• Short Summary

    AN IMPOSING FAIR SHOWING EXHIBITS FROM MANY COUNTRIES OPENED IN LYON ON SATURDAY. AMONG THE?

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    AN IMPOSING FAIR SHOWING EXHIBITS FROM MANY COUNTRIES OPENED IN LYON ON SATURDAY. AMONG THE COUNTRIES TAKING PART ARE: ITALY, WEST GERMANY, AUSTRIA, GREAT BRITAIN, RUSSIA, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, SWEDEN, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, POLAND, SPAIN, EAST GERMANY AND THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    SEVERAL OF THE EXHIBITING COUNTRIES DRESSED THEIR STAND ASSISTANTS IN NATIONAL COSTUME, AMONG THEM POLAND AND SWEDEN. THE POLISH DISPLAY HIGHLIGHTED THEIR FAMED HAM AND VODKA WHILE SWEDEN'S DISPLAY EMPHASISED THEIR HIGH-QUALITY STEEL TUBING.

    FROM BRITAIN THERE WAS AMONG OTHERS A SPECIALLY DESIGNED BICYCLE AND FINE-LOOKING CRYSTAL GLASSWARE. THE RUSSIAN DISPLAY CASES OF DOLLS CAUGHT THE PUBLIC EYE.

    EAST GERMANY'S PREMIER EXHIBIT WAS A BUILDING CRANE COMPLETE WITH ITS OWN 'RAILWAY' LINES TO FACILITATE MOVEMENT ON THE SITE. WEST GERMANY SHOWED A LIGHTER SIDE OF COMMERCE WITH SUMMER FASHIONS MODELLED BY WAX MANNEQUINS. A GREY TAILORED SUIT CALLED "CASCADE" LOOKED SMART AGAINST UNUSUAL BACKGROUND.

    ITALY'S TRADITIONAL PRIDE IN VENETIAN GLASS WAS IN EVIDENCE AT LYON WHILE ANOTHER TRADITIONAL SKILL, COSTUME JEWELLERY, WAS DISPLAYED BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA WITH A HANDSOME NECKLACE.

    FROM CHINA, A SPLENDID PAVILION HOUSED MANY ASPECTS OF THIS EVER-DEVELOPING COUNTRY. A PICTURE OF MAO TSE-TUNG WAS PLACED IN A POSITION OF HONOUR IN THE PAVILION. IT LOOKED DOWN ON SILKS, DRESSES AND SCREENS. EMBROIDERED TABLECLOTHS AND HANDKERCHIEFS AND CURTAINS STOOD NEAR BEAUTIFUL CARVINGS IN JADE AND ELEGANT CHINA VASES.

    MODERN AND ANCIENT, TOO, WENT HAND-IN-HAND IN THE BELGIAN STAND. AN EXHIBITION OF THE VITAL PORT OF ANTWERP SHARED PRIDE OF PLACE WITH FINE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE.

    THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR AT LYON WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MARCH 29.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VN9XC628PAD9UAC3GKJHF6O6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VN9XC628PAD9UAC3GKJHF6O6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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