• Short Summary

    A SPRING EVENT IN PARIS ATTRACTING CITIZEN AND TOURISTS IN THOUSANDS IS THE OLD IRON MARKET ALONG ONE OF THE BOULEVARDS IN THE BASTILLE QUARTER.

  • Description

    A SPRING EVENT IN PARIS ATTRACTING CITIZEN AND TOURISTS IN THOUSANDS IS THE OLD IRON MARKET ALONG ONE OF THE BOULEVARDS IN THE BASTILLE QUARTER. PLENTY OF BARGAINS ARE TO BE HAD - FOR THOSE WHO KNOW TO BARGAIN.

    THOUGH TRADITIONALLY CALLED THE OLD IRON MARKET (LA FOIRE A LA FERRAILLE), THERE'S MORE TO IT THEN BROKEN BEDSTEADS AND MANGLED MACHINES. TODAY, THE HUNT FOR BRIC-A-BRAC FOR DECORATING AND MODERN HOME IS A NEW CRAZE AND TO MEET THE DEMAND, WHERE LOCAL-HAND ODDMENTS ARE NO LONGER TO BE FOUND FOR LOVE NOR MONEY, DEALERS ARE GOING ABROAD, TO ITALY AND SPAIN, AND BEYOND, TO FIND THEM.

    OUR CAMERAMAN FOUND A TYPICAL YOUNG FRENCH COUPLE, QUICK OF EYE AND READY WIT, HUNTING FOR BARGAINS FOR THEIR NOW HOME. THEY TURNED DOWN A FOREIGN BATTLE-AXE AND WENT FOR OLD OBJECTS FRO FRENCH VILLAGES.

    SHREWD AND TO THE POINT, THEY QUICKLY BOUGHT A COUPLE OF CLOGS TO USE FOR FLOWER DECORATION, A PAIR OF RECLINING CHAIRS WHICH THEY INTEND TO RE-UPHOLSTER AND TWO WOODEN SCREW NUT-CRACKERS FOR A SHOW-SHELF IN THE KITCHEN.

    THE MARKET RIVALS ANOTHER PARISIAN STREET FAIR, WELL-KNOWN TO TOURISTS, CALLED THE FLEA MARKET, WHICH IS HELD NEARBY AND IS OPEN ALL THE YEAR. THE OLD IRON MARKET IS HELD ONLY TWICE A YEAR - AND FOR THAT, SHOUTS ITS WARES ALL THE LOUDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VQ43C5C3GSXXGUGARE6AVAJR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VQ43C5C3GSXXGUGARE6AVAJR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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