UFA-Dabei 680/1969 05.08.1969


01 Nixon in Romania while currently, notes at the time - image: Nixon shaking hands by population. Nixon waving crosses crowd. US flags. Motorcade. Cameraman swings with camera. People run on sides of long road to the Center. Driving record by people trellis. Nixon in cars waving. People standing on the Arc de Triomphe. Nixon in addition to Ceaucescou. Working meeting with Nixon and Ceaucescou.

02. Negro drum Pope Paul in Uganda. Negro dancers on the airfield. Pope Paul resigns from aircraft. President Milton Obote and wife, half-close. Pope Paul is welcomed. Pope waves to people in cars. Crucifix. Pope issued the last supper. Praying Negro children. Pope Paul, kneels down and kisses floor.

03. say goodbye to Alexandra saying goodbye to Alexandra, image: close-up of Alexandra. Photos of the crashed car. Alexandra, great photos. Alexandra as a member of the city preachers in singing in Hamburg local. Alexandra gets watch by Udo Jürgens. Interview Alexandra, o-ton: "What gives you the confidence to succeed?" - "undisputed in spite of all doubt and black hours, I sometimes, faith in myself, an artist must necessarily have." Alexandra singing "Can I ask" interview.

04. car racing formula (I) on the Nürburgring in sports - duels of the week, image: race car driver helmet. Jackie Stewart, half-close, and Jackie Ickx, half close, before the race. Fitting of helmet. Start. Advertising on pages: Hamilton, Bosch, Pirelli tires. Cars drive in curve. Cars on the track. Jackie Stewart, number 7, Matra Ford goes at the top. Cornering. Smoldering cars. Jochen Rindt gives up due to ignition failure. Young women with stopwatches. In curve overtakes the leading Stewart Jacki Ickx and WINS. Advertising: Continental. Official waving banner. Spectators, half-close. Jackie Ickx with wreath.

05. Stuttgart: Athletics fight Europe - United States breakdown from ZL 1019 / 5 - something shorter. Modern cinder in the downpour. Starter is launching pad. 400 m hurdles men: Gerhard Hennige WINS ahead of the American man. Finish. Hamilton notes, laughing, after victory. Discus women: American casts, ZL. Liesel Westermann throws ZL, and WINS women with 62,16 m. high jump: jumps In the Fosbury-jump's Debbie Brill / Canada's 1.73 m, ZL. Audrey Reid / Jamaica rips on 1,76. Ilona Gusenbaue / Austria WINS with 1.80 m, ZL. Official Tower. 100 m men: it win 2 non-white Americans of Carlos before Hurd. 80 m hurdles women: Karin Balzer / Leipzig WINS in 13.3 seconds. Pole vault: DDR, nordwig (GDR) / Italy and Dionisi jump 5.20 m, ZL.

06. France: Wildwater World Championships whitewater driver. Drive through doors. Einerkajak women: winner is Ludmilla Polesna / CSSR on the track. Boats tip over and set up again. Ride backward through gates. Hans Huntziker / Switzerland in the whitewater. He is not placed. ZL Alain Colombe / France, with his team team title, WINS. Jean Colombe Pechier / France, will be winners. Wild water driver, ZL.

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Balzer, Karin; Brill, Debbie; Alexandra; Ceausescu; Jürgens, Udo; Nixon, Richard; Obote, Multon; Paul VI.; Carlos, John; Colombe, Alain; Dionisi; Gusenbauer, Ilona; Hennige, Gerhard; Huntziker, Hans; Hurd; Ickx, Jackie; Mann, Thomas; Nordwig, Wolfgang; Pechier, Jean Claude; Polesna, Ludmilla; Reid, Audrey; Rindt, Jochen; Stewart, Jacky; Westermann, Liesel


Romania; Uganda; Moskau; Neckarsulm, Germany; Bucharest; Nürburgring; Stuttgart; France


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Interviews; Kayaking, canoeing, whitewater; cameramen, cameramen; Children; Flags; motor sports; Musical events; musical instruments; Photographers; Advertising; Religious events; Sports details, fouls; Spoprt-Ehrungen; sports audience, sports spectator; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside); Dance; Deaths, funerals; Accidents; Athletics, jogging, fun run; People; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; Sports honors; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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UFA-Dabei 680/1969

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50th Anniversary of Alexandra’s Death († July 31, 1969)

On July 31, 1969 the singer Alexandra dies in car crash at the young age of 27. In the preceding two years she had shot to the top of the charts with hits such as “Zigeunerjunge” (“Gypsy Boy”) and “Sehnsucht” (“longing”). When the well-known producer Fred Weyrich discovers the young woman with the dark voice she was singing with the band City Preachers and was studying acting with the UFA-star Margot Höpfner. Alexandra, who was born Doris Treitz in Heydekrug (today Lithuania) in 1942, speaks Russian among other languages, and so the record company decides to turn her into a star with an Easter European touch. In 1967 her debut album “Premiere mit Alexandra” is released. Following a short-lived marriage she chooses her artist name in reference to her two-year old son Alexander.

Even though the folky Schlager songs match her image, have their finger on the pulse and even bestow her international popularity, Alexandra yearns for artistic autonomy. She plays piano and guitar and wants to write her own more highbrow chansons, just like her role models Juliette Greco and Gilbert Bécaud. Latter invites her to his show in the early days of her career. She goes on tour with Salvatore Adamo and plays a German version of his international hit “Tombe la Neige”.  Udo Jürgens and her write and record a song together, “Illusion” is released on her second album.  She wrote the lyrics for six of the songs and composed four of the songs herself on the eponymously titled  “Alexandra”. One of them is the song “Mein Freund, der Baum” (“My Friend, the Tree), which becomes a hit after her untimely death and ultimately makes her immortal.     

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