• Short Summary

    GROTESQUE GIANTS, PRETTY GIRLS, COLOURED FLOATS, THOUSANDS OF LAUGHING MERRY-MAKERS -- VIAREGGIO'S GAY CARNIVAL HAS THEM ALL.

  • Description

    GROTESQUE GIANTS, PRETTY GIRLS, COLOURED FLOATS, THOUSANDS OF LAUGHING MERRY-MAKERS -- VIAREGGIO'S GAY CARNIVAL HAS THEM ALL. THERE WAS NO SIGN OF WINTER CLOUDS IN THIS ITALIAN SEASIDE RESORT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN THE FIRST OF ROUR SPECTACULAR PARADES TOOK PLACE.

    VIAREGGIO'S CARNIVAL IS HELD EACH YEAR TO MARK THE LENTEN SEASON -- OR THE COMING OF SPRING. FIRST STARTED BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN 1873, IT RANKS TODAY AS ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CARNIVALS.

    FOR MONTHS THE PEOPLE OF VIAREGGIO HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE HUGE FLOATS IN THEIR SPARE TIME. THE LOCAL ARTISANS HAVE BEEN WORKING IN TEAMS -- AND SOMETIMES IN FAMILIES -- IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF GREAT SECRECY. AND YESTERDAY THE COVERS WERE TAKEN OFF THE FLOATS -- SOME OF THEM OVER THIRTY FEET HIGH.

    NO CARNIVAL IS COMPLETE WITHOUT ITS COLLECTION OF PRETTY GIRLS, SO THE LOCAL BEAUTIES TURNED OUT IN FORCE. TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER ITALY AND MAY TURNED OUT IN FORCE. TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER ITALY AND MANY PARTS OF EUROPE HAVE MOVED INTO VIAREGGIO FOR A HAPPY, NOISY INTRODUCTION TO THE SPRING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2PMG1XE1JOQ3R4SFRMR2VSXHF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PMG1XE1JOQ3R4SFRMR2VSXHF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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