• Short Summary

    In Californian shopping centre, Santa Claus has taken to closed circuit television to bring his Christmas message to children.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Sign "Santa on TV"
    0.03

    2.
    CU TV screen, Santa speaking (SOUND) "My record shows that you haven't been in yet, it was nice of you to come by and visit with Santa"
    0.10

    3.
    CU Kids looking at TV: "Yes"
    0.14

    4.
    MV Kids talking watch screen
    0.19

    5.
    CU Santa speaking
    0.27

    6.
    CU T.V. camera, lights, microphone (3 shots)
    0.37

    7.
    SV Santa watching kids on TV and speaking
    0.43

    8.
    CU TV screen with Santa on it
    0.48

    9.
    CU Two little girls talking back to Santa
    1.01

    10.
    CU TV screen - Santa waving goodbye
    1.02

    11.
    SV Kids leave and wave to Santa
    1.04

    12.
    LV Santa at table SPF "Merry Christmas"
    1.09


    TRANSCRIPTS



    SEQ. 4: KID: "This is Roy....."



    SEQ. 5: SANTA: "..... like for Christmas?"



    SEQ. 7: SANTA: "Santa's records show....."



    SEQ. 9: GIRLS: "..."Merry Christmas. Goodbye"




    Initials JON/AW/ES 12.05 JON/AW/ES.13.35



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Californian shopping centre, Santa Claus has taken to closed circuit television to bring his Christmas message to children. The children go to a small house or grotto in the shopping centre to greet Santa Claus. What they see is a television screen. Santa Claus himself is in a nearby studio dispensing goodwill over the closed circuit.

    Advocates of the TV Santa Claus claim that very small children are much less apprehensive of the image of the TV screen than they are of a white-bearded red-cloaked real-life Santa. And they say it boosts Santa's credibility. All children, they maintain, believe in television. In California they are happy to tell the image on the screen what they want for Christmas. And Santa Claus's beard is safe from the ministrations of precocious children.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACXGWLGL3HA1ASDFEZJDY3YDW8
    Media URN:
    VLVACXGWLGL3HA1ASDFEZJDY3YDW8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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