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Still from The World Through a View Finder (Part II). Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

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Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Length:

56m 28s

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Texas Archive of the Moving Image list of titled amateur films

Description:

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Thailand, India, Egypt, Greece, Vatican City, Italy, the Netherlands, and England" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

Resources:

"The World Through a View Finder, Part II." Edwin S. Mayer Collection, Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

Locations:

  • Agra, India (Filming)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (Filming)
  • Corinth, Greece (Filming)
  • Florence, Italy (Filming)
  • Rome, Italy (Filming)
  • Venice, Italy (Filming)
  • Giza, Egypt (Filming)
  • Luxor, Egypt (Filming)
  • London, England (Filming)

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Viewing Notes:

"In Bangkok, the Mayers visit an assortment of Buddhist temples, including Wat Arun. They see even more temples in India, where they also visit the Taj Mahal. Next, the Mayers venture to Egypt, exploring numerous ancient sites in Giza and Luxor. The couple continues their tour of the ancient world in Greece, visiting the ruins of several temples. Then, the Mayers head for Italy, making stops in Vatican City, Rome, Florence, and Venice. After a stop in the Netherlands, the couple concludes their adventure in England, where they watch the changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace in London." Viewing notes via Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

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