• Short Summary

    A small group of hippies went to the New York Stock Exchange Thursday (August 24) and threw dollar bills onto the exchange floor.

  • Description


    MS Hippies in front of exchange
    0.03


    MCU Same
    0.06


    MCU Hippies holding dollar bill
    0.08


    MS Hippies talking to exchange guard
    0.11


    4MS Hippies and guards walking into gallery
    0.48


    MS Sign "Gallery"
    0.49


    MS Hippies leaving gallery
    0.59


    MS Hippies burning money
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    Initials JG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A small group of hippies went to the New York Stock Exchange Thursday (August 24) and threw dollar bills onto the exchange floor. One hippie said they showered 1,000 dollars to the brokers and clerks on the floor below, but an observer estimated only 30 to 40 dollar bills were thrown away. After the hippies were ushered out by security guards, they formed a ring, and one of them burned a five-dollar bill.

    A hippie spokesman said the purpose of their demonstration was to "mark a loving gesture." He said, "They (the brokers) don't know what money is. They only know about credit cards and ticker tapes.

    The guard who let them into the visitors' gallery above the exchange floor warned them against and demonstration. When the hippies rained their dollar bills, they were promptly ejected. As they were being ushered out, a sheer went up from the gallery floor. The hippies laughed.

    The hippies had called newsmen and cameramen in advance to tell them of their intentions at the Stock Exchange. But cameraman were not allowed into the visitors' gallery, so the film merely shows the hippies entering and leaving.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZOPFARSKM5C2703FB38DX2XE
    Media URN:
    VLVAZOPFARSKM5C2703FB38DX2XE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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