• Short Summary

    THE GAMBLING CITY OF MONTE CARLO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN ITS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS. BUT ITS FAMOUS?

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    PEOPLE IN PERIOD COSTUME RIDING PAST IN HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES, WATCHED BY GIRLS IN 1966 SWIMMING COSTUMES; THEN JETS PERFORMING AEROBATICS AND FLYING PAST IN FORMATION FOLLOWED BY A PASSENGER-CARRYING BALLOON TAKING OFF.




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    Background: THE GAMBLING CITY OF MONTE CARLO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BEGAN ITS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS. BUT ITS FAMOUS CASINO EMPTIED AS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WATCHED A DISPLAY RECALLING THOSE HUNDRED YEARS.

    IT WAS A CONTRAST BETWEEN OLD AND NEW AS THE CAPITAL OF MONACO, THE TINY MEDITERRANEAN PRINCIPALITY, USHERED IN ITS CENTURY. OUT CAME THE OLD HORSE CARRIAGES AND OUT CAME THOSE OLD DRESSED AND SUITS - A FAR CRY FROM THE BRIEFLY-DRESSED SWIMMING RESIDENTS OF 1966.

    FRANCE, MONACO'S BIG NEIGHBOUR, JOINED IN. SHE SENT ONE OF HER TOP AIR FORCE AEROBATIC TEAMS - THE "FRENCH PATROL", A SQUADRON OF FOUGAR JET FIGHTERS. WHEN MONTE CARLO WAS BORN, THE ONLY WAY, IF ANY, TO FLY TO FRANCE WAS BY BALLOON. ONE OF FRANCE'S TOP BALLOONISTS, CHARLES DOLLFUS, SHOWED HOW IT WAS DONE. BUT WHETHER HE GOT THERE IS ANYBODY'S GUESS.

    (PRINCE RAINIER, THE MONACO RULER, DID NOT ATTEND THE CELEBRATIONS. HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE ON THEIR ANNUAL SKIING HOLIDAY).

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYQLNTD2J8LBZLSD5NBKDSQX2
    Media URN:
    VLVACYQLNTD2J8LBZLSD5NBKDSQX2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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