• Short Summary

    THE MONA LISA ARRIVED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE FAMOUS 450-YEAR-OLD PAINTING BY LEONARDO?

  • Description

    THE MONA LISA ARRIVED IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE FAMOUS 450-YEAR-OLD PAINTING BY LEONARDO DA VINCI OF THE LADY WITH THE ENIGMATIC SMILE WAS IN A HEAVILY ARMOURED CRATE--STILL UNOPENED.

    THERE WAS A BIG WELCOME AS THE LINER "FRANCE" DOCKED. THE SEALED CANVAS TRAVELLED IN A TWO-ROOM, AIR CONDITIONED SUITE. SHE WAS SUPPLIED WITH EVERYTHING INCLUDING FOUR GUARDS, BUT NO ROOM SERVICE.

    ON LEAN FROM THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE LOUVRE MUSEUM IN PARIS, THE PRICELESS PAINTING IS TO BE EXHIBITED AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART IN WASHINGTON. PRESIDENT KENNEDY WILL OFFICIATE AT ITS FIRST SHOWING ON JANUARY 8TH. THE UNPACKED CASE WAS PLACED IN A LOCKED GALLERY VAULT ON ARRIVAL IN WASHINGTON. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVILY SECURED CRATE, THE MONA LISA IS SURROUNDED BY GUARDS AND HAS BULLET-PROOF GLASS IN HER FRAME.

    CHEFS ON THE "FRANCE" MADE PASTRY REPLICAS OF THE PAINTING DURING THE CROSSING. THESE - MUCH LESS VALUE, HOWEVER - WERE SHOWN TO NEWSMEN AFTER THE SHIP DOCKED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65RF2W80EXB8F4QPWA4BDOY9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA65RF2W80EXB8F4QPWA4BDOY9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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