• Short Summary

    A PARK IN THE PARIS SUBURB OF ST. GERMAIN EN LAYE HAD BEEN TURNED INTO?

  • Description

    A PARK IN THE PARIS SUBURB OF ST. GERMAIN EN LAYE HAD BEEN TURNED INTO AN AMERICAN VILLAGE OF THE FAR WEST - FOR FOUR DAYS. COWBOYS AND INDIANS - ALL BORN IN THE PARIS REGION - RUB ELBOWS IN PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE...THE HATCHET BEING LONG BURIED. EVEN SO, 300 SHERIFFS, FROM THE LOCAL POLICE FORCE, ARE ON DUTY DURING THE POWWOW...WEARING BLUE JEANS AND TIN STARS.

    THERE'S TYPICAL SALOON BAR - WITH SWING DOORS; OVER 100 FRONTIER-STYLE BUILDINGS, A FLOOR FOR DANCING AROUND THE CLOCK, AND A VARIETY SHOW PUT ON BY MUSIC HALL STARS AT A SPECIALLY-BUILT "LOUISIANA HALL."
    IT'S ALL IN AID OF RAISING FUNDS FOR A VISIT TO AMERICA BY 180 YOUNG MEMBERS OF A LOCAL YOUTH GROUP. TOMORROW (SUNDAY) THEY ARE SENDING OFF BY AIR A GIFT TO MRS. JACQUELINE KENNEDY - A GIFT, THEY CALL THE FINEST BOUQUET OF FLOWERS IN THE WORLD. THE VILLAGE SQUARE IN THIS...NEW FRONTIER...VILLAGE IS NAMED AFTER PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

    AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS OVER THE WEEKEND ARE THE WAPITIS - A TRIBE OF FRENCHMEN WHO HAVE BEEN STUDYING INDIAN LORE AND RAISING WAMPUM SINCE 1935. TO EVERY VISITING DIGNITARY, INCLUDING THE FRENCH EDUCATION AND YOUTH MINISTERS AND AMBASSADOR CHARLES BOHLEN - THEY ARE PRESENTING A FEATHER. THE MENU THEY ARE OFFERING TO GUESTS INCLUDES SMOKED BISON AND BLUEBERRY JAM. CALIFORNIA CHAMPAGNE WAS ONE OF THE IDEAS MUTED BY THE ORGANIZERS TO HELP THE BISON DOWN, BUT NOT A DROP COULD BE FOUND IN PARIS.

    AS WELL AS MARKSMANSHIP PRACTICE WITH RIFLES...AND BOWS AND ARROWS...VISITORS CAN TRY THEIR SKILL AND DIGNITY ON RIDING AND ROPING STEERS IN A CORRAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FGY82H6SUF5EV3STUB99NHZV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FGY82H6SUF5EV3STUB99NHZV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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