• Short Summary

    A COLOURFUL OF FLOATS TOOK PLACE IN THE ITALIAN SEASIDE RESORT VIAREGGIO, FEB.18, WHERE A CARNIVAL SEASON IS HELD EACH YEAR TO MARK THE LENTEN SEASON - OR THE COMING OF SPRING.

  • Description

    A COLOURFUL OF FLOATS TOOK PLACE IN THE ITALIAN SEASIDE RESORT VIAREGGIO, FEB.18, WHERE A CARNIVAL SEASON IS HELD EACH YEAR TO MARK THE LENTEN SEASON - OR THE COMING OF SPRING.ANOTHER THREE SIMILAR PARADES WILL BE HELD IN THE TEXT FEW WEEKS.

    FOR THE PAST MONTH THE PEOPLE OF VIAREGGIO HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK DESIGNING AND BUILDING THE HUGE FLOATS IN THEIR SPARE TIME.THE LOCAL ARTISANS DIVIDED IN VARIOUS TEAMS TO MAKE THE FLOATS.IN SOME CASES SINGLE FAMILIES CONSTRUCTED FLOATS FOR THE CARNIVAL.

    AS IN PAST YEARS THE MOST POPULAR THEME IN THE DESIGN OF THE FLOATS POLITICS.ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE POLITICAL SUBJECTS WERE DRAWN FROM LOCAL POLITICS THERE WERE A FEW WELL KNOWN INTERNATIONAL FACES INCLUDING PRESIDENT KENNEDY OF THE UNITED STATES AND MR.MACMILLAN, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER.

    NO CARNIVAL PARADE IS EVER COMPLETE WITHOUT A COLLECTION OF PRETTY GIRLS.SO WITH THIS IN MIND THE LOCAL BEAUTIES TURNED OUT IN FORCE.A HUGE CROWD OF SPECTATORS LINED THE STREETS.TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER ITALY AND MANY PARTS OF EUROPE HAD MOVED INTO VIAREGGIO TO TAKE PART IN THE FUN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADVYALRR8BUEA674TXMY0QCY0V
    Media URN:
    VLVADVYALRR8BUEA674TXMY0QCY0V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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