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  • Short Summary

    Opening scenes from the Rome Olympics including torchbearers in Venice.

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    Misc. Footage - Arrival of Olympic Torch in Venice and Officials. No paperwork. Rome Olympics 1960.

    CU sign for Venice Civil Airport. Shots of spectators. People on scooters in white overalls. Plane arrives at airport. Torchbearer with lit Olympic Flame emerges from the plane. His top reads "Italia". He lights another torch which is carried by a runner. Torch is taken on a large rowing boat or gondola. Torch relay through streets of Venice and along the water under bridges, spectators watching. Athlete takes torch at night via roller blade. Film cuts out.

    Various officials give speeches at microphone (no sound). CU of Rome Olympic guide book. Exterior scenes. Uniformed men and women line the streets. A band plays. We see a model of the Olympic village. Exterior scenes in Olympic village. Men in suits mingle.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:05:16 / 10:10:58

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