One of the greatest attractions in Moscow at the moment is an all-American ice show.?
GV EXT..Sports Palace.
SV People arrive.
CU INT..Girl PAN to programme.
GTV Dancers in routine round candle centrepiece.
STV Fast skating by costumed 'dancers'
SLV Model of Eiffel Tower with flashing lights.
GV PAN Group of men and girl skaters.
STV 'Chimps' dance.
STV 'Little elephants dance.
STV 'Baby dolls' dance.
MTV Two man animal act.
GTV PAN Double act specialty dance.
MV Above act culminating in male partner spinning girl partner on shoulder.
GTV Mass dance routine by girls with pennants.
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Background: One of the greatest attractions in Moscow at the moment is an all-American ice show. The first ever of its kind to perform in the Soviet capital.
Just starting a two-months visit to the Soviet Union, the show included over 80 performers and GBP250,000 worth of fabulous costumes and props. The average age of the girls in this ice extravaganza is 18-years. It is the largest collection of American teen-agers ever to visit the U.S.S.R.
Veteran American produced John Harris told our cameraman Bill McConville - who filmed the show May 6 during an assignment in Moscow - that the show will play to fully booked audiences during their stay. He estimates that more than a million Russians will see the show.
Another interesting development of the visit, according to Mr. Harris, is the Russian's anxiety to learn the intricate type of figure skating necessary to perform the routines. He has arranged for some of the many former champions in the show to coach them. Baseball is another sport he intends to teach them. A full set of baseball equipment has been brought along, and Mr. Harris plans to stage exhibition matches.