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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
achival original 1 film reel (1,200 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Television programs
South America
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker, with his wife Halla, and son, David. Linkers film the Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro including costumes, costume balls, and parade groups. Film footage was shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The episode begins with the Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The Linkers drive into the city passing monuments and statues. They arrive in downtown Rio and sequences include pedestrians, skyscrapers, city views, mosaic pavements, and the carnival preparations. As nighttime approaches, the streets become crowded with people in extravagant costumes dancing, singing, and playing music. Once the 14-hour carnival celebration has begun, the Linkers focusses on the different kings, queens, samba dancers, music, cars and costumes. After the carnival, the Linkers go up Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. They also get special permission to film the "Fantasia" costume contest. The episode ends with samba music and dancing and an aerial view of Rio.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Carnival  Search this
Carnival costume  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Parades  Search this
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.378
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives