• Short Summary

    Visnews went to London's Planetarium May 6 for a reception given by publishers Heinerran for the new Flour Cowles book - the Case of Salvador Dali (The Biography of a Great Eccentric), and in common with all others present Visnews paid its attention to the subject of the book himself - Salvador Dali - surrealist painter, creator, philosopher, self-styled cosmologist, cosmophonist, respecter of the infinite the abstract, rejector of the practical, the human,
    By request, the Ambassador art-oritios, writers, publishers and 'personalities' present fired questions at Dali, who posed beneath the complex Zeiss Ikon projector which stimulates the movements of the Heavenly bodies.

  • Description

    LONDON , UK, 6 May 1959 (REUTERS -BILL McCONVILLE)


    CV Planetarium (In London's Baker Street - it contains a projector through which the stimulated ??? of the Heavenly /planets , stars, planets tc are daily projected for the information and entertainment of visitors/ Finger pointing to planetarium



    MS Ditto



    CU Ditto



    Crowd shot Pan to Dali (Dali is standing beneath the Zaina Ikon instrument it ??? 270,000, contains 29,000 individual parts 230 ballbearings, 200 ???...)



    Dali with friend



    Dali looks through Projector



    Dali being interviewed



    Dali operates the controls (The rows of ??? control the completed lighting arrangements by which the 'stars' are made to shine... here also normally site an announcer who 'narrates' the story of the planets



    Dali in crowds



    Dali kisses Fleur ??? (Author of the book)


    Dali dons a " space helmet" which is labelled Visnews" and exits.





    Initials AW



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    Background: Visnews went to London's Planetarium May 6 for a reception given by publishers Heinerran for the new Flour Cowles book - the Case of Salvador Dali (The Biography of a Great Eccentric), and in common with all others present Visnews paid its attention to the subject of the book himself - Salvador Dali - surrealist painter, creator, philosopher, self-styled cosmologist, cosmophonist, respecter of the infinite the abstract, rejector of the practical, the human,
    By request, the Ambassador art-oritios, writers, publishers and 'personalities' present fired questions at Dali, who posed beneath the complex Zeiss Ikon projector which stimulates the movements of the Heavenly bodies. Sample answers - the greatest artist alive today is Picasso - the greatest genius is Dali - Dali does nothing to protect his 'antennae' mustaches from radio-motive fallout - and in more of the same vein - Of course the Pope is more infallible than Dali.

    When asked by reporter on the spot - in lighter vain - what he thought of London, Dali donned a London smog-mask, and his look said "we must all look to the future".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACLVM68BPO1M554OHCMQWPXVG6
    Media URN:
    VLVACLVM68BPO1M554OHCMQWPXVG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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