Beautiful Balinese belles dressed in their traditional costume of brightly coloured sarongs interwoven with gold and silver laces, intricate hairstyles and glittering tiaras flank the airport at Denpasar in the tourist island of Bali to provide a welcome to visiting Premier Khrushchev.
ROLL ONE: 2 ls airport terminal with banners etc.
several shots ms cu of Balinese girls in traditional costume (Oh, boy).
cu X Balinese priest with enormous crown
ls presidential plane taxiing past ceremonial umbrellas
Khrushchev steps down from aircraft, walks across tarmac accompanied by president Sukarno
Khrushchev & Sukarno garlanded - shake hands
2 shots of -do- walking through line of flower girls
reverse angle shot of cavalcado
ROLL TWO: -do-
Hindu priests chanting prayers and throwing flowers
cu priest chanting prayers
cu Khrushchev & Sukarno going at ceremony
cu Khrushchev & Sukarno
2 shots of girls at ceremony
1 shot of priest
pan from chief priest to assistant priest
2 flower girls placing offering before Khrushchev & Sukarno tilt from Khrushchev to girls
girl bringing flower offering
cu flower offering
party walking through airport building
tilt from welcome sign to Khrushchev as he enters terminal bldg
car driving away from airport
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Background: Beautiful Balinese belles dressed in their traditional costume of brightly coloured sarongs interwoven with gold and silver laces, intricate hairstyles and glittering tiaras flank the airport at Denpasar in the tourist island of Bali to provide a welcome to visiting Premier Khrushchev. Khrushchev accompanied by President Sukarno arrived at this retreat from the east Javanese port city of Surabaya on 23rd for a four-day stay which would provide relaxation as well as opportunity for formal talks with Indonesian leaders. As the presidential plane touched down, Khrushchev was given the formal welcome of with the playing of national anthems and introduction to local VIPs. And then came the break with this formal routine... Balinese beauties garlanded Khrushchev and Sukarno with red-rose garland and about 200 flower-carrying girls showered flowers on the leaders as they walked through the cavalcade. At one stage cameraman and photographers milled around then blocking their way. An uneasy Khrushchev stopped and meaningfully looked at his host, and Sukarno asked photographers to keep the way clear...The march continued till they arrive at the other end of the tarmac where two Hindu priests, flanked by scores of dames who carried rosewater, incense sticks and flowers, chanted prayers in Hindu style. Atheist Khrushchev glumly stood through the Hindu welcome which invoked the God's blessings on the visitor. The chanting of prayers was punctuated by throwing of sweet smelling frangipani and other flowers dipped in rose water, the heady incense and fragrance for a brief period transformed the dry runway into a dream-temple scene. Khrushchev will stay here and attend famous Balinese dance performances. Meanwhile important talks were also expected following the cancellation of Foreign Minister Gromyko's scheduled trip to the outlying Anbon, indicating Bali would be the site of formal talks rather than Djakarta on return to the capital.