UFA-Wochenschau 158/1959 04.08.1959


01. before the meeting Eisenhower - Chruschtschow newspaper schlagzeilen: Welt am Sonntag: the whole world is asking: Khrushchev travels to United States; The world: Summit for two; Nürnberger Nachrichten: Khrushchev after United States?; Kölnische Rundschau: expected US invitation to Khrushchev. Khrushchev: I'm happy to.
(4 m 2) Warsaw: visit of US Vice President Richard Nixon here shorter breakdown from NDW 497/1 -: plane lands. Cameramen. Nixon and wife coming down stairs. Welcome address by the Deputy President of the Polish Parliament, Lange. Children bring flowers. 15s presents. Stepping off the front of the stand. Nixon welcomed reception Committee. Took of the stand. Drive through the town by a trellis of cheering people.
(17 m) 3rd Vienna: VII. Communist world youth games onslaught of the teams under the cheers of the audience from Europe, Africa. Russian delegation with Sputnik icon, Arab delegation. Chinese delegation with Dragon. Smack viewers in the Prater Stadium.
(25 m) 04. Milan: Antonio Trenghi records picture books for children of Africa Antonio Trenghi Pinocchio draws with black skin color.
(8 m) 5th jungle hospital in New Guinea the Baptist Mission Hospital. Children are treated. Infant is weighed on net. Combing with lice comb.
(17 m) 6th long beach: election of Miss Universe candidates in bathing suit on the catwalk. Miss Universe is Akiko Kojima from Tokyo.
(8 m) 7th autumn and winter fashion Italy: evening and cocktail dresses. The T-mode with rock of tons of, Trapeze jacket and tunic dress. London: Costumes made of wool and Tweed. Evening dress. Girl goes with jeans in bath which are close to the body after bath.
(36 m) 8th Munich: rag ball a la americain Soldatensender held rag ball. Vagabond types on the dance floor. Broadcaster of the AFN Munich talks. Celebrate employees of the transmitter. Record is great.
(25 m) 09. Ingolstadt: German model aircraft Championships model airplanes at the start and false start and flight.
(16 m) 10 Spain: training of elite troops - parachuting skydivers jump from ju-52 and land in water. Company Commander ends up in the tree and must be freed by firefighters with ladder.
(20 m) 11 Neustadt / Weinstraße: German Swimming Championships breakdown from NDW 497/7 - shorter here: diving: various jumper and two jumpers. Herbert Barendt and Ingeborg Busch win. 200 m breaststroke women: Starter. Start. Swimming. It wins Wiltrud Ursel man in 2 minutes 55.2 seconds 200 m butterfly men: start, swimming. It wins Lotter Hermann in 2 minutes 32.3 seconds. 100 m backstroke women: start and swimming. Helga Schmidt WINS superior in 1 minute 14.1 seconds. 100 m crawl gentlemen: start, swimming. Horst Bleeker / Bremen WINS by official decision just ahead of Jacobsen / Darmstadt. Close-up of Bleeker and Jacobsen. Only in UFA: 100 m crawl ladies: start and swimming. Ursel Brunner / Heidelberg WINS. Close-up.
(45 m) 12 Schiffweiler / Saar: German Motocross Championship starting. Fitting of helmet. Start and race in rough terrain. Driving through curves, uphill and downhill. Official waving banner.
(20 m) 13 Berlin: Avus race for the Grand Prix of Germany last pictures of Jean Behra who fatally crashed on the Avus. Race. Ride through the excessive Nordkurve. Accident. Brake block on the BRM cars of Hans Hermann. Car flings over the railway. Hans Hermann will be carried out on a stretcher. (Like a miracle only minor injuries). Ferrari car at the top of the fight for the victory. It wins Tony Brooks. Award ceremony. Advertising: Martini Bosch Saxomat Dunlop (48 m)

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Barendt, Herbert ; Bleeker, Horst ; Brooks, Toni ; Busch, Ingeborg ; Kojiman, Akiko ; Lange, Helene ; Nixon, Richard


Munich ; Austria ; Spain ; Ingolstadt ; Poland ; New Guinea ; Milan ; New Guinea ; Italy ; England ; United States ; Long Beach ; Warsaw ; Berlin ; Schiffweiler ; Neustadt


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Children ; child care, education problems ; Education, youth ; skydiving, skydiving ; festivals ; Leisure, recreation ; motor sports ; News, communications ; beauty pageants ; Swimming ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; diving ; Art ; Works of art ; Medicine ; Holiday ; Fashion ; Entertainment, festivals ; transport


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UFA-Wochenschau 158/1959

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Title brand 7, 6 Nixon in Warsaw origin: Polkronika World Festival youth in Vienna origin: DEFA; Children's book "Pinocchio" f. Negro origin: SEDI jungle hospital in new Guines origin: Cine sound choice d. "Miss Universe" (Japanese) origin: Metro women's fashions origin: Pathe news, SEDI Teddy girls origin: iNcom Hobo party, Munich (AFN Festival) camera: Vlasdeck German model flight Championships, Ingolstadt camera: Hafner Spanish paratroopers origin: No.-do spring Championships, German swimming and Neustadt/Weinstrasss camera: strong, basic German Motocross Championship, Saarland camera: Rieck internally. Avus racing Berlin, Gr. PR. v. Dtld. camera: Pahl, Jansen sen., Jansen Jr.

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Avus Turns 100 (September 19, 1921)

Avus is one of the most famous racetracks in the world. It was the first road ever to be exclusively used by motor vehicles and is therefore also considered the precursor of the autobahn. The construction of the "Automobile Traffic and Practice Road" goes back to an initiative in 1909 to show off the German automotive industry and to test various road surfaces later. Only a few days after its completion on September 19, 1921, the 8.3-kilometer long Avus was inaugurated with the first car races as part of the German Motor Show.

Starting October 1, it was also opened to general traffic-- for a hefty fee. The following year, motorcycles races were held at Avus for the first time. In 1926, the track hosted the 1st German Grand Prix. Two years later, Fritz Opel presented his legendary rocket car at Avus. In the following decades, racing operations kept getting interrupted by the economic crisis, the Second World War and reconstruction.

The first post-war race took finally place in 1951. It heralded Avus’ second golden age (the first one being during the 1920s). The crowning moment happened in 1959,  when it hosted a Formula 1 race. In 1967 the notorious north curve was demolished: too many disastrous accidents had occurred, and Avus no longer met the requirements of a modern runway. Avus rapidly lost its appeal.

From the mid-1980s on, Avus was regularly used as a motor racing circuit, until 1998, when competitive races came to an end. Resistance to noisy events arose and closures also became more and more problematic, since the Avus - which had been connected to the Berlin Ring during the Second World War and served as a transit route during the German division - was urgently needed as a connecting road in a reunited Berlin.

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