UFA-Wochenschau 159/1959 12.08.1959


01 Washington: Press Conference at the White House the White House. Eisenhower speaks to the press about the upcoming meeting with Khrushchev actuality: "... but with the hope to do, something to promote understanding and possible practice for the peace in the world."
(18 m) 2nd Moscow: press conference in the Kremlin Kremlin. Khrushchev on the lectern. (During the negotiations the status should be attacked by West Berlin.) Clapping.
(8 m) 03 Haifa: demonstration of North African refugees misery houses and destroyed car. Refugees demonstrate and draw attention to their emergency. Police in the streets and on rooftops.
´ (12 m) 04 Côte d Azur: forest fire in holiday paradise signpost S. Maxime - S. Tropez. Forest fire with blazing flames. Brigades.
(19 m) 5th United States: the soldier of the future in the atomic age in protective clothing wrapped a soldier with facial mask, rocket-powered jump belt, FM intercom and infrared binoculars.
(13 m) 06. USSR: Monument to service old student is "Heroine of the work". Flowers are thrown to you due to a Übersolls as student achievement. In village monument for her is revealed.
(8 m) 07. Cortona: Festival of beefsteak, meat is cut. Chianti wine is bottled. Pieces of meat are grilled. Man bites into steak. Egg is fried on pavement.
(17 m) 08 Valencia: duel of the Bullfighters of the arena, and forfeiture of the Bullfighters Luis Miguel Dominguin and his brother-in-law Ordonez. Bullfighting Ordonez. Among the spectators of Ernest Hemingway. Dominguín fights and kneels next to the Bull.
(25 m) 09 Furth in the forest: fight with the giant dragon Dragon spouting smokes in procession through the streets. The Dragon ceremony, ritual from the time of the Hussite wars will be screened. Riders killing the Dragon and famous thanks. Man rises from Dragon dummy.
(20 m) 10 leisure in Holnishof young people sitting at table and tinker. Craft work. Dinner in the dining room. Rowing on the Flensburg fjord and sailing. Camp fire.
(43 m) 11 Cronach: the gang of good deeds nun rides through forest. Young people invaded the nun, take the bike and bring her a moped. Sanchez and the young people see Kaplan the nun, who departs on a moped.
(27 m) 12th Berlin: German trotting Derby Autostart in Mariendorf. Horses in the race, big heads. Curve. Home stretch. Favorite Eidelstedter with Otto Vogt in the Sulky, takes the lead and WINS. Viewers half close Otto Vogt with wreath. Eidelstedter with blue band of the trotters.
(21 m) 13 Messina: Championship of motor boats start the 800cc racing boats. Race and turning. It won European champions Guidotti and successfully defended his title.
(18 m) 14 Frankfurt: 2. National Water Ski Championships the disciplines: slalom, figure running and jumping. The main with St. Paul's Church. Foot in water ski holder, large. Start by runners. Slalom, figure running and jumping, ladies and gentlemen. Falls when jumping. Spout.
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Chruschtschow, Nikita; Eisenhower, Dwight; Hemmingway; Dominguin; Ordonesz; Vogt, Otto


Potsdam; Haifa; USSR; Holnishof; Côte d ' Azur; Valencia; Lauffen; United States; Washington; Moskau; Cortona; Furth; Messina; Berlin; Frankfurt


Sachindex Wochenschauen; civil wars; Demonstrations; Disasters; child care, education problems; Special events; Education, youth; fire protection; Fire Brigade; motor boat race; natural disasters; Political events; Police; Press, press conferences; Horse riding, horse racing (without harness); Sports details, fouls; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); bullfighting; Unrest; Buildings; Agriculture and forestry; Military; festivals; water skiing; Surfing; Jobs; aerial photographs; Gastronomy; Fire brigade; Military; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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UFA-Wochenschau 159/1959

UFA-Dabei (Other title)

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Title brand 7, 6 Pressekonf. m. Eisenhower, Savannah.
Origin: Metro press conference m. Chruschtsch. Kremlin origin: Sovkino unrest Haifa origin: Gaumont forest fire Côte d'Azur origin: Eclair soldier of the future origin: Metro monument for Russian. Student origin: Sovkino beefsteak Festival, Cortona / Italian
Origin: Incom bullfight in Valencia origin: No. do Dragon engraving, folk festival Furth/Walde camera: Vlasdeck Jugendfrei time home Holnishof camera: Rieck "gang d. good deeds", Kronach camera: Vlasdeck trotting Derby, Berlin-Mariendorf camera: Jansen origin: CL + H.

European Championships for motor boats, Messina origin: iNcom 2 German Water Ski Championships, Frankft.
Camera: Strong closing brand 3, 1

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60th Anniversary of the Nikita Khrushchev’s Visit to the United States (September 15 - 27, 1959)

In September 1959 Nikita Khrushchev follows an invitation by US President Eisenhower and is the first Soviet head of state to ever visit the United States of America. The two statesmen have high hopes for a rapprochement between the two enemy superpowers.

Eisenhower’s plan is to use his guest’s 10-day cross-country trip to prove to him the advantages of capitalism and impress him with the American standard of living. Khrushchev’s aim, on the other hand, is to refute deeply engrained anti-communist prejudice and give it a human face instead.

A remnant from the just-ended McCarthy era is the prevalent mixture of fear of and curiosity about the “personified evil”. And yet Khrushchev manages to capture the Americans with his quick-wittedness, humour and joviality. The media certainly plays a big part too, by following him everywhere he goes and by turning his visit into the first major event in broadcasting history. Whether Khrushchev attends dinner banquets with politicians or celebrities, visits a supermarket or a farm, journalists await him with their recording devices. They also document his legendary fit of anger when he finds out that his visit to Disneyland is cancelled, which is met with much popularity. 

The last three days of his visits are reserved for talks between the two heads of state. They are held at Camp David, to guarantee more privacy. However, these talks don’t lead to an agreement regarding contentious issues such as the Berlin question, disarmament or trade relations. 

Nevertheless he returns the invitation to Eisenhower and the relationship between the two countries does indeed improve—if only for the next few months.

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