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Pan-American Bazaar
Date
1942
Main contributors
United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs; R.H. Macy and Company, Inc.
Summary
A Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs film reporting on a marketplace of goods from Latin American nations held at Macy's Department store in New York City's Herald Square. Promoting more than commerce between nations, both the bazaar and the film are intended to reinforce alliances between all the nations of the Americas during wartime. Showing the flags of the nations represented, narration states "21 symbols of American solidarity, 21 Republics firmly consolidated, to make up our western hemisphere." Color photography accentuates the beauty and exoticism of the displays.  As shoppers are shown admiring the displays of art and culture and purchasing from each nation's vendors, the audience is told "they bought the goods that Latin America has to sell, money from merchandise, goodwill build on good trade relations, every sale a guarantee that the Americas mean business. Business that means friendship in the western hemisphere."
Contributors
James H. Smith : produced and directed by; Henry Hesse : photography by; Jack Costello : narration by; Terig Pucci : music by
Location
New York, NY, U.S.
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (8 min.) : sound, color ; 16 mm