some say he can talk and if he could there would be some tales he could tell. King Tut would no doubt relate his days in Hollywood when he appeared in the movies in the 1930s.

    Most of the cockatoo's fame follows his numerous routines which he calculates will be crowd stoppers. One of them ... the chicken act ... appears on this film.

    (This film is serviced with an English commentary by TVN reporter Mauice Luque which is transcribed overleaf.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ODIHEI8NWT7ZNJZW87RKYQ26
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ODIHEI8NWT7ZNJZW87RKYQ26
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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