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Students train at a bull fighting school in Caracas Venezuela

Aspiring matadors are seen swirling their capes at a bull ring in Caracas, Venezuela, while another student moves among them holding a set of bull's horns. Closeup of instructor speaking. Scene shifts to student working with a live bull, before spectators in the gallery. After a few moments, the bull tangles up the student matador's cape and he runs and jumps out of the ring into the spectator section. Other bull fighting personnel distract the bull as it runs around in the ring and jumps over the inner wall of the bull ring. Views of spectators applauding (possibly for the bull). Another student being roughed up by a bull as other men with capes hurry to distract the bull. Another student matador being bested by a bull that takes his cape and chases him. Audience members stand and cheer and wave kerchiefs. The next student seems quite confident, and kneels close to his bull as he employs his cape. But, suddenly, the bull pulls the cape from him, and he too must retreat

Date: 1955, September 5
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney at 1955 Disneyland opening ceremonies; and scenes from 35th Anniversary of Disneyland in 1990.

Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with Hollywood star actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.

Date: 1990
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the celebration of the 146th year of independence of Venezuela.

Celebration of the 146th year of independence in Venezuela. President of Paraguay Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda arrives for the ceremony. Cameramen click photographs. He is greeted by President of Venezuela Marcos Evangelista Pérez Jiménez at an airport. Aerial view of Venezuela's "Avenue of Heroes" in Caracas, the biggest outdoor art display of all the Americas (also called Proceres Promenade or Paseo de los Próceres). The official opening of the Avenue of the Heroes is shown, during celebrations commemorating the 146th anniversary of independence in Venezuela. Ground level views of the Avenue are shown. President Stroessner cuts a ribbon opening the Avenue of Heroes. Next seen shows a large number of men standing in formation and performing synchronized calisthenics in an Olympic stadium of Caracas.

Date: 1957, July 12
Duration: 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Venezuelan baseball pitcher Alex Carrasquel plays in New York, 1939

This Spanish language newsreel clip highlights Alex Carrasquel -- the first baseball player from Venezuela to play in the U.S. major leagues. He played in New York on July 4, 1939, the day before Venezuela's Independence Day. Title cards read: "Especially for Venezuela. The great pitcher Alejandro Carrasquel plays in New York on the eve of the Venezuelan patriotic day." Shot of Simon Bolivar statue in New York's Central Park with 'Simon Bolivar El Libertador' written under it. Huge crowd at Yankee Stadium in New York to watch July 4 doubleheader between New York Yankees and Carrasquel's team, the Washington Senators. (NOTE: This crowd was mainly there to see the Yankees honor Lou Gehrig, their Hall of Fame first baseman, who had just been diagnosed with ALS.) Carrasquel (#14) pitches to Yankees in second game, gives up run-scoring triple, tags out another runner trying to reach first base. Carrasquel speaks to crowd through microphones in ceremony at home plate. Shot of Venezuelan flag on pole outside a building (Venezuelan embassy?). Men and women gathered at a cafeteria. Sign in large white letters reads 'Venezuela.'

Date: 1939, July 4
Duration: 2 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Spanish
 
 
Re-named Steamship, Venezuela. sets off on its maiden voyage from a port in San Francisco, California.

Newly renamed steamer, Venezuela, on its maiden voyage across the Pacific. The new steamer Venezuela leaves the port for its maiden voyage. The steamer moves away from the port. People on the port watch the steamship. 'Venezuela' written on its hull. Equipment aboard the steamer in view. The steamer at sea. Smoke emitting from the smokestack.

Date: 1923
Duration: 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Views of OAS meeting and discussion of arms discovered in Venezuela indicating an armed plot by Cuba,

The OAS (Organization of American States) condemns Cuban aggression. Views of the Organization of American States building in Washington DC with officials entering. Interior of the building, an official meeting of OAS. Ambassador from Venezuela speaks. Views of different guns and ammunition. A huge stash of weapons were found on Macomba Beach. These were proven to be Cuban by the manufacturers' identification marks. Cuba had plotted to attack Venezuela but was foiled. The young man who found the weapons is shown showing the police where they were. Images in Venezuela during the investigation of the issue known as "Plan Caracas". Also shown is the Venezuelan Independence Monument in Caracas.

Date: 1963, December 3
Duration: 7 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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