Sunday, April 18, 2010

1937 film: "Glimpses of Peru"

 I just came across this item on Youtube, while filling a need for a small Peru fix until my next trip.  It is a 1937 "Traveltalks" short film by James A. Fitzpatrick, Glimpses of Peru.

The film opens with these lines, as the camera pans across downtown's Plaza San Martín:

"Lima is the surprise city of South America, for most visitors who gaze upon it for the first time do not expect to find a modern and up-to-date metropolis... . We are impressed by its beautiful buildings and plazas, modern hotels, the very finest cinematheques, and all the ... innovations found in the cosmopolitan cities of the world."
I think those words still ring true today.

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