• Short Summary

    ALABAMA'S GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE, STILL CRIPPLED IN A WHEEL CHAIR AFTER A SHOT LEFT HIM PARALYSED FROM THE WAIST DOWN, TURNED 54 YEARS OF AGE, AND HIS BACKERS GAVE HIM A MAMOTH BIRTHDAY-PICNIC PARTY AT MONTGOMERY'S GARRETT COLISEUM.

  • Description


    CU OF CROWD LINEUP AT THE BUFFET FILLING PLATES, SHOTS OF PEOPLE EATING, SHOTS OF THE PEOPLE SEATED IN AUDITORIUM EATING, (OPENING SHOTS ARE AS FOLLOWS-CROWD LISTENING TO GOSPEL MUSIC AND THEN TO CROWD SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CU WALLACE THEN TO WIDE SHOT WALLACE IN WHEELCHAIR-THEN BACK TO THE CU CROWD LINED UP AT BUFFET TABLED SHOTS GUESTS SIGNING THEIR NAMES AND ADDRESSES SO THAT A POSSIBLE CAMPAIGNING MIEEE MAILING LIST MIGHT BE COMPILED. CU WALLACE ADDRESSING CROWD SAYING+I'M PROUD TO BE ABLE TO STAND UP FOR YOU ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN SPITE OF WHAT HAPPENED (TO ME) I'D DO IT AGAIN.



    WALLACE WENT ON TO SAY, +YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT FORCE IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL STREAM. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO PAY ATTENTION TO ALABAMA, NOT ONLY IN THIS STATE BUT ALL WHO THINK LIKE YOU IN OTHER STATES.+ JONES IN CLOSER SAYS WALLACE ADDED HE FELT STRONG ENOUGH TO DO ANYTHING UT WALK.




    Initials


    KENLEY JONES.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ALABAMA'S GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE, STILL CRIPPLED IN A WHEEL CHAIR AFTER A SHOT LEFT HIM PARALYSED FROM THE WAIST DOWN, TURNED 54 YEARS OF AGE, AND HIS BACKERS GAVE HIM A MAMOTH BIRTHDAY-PICNIC PARTY AT MONTGOMERY'S GARRETT COLISEUM. SOME 15 THOUSAND PERSONS WERE GOEEE GIVEN FREE TICKETS. THE MENU INCLUDED 4,000 BARBECUED CHICKENS WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, 12,000 EARS OF CORN, 1,500 WATERMELONS AND MORE THAN A MILLION BEANS. WALLACE WAS GIVEN A 1,500 POUND BIRTHDAY CAKE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAIKFFBTD9WT8JC5NCSJNT7019
    Media URN:
    VLVAIKFFBTD9WT8JC5NCSJNT7019
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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