• Short Summary

    The Christmas lights and other decorations have been displaying their usual style and gaiety on the major avenues of Paris, and this Christmas they are attracting shoppers with more money to spend.

  • Description

    The Christmas lights and other decorations have been displaying their usual style and gaiety on the major avenues of Paris, and this Christmas they are attracting shoppers with more money to spend.

    Recent published figures indicate that French wages have risen twice as fast as the cost of living since the beginning of 1971, and consumer demand is expected to remain buoyant not 1972.

    SYNOPSIS: On the Champs Elysees and other major avenues of Paris, the Christmas illuminations have gone up once again, and this year they're attracting to the big stores Christmas shoppers with more money to spend. Recent published figures indicate that French wages have risen twice as fast as the cost of living since the beginning of 1971, and the growth rate of GNP for this year is forecast at more than five per cent. The usual gaiety and style of the Paris Christmas decorations reflects a willingness to spend on the part of shoppers, and consumer demand is expected to remain buoyant into 1972.

    Even for young window-shoppers, there's a good deal of fun to be had just looking on.

    These scenes were filmed on a weekday, but for dozens of children doing the rounds of the big stores, the holiday excitement was already at its height.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FHX19GOM6DQ11UKSL0DY7C00
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FHX19GOM6DQ11UKSL0DY7C00
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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