Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Creator:
Chickering, Lisa 1923 -  Search this
Porterfield, Jeanne 1923-2010  Search this
Physical description:
reference 1 disc (23 minutes) sound color DVD
master 1 video cassette (23 minutes sound color digital betacam
archival original 1 film reel (814 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Austria
Europe
Date:
1962
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, documents, clippings, camera logs
Donated by Lisa Chickering in 2015
Summary:
Edited film sponsored by Volkswagen presents various attractions and festivals in Austria over the course of a year's seasons. A variety of ceremonial as well as quotidian activities are represented, including: brief musical performances by a brass band and the Viennese Boys' Choir; riding a Ferris wheel; festivals in honor of miners, cows, and the transition from winter to spring; Maypole and sword dancing; games of finger-slapping and finger wrestling; and winter sports including curling, skating, skiing, and horse racing. Footage of tourist landmarks predominates and includes: the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany; the Ringstra<U+00DF>e, State Opera, Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Stadtpark, the Belvedere, and the SchoĢˆnbrunn Palace in Vienna; the summer retreat of the Vienna Boys' Choir; the village of Heiligenblut and the Gro<U+00DF>glockner (Austria's highest mountain) in the Austrian Alps; the Mirabell Gardens and the Hellbrunn Palace and Gardens in Salzburg; and a winter sports competition at Zell am See. Footage is devoted to both rural and urban destinations as well as their residents. The film is narrated from the perspective of an American tourist and tends toward the informal and humorous. (Film received a Blue Ribbon at the 1962 American Film Festival.)
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Sports  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2015.16.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
See more items in:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, ca. 1950-2003
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381293