• Short Summary

    This was downtown Rio de Janeiro during President Eisenhower's hour-long ticket-tape parade. It looked and?

  • Description

    This was downtown Rio de Janeiro during President Eisenhower's hour-long ticket-tape parade. It looked and sounded like New York City.

    The size of the crowd was estimated at upwards of 500-thousand people. On several occasions, the whole procession came to a stop while the crowd, which began gathering about dawn, whistled, shouted and clapped its hands.

    President Eisenhower's reception in Portuguese-speaking Rio was even more enthusiastic than that extended to the President of Portugal in 1957...which apparently set a modern record.

    Ten thousand police and thirty five thousand soldiers were assigned to protect the President in Rio. One of the soldiers arrested a pickpocket, who had eluded the mass roundup ordered before the President's arrival. This is a customary police practice in most cities when large crowds are expected to turn out. The crowds surged forwarded as the pickpocket was escorted to the local jail.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9I70KXK6E2V5TYPE0O4NX2O71
    Media URN:
    VLVA9I70KXK6E2V5TYPE0O4NX2O71
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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