- Title: CF771
10:01:13 – 10:06:14
50s post-war Rome. Italian traffic policeman with white gloves signals to cars. Busy streets in Rome. Men sitting outside pavement cafe, talking in street wearing very smart suits. St Peter’s Basilica. Soldiers (GIs) pose for camera outside. Upmarket fashion and food shops, inside cafe bars drinking espresso and eating pastries. American tourism and dollars helping Italian economy. CU spotted dress on mannequin, seamstresses in the background. Women modelling stylish, Italian designed dresses. Fashion show. Street view of Bulgari store. Women try on expensive jewellery. Woman looks in window of store, looks longingly then walks away. Window shopping. City at night - neon signs. Nightlife.
10:06:14 – 10:12:23
Inside a bar, man dancing with maracas, band playing with couples dancing. The real Italy – industrial workers, mills, people amid huge piles of wool, machines spinning wool and cotton. Seamstresses sewing, dresses being made, shoesmith. Dentist holds model of jaw. Family eating around table. Young woman talks on telephone. People deposit money into bank. Billboards advertising products, looking very 1950s. People get into motorbike with sidecar. Young, trendy looking people in smart clothes on scooters. Vespas and Lambrettas, cars line the street. Football match: hundreds of people watch Roma game. CU spectators shouting and players.
- Keywords:ITALY, FOREIGN AID, AMERICAN AID, MARSHALL PLAN, RECONSTRUCTION, WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, INDUSTRY, NEWSREEL, MACHINERY, INDUSTRY, POSTWAR EUROPE, POVERTY, SITES OF ROME
- Master Title:CF771