Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Edited film produced by Hal Linker for Braniff International Airlines. The film opens featuring Panama City and the Panama Canal. There is film footage of the city's nightlife, the duty free shops and Panama's traditional dance. The next destination is Lima, Peru including the Plaza of San Martin, Gran Hotel Bolivar, Plaza de Armas, the Archbishop Palace, the White Presidential Palace and street scenes of Lima's cosmopolitan metropolis. Film includes beaches and Pachacamac, an hour drive from the coast. Also featured in Peru are Macchu Picchu and Cusco. Next destination shows La Paz, Bolivia, including the marketplace and old and modern sections of the city. Also shown are Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca. Next stop is Buenos Aires, Argentina including Plaza de Mayo, Presidential Palace, youngsters at play, modern sky scrapers and Argentine-made alligator handbags. Travels continue to Montevideo, Uruguay, and then to Sao Paulo, Brazil, ending in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Footage of Rio includes street scenes, beaches, jewelry manufacturing, traditional samba dancing, the Sugar Loaf Mountains,Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746