In the small village of Vallauris in Southern France on Monday (25 Oct) groups of local inhabitants gathered for a festival to celebrate the 90th birthday of Pablo Picasso.....
GV PAN crowd at celebrations
SCU PAN the poet Aragon arriving
MV VIP's seated, including Aragon
MV Poster portrait of Picasso being erected
MV & GV TILT UP children celebrating round maypole (2 shots)
SCU & BV Aragon PAN TO GV crowd (2 shots)
SV NIGHT SHOT Spanish dancer performing a celebration
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Background: In the small village of Vallauris in Southern France on Monday (25 Oct) groups of local inhabitants gathered for a festival to celebrate the 90th birthday of Pablo Picasso.....perhaps the greatest living painter. Picasso lives on the outskirts at Mougins, but didn't turn up to join the villagers honouring him....their most famous resident. The festival at Vallauris had a noticeably Spanish influence reflecting Pablo Picasso's origins. He was born in Malaga, enjoys seclusion, and usually shuns all publicity. His 90th birthday has been celebrated in many countries around the world.
SYNOPSIS: The small village of Vallauris in Southern France woke up early on Monday to prepare for a local festival honouring the 90th birthday of world-famous painter Pablo Picasso. Picasso who enjoys relative seclusion at Mougins on the outskirts of Vallauris is the village's most famous resident.
Among important guests to arrive for the local celebrations was Louis Aragon, a noted Leftist poet. (PAUSE 5 SECS) Among the posters, a portrait of Picasso.
Children joined in the celebrations. Residents and visitors had hoped Picasso might make a birthday appearance during the celebrations, but they were to be disappointed....even if they greeted the children's contribution with enthusiasm.
Celebrations in honour of Picasso's birthday were being held at the same time in many countries around the world, but these at Vallauris reflected Picasso's Spanish origins....he was born in Malaga.