• Short Summary

    New York's newest pleasure park - opened June 18 - claimed as the world's largest family entertainment centre, recreates a lice of 200 years of American history.

  • Description

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    GV Railway station
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    LV Band (Sons of Liberty)
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    CU Bandsmen march past
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    SV Horsemen arrive
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    SV Traper arrives
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    GV Crowd
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    SV Carriage for children to tour grounds
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    TRAVEL SHOT..on carriage
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    Gv Frontier cabin
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    GV Indian village
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    SV DITTO
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    AERIAL SHOT..Freedomland
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    AERIAL SHOT..Pony trail
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    TRAVEL SHOT..on train
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    TRAVEL SHOT..approaching station
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    SV Woman dressed as indian
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    SV Man dressed as indian, dancing
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    SV Organ and monkey (last organ grinder, New York)
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    Gv Showboat
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    20.
    CU Paddles turn
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    21.
    Sv Showboat moves towards..
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    22.
    SV Paddles turn
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    23.
    SV Showboat away
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    Initials JRG/V/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: New York's newest pleasure park - opened June 18 - claimed as the world's largest family entertainment centre, recreates a lice of 200 years of American history. Set in the shape of the United States in 205 acres in the Bronx the pleasure park, named "Freedomland", took only a year to build - 4, 500 investors poured in 17M dollars in the venture - will have new attractions added each year. Estimated attendance this year: 4,800,000.

    Freedomland's 50 "States" include the Santa Fe railroad from the Chicago of 1871 to the San Francisco of 1906 with a replica of the old narrow-gauge Iron Horses of the steam age; horsemen of the Pony Express of the Old Southwest of 1850; Northwest fur trappers, frontier cabins, Indian villages and paddle steamers of the Great Lakes.

    Freedom land outdoes any Hollywood collosus: 10,000 trees planted, eight miles of navigable rivers and lakes; 3,000 employees in period dress; eight restaurants - no alcohol served; parking for 8,000 cars; a heliport, plus scenes from the Civil War, the San Francisco 1906 earthquake, the Chicago Great Fire of the 1970's, the Little Old New York o 1850; and a "Satellite City" of the future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZD016WYDWZBN0DM8W8K0ZAGC
    Media URN:
    VLVABZD016WYDWZBN0DM8W8K0ZAGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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