Rio de Janeiro - "City of Splendour" - 1936 documentary Video

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Time8 min
Rating4.90/5
Views: 229053
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The film is part of James A. Fitzpatrick's documentary series "Traveltalk" ("The Voice of the Globe"). It was released in 1936.
Because of the great demand and the discussions surrounding the video, I have created together with Martha Gomes a webpage designed to capture this phenomenon. It additionally contains three articles about the video, which had appeared in the Brazilian media. It also features photos of today's Rio with screenshots from the original Fitzgerald video:
rtinottmann.org/diesunddas/splendour-p.htm
The film features the now legendary "Palácio Monroe". The history of this building is decribed here (in portuguese):
rg/wiki/Pal%C3%A1cio_Monroe
The "traveltalks" predecessor of the "City of Splendour" was released in 1932. It was titled "Rio the Magnificient" and it is also featured on youtube:
Tags 1936, brasil, brazil, fitzpatrick, james, janeiro, monroe, palăˇcio, rio, traveltalks




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