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Pan-American Bazaar

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Description A Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs film reporting on a marketplace of goods from Latin American nations held at Macy's Department store in New York City's Herald Square. Promoting more than commerce between nations, the film reinforces the alliances between all the nations of the Americas. Showing the flags of all nations represented at the bazaar, narration states "21 symbols of American solidarity, 21 Republics firmly consolidated, to make up our western hemisphere." Color photography accentuates the beauty and exoticism of the displays. As shoppers admire the displays of art and culture, and purchase from each nation's vendors, the audience is told "they bought the goods that Latin America has to sell, money from merchandise, goodwill build on good trade relations, every sale a guarantee that the Americas mean business. Business that means friendship in the western hemisphere."
Creator United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
R.H. Macy and Company, Inc.
Contributor James H. Smith : produced and directed by
Henry Hesse : photography by
Jack Costello : narration by
Terig Pucci : music by
Date Issued 1942
Spatial Coverage New York, NY, U.S.
Duration 00:08:54
Color/Black & White Color
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.