• Short Summary

    STATED VERY SIMPLY .... AND PRESS AGENTS HAVE BEEN KNOWS TO FALL INTO THAT TRAP?

  • Description

    STATED VERY SIMPLY .... AND PRESS AGENTS HAVE BEEN KNOWS TO FALL INTO THAT TRAP .... IT SOUNDED LIKE A NATURAL. TAKE THE WORLD-FAMOUS RUSSIAN BOLSHOY BALLET (CQ) TROUPE ON A TOUR THROUGH WALL STREET ... THE FAVOURITE TARGET FOR DECADES OF RUSSIAN PROPAGANDISTS. THE DANCE AND FINANCE .... WHERE COULD EAST MEET WEST WITH, IT HAS THOUGHT, SUCH A CHARMING EFFECT? THE GRAND TOUR WAS HELD, ON SCHEDULE, YESTERDAY ..... "TODAY" REPORTER DICK MC-CUTCHEW WENT ALONG AND HERE IS HIS REPORT:
    IN NEW YORK'S CAVERNOUS FINANCIAL DISTRICT, THE LUNCH-HOUR SUN WAS WARM AND COMFORTING .... AS THE CAPTAINS OF FINANCE WORKED FEVERISHLY IN THEIR AIR-CONDITIONED TOWERS, A FATHERLY STATUE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON LOOKED DOWN BENEVOLENTLY OF A PEACEFUL SCENE. BUT NOW PRECARIOUS A PEACE ...?
    ONE-HUNDRED-AND-THIRTY RUSSIAN BALLET DANCERS EQUIPPED BY EXPERT CALCULATION, WITH ONE-HUNDRED-AND-TWENTY-NINE (129) CAMERAS. ADD TO THIS SEVERAL DOZEN NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS .... ONLY TWO INTERPRETERS .... AND AN UNSEASONAL TEMPERATURE IN THE HIGH EIGHTIES AND THE FOREIGN MINISTERS' CONFERENCE SOUNDS, IN COMPARISON, LIKE A BARBER SHOP QUARTER. OBLIVIOUS TO THE STAGE DIRECTIONS OF NEWS MEN, SHOUTED IN PIDGIN (CQ) NEW YORK, THE RUSSIAN DANCERS PROCEEDED TO TAKE THEIR OWN SNAPSHOTS ... INTRIGUED MOST MIGHTILY BY THE STATUE OF WASHINGTON. AFTER TODAY'S EVENT ALONE, THE PRICE OF FILM STOCKS ON WAIL STREET SHOULD SOARED BY SEVERAL POINTS .....

    THEN INSIDE, AT LAST, THE FEDERAL HALL MEMORIAL MUSEUM, DEPOSITORY OF MUCH CAPITALISTIC MEMORABILIA (CQ). THE SOVIET DANCERS, DISPLAYING FAR MORE DIPLOMATIC THAN THEIR DIPLOMATS, LOOKED AROUND POLITELY AND ENDURED WITH MONUMENTAL GOOD WILL THEIR ENCOUNTER WITH THE FREE PRESS.

    THOSE, WHO WERE LEADING THIS HIKE....PUBLIC RELATIONS PEOPLE IN THE MAIN .... WERE, AT THIS POINT, CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING OFF AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. THE COLD CALLOUS TRUTH, AS I SAW IT, IS THAT THE BOLSHOI DANCERS WERE ONLY TOO ANXIOUS TO BE HURRIED ALONG .... THERE IS, AFTER ALL, NO LOGICAL REASON WHY 130 (one-hundred and thirty) DANCERS FROM A COMMUNIST STATE SHOULD BE INTRIGUED BY THE COMPLEXITIES OF STOCKS AND BONDS.

    THE CLIMAX OF THE TOUR CAME WITH A VISIT TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE ITSELF WHERE THE TROUPE'S TWO INTERPRETERS TRIED DUTIFULLY, BUT VAINLY, TO EXPLAIN WHAT ALL THOSE MEN WERE DOING, PLAYING TAG WITH ALL THOSE SLIPS OF PAPER. MEMBERS OF THE BOLSHOI LOOKED ON WITH OPEN BAFFLEMENT MIXED WITH ADMIRATION FOR WHAT, TO THEM, MUST HAVE SEEMED LIKE THE MOST INCOMPREHENSIBLE OF ALL BALLETS. THE STOCK TICKER SUITS .... AND THIS IS THE MUSIC ..... THEN ACROSS THE STREET TO THE OFFICES OF THEIR HOST, ROBERT DOWLING, (CQ) PRESIDENT OF THE CITY INVESTING COMPANY AND ONE OF THE MOVING FORCES IN THE LONG NEGOTIATIONS TO BRING THE BOLSHOI TO THIS COUNTRY. HIGH ON A TWENTIETH FLOOR TERRACE, MR. DOWLING HAD LAID OUT A MODEST FEAST BY WALL STREET STANDARDS .... SUCH GOOD OLD BUFFET STANDBYS AS TURKEY, HAM, HOT COFFEE, COLD DRINKS AND PIE AL LA MODE. H ERE, AT LEAST, WAS SOMETHING EVEN THE MOST FRAGILE BALLERINA COULD UNDERSTAND AND DEVOTE FULL ATTENTION TO. AND FOR PEOPLE, WHO CAN LOOK SO ETHERAL ON STAGE, THEY PACKED AWAY A GOOD HUNCH (CQ) OF FOOD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7MPFT46MDABN52QPBU1504Q2P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MPFT46MDABN52QPBU1504Q2P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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