• Short Summary

    A SEVEN-FEET HIGH MARBLE STATUE OF THE LATE RUDOLPH VALENTINO, FAMOUS PROTOTYPE LATIN LOVER FILM STAR OF THE NINETEEN-TWENTIES, WAS UNVEILED SEPT 30 IN THE POOR TOWNSHIP OF CASTELLANETA IN SOUTHERN ITALY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CROWDS AT NIGHT, HOLDING PORTRAITS OF RUDOLPH VALENTINO
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    2.
    LV & CU..DITTO
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    3.
    LV STATUE IS UNVEILED - CROWD APPLAUD
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    4.
    SCU PAN.. FROM GROUP TO STATUE
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    5.
    CU BASE OF STATUE WITH THE NAME RUDOLPH VALENTINO 1961
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    6.
    SCU NAME OVER DOOR - "BAR VALENTINO"
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    7.
    SCU PAN.. FROM BUST OF VALENTINO TO PHOTOGRAPHS OF VALENTINO AS AN ACTOR
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    Background: A SEVEN-FEET HIGH MARBLE STATUE OF THE LATE RUDOLPH VALENTINO, FAMOUS PROTOTYPE LATIN LOVER FILM STAR OF THE NINETEEN-TWENTIES, WAS UNVEILED SEPT 30 IN THE POOR TOWNSHIP OF CASTELLANETA IN SOUTHERN ITALY.

    THE SHINY AD EXPENSIVE MONUMENT, AND THE UNVEILING CELEBRATIONS, MAY RESULT IN CIVIL STRIFE IN CASTELLANETA AND A POLITICAL CRISIS IN ROME. ALL EXPENSES WERE PAID FOR CASTELLANETA, WHERE VALENTINO WAS BORN, AND TOWNSPEOPLE COMPLAIN THE MONEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPENT ON REPAIRING THE BROKEN HOUSES OVER WHICH THE STATUE LOOKS, AND PROVIDING MUCH NEEDED PAVEMENTS AND SEWERS.

    MAYOR SEMERARO SAYS THE STATUE WILL FILL THE TOWN WITH TOURISTS, BUT TOWNSPEOPLE SAY THEY DO NOT WANT TOURISTS WHILE THEIR HOUSES "CANNOT EVEN KEEP THE RAIN OUT".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC43UNJJBHDLXVJ5G3O5BG969N
    Media URN:
    VLVAC43UNJJBHDLXVJ5G3O5BG969N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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