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Floyd H. Wells Travel Footage: Mexico 1962

Physical description:
reference 2 video cassettes (44 minutes) silent color 1/2 inch VHS
master 2 video cassettes (44 minutes) silent color BetacamSP
archival original 2 film reels (1,590 ft.) silent color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Taxco (Guerrero, Mexico)
Acapulco (Mexico)
Date:
1962
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Churches--Catholic  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1998.21.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film.Travel includes Mexico City (wealthy suburban neighborhood, highly decorative building with Indian motif, large swimming pool, and Metropolitan Cathedral located in the Zocalo with people approaching the Cathedral on their knees); Teotihucan (village nearby with an old church, the Temples of the Sun and the Moon, Avenue of the Dead, Quetzalcatl Temple, and local restaurant, La Gruta); Xochimilco (market, boats, and shoreline activities); bull fight (entrance of matador, bull fight, death of bull, and removal of bull from ring); Taxco (parish church of Santa Prisca, various views of the streets and rooftops, and an Airstream trailer in front of Santa Prisca); Acapulco (La Quebrada cliff divers, water skiing performance in the bay, beach front, night scenes, boat tour with views of Acapulco from the water and other boats and ships in the bay, and parade with floats and highly costumed men); and United States southwest (trailer park with other Airstreams, what may be an Anasazi ruin, dry scrub desert, southwestern town's main street including Montgomery Ward, Sears, KiVa, and Lulu Belle saloon/restaurant businesses, white building with onion dome; and handsome stone building with garden, palm trees, pool and cabins behind,). Also in Mexico City there is a ceremony in a park with men and women wearing the Wally Byam black beret with insignia that includes photographers taking pictures of a woman entering the formal area; VIPs sitting at a table, a man at a microphone addressing the small audience; school children with banner and marching; and young woman in decorative dress. Heading back to the United States border crossing they pass an aqueduct and film the Airstream trailers passing through a small town before the border. Throughout, countryside, villages, and barrios are filmed from the car. Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_270863

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