This 1960s color travelogue film was produced for Pan American. Narrated by actor Paul Stevens, Coleman Productions. The silhouette of a hugging couple contrasts against sunset. The peaks of South America are shown. Water rushes through rocks (:47-3:12). The rooftops of Caracas, Venezuela are below. The National Pantheon and skyscrapers are panned. Women in 1950s white one-piece bathing suits approach the pool. Waiters bring drinks to sunbathers. A picnic couple dip shrimp in cocktail sauce (3:13-4:43). Oil rig platforms dot Lake Maracaibo. An oil pump churns (4:44-4:55). 1950s cars drive on the wide 9 de Julio (July 9) Avenue. The Obelisk of Buenos Aires Argentina is panned. A tram carries tourists. The Monument to Christopher Columbus and Carta Magna are shown (4:56-6:00). A woman and child surrounded by pigeons get their picture taken by a photographer. Military officers in full uniform pass. A girl sits and feeds the surrounding pigeons. Quick statue shots are shown. Children gather for an open-air comic book exchange (6:01-6:45). A skilled craftsman works leather. A 1950s model wears a red dress with long red gloves and matching pumps. Shoemakers hammer at shoe forms. Purses are shown (6:47-7:37). A chef turns steaks on an open grill. A couple is served at a white tableclothed restaurant (7:38-8:24). Golfers in 1950s clothing swing. Casual horseback riders at Palermo Park are followed by jockeys at San Ysidro. The grandstand full of well-dressed people place bets. The horses race as the crowd reacts (8:25-10:11). Tiny sailboats are docked at El Tigre. A couple walks hand-in-hand up a slope. The shore is panned against deep blue waters. Trout fisherman stand knee-deep. A fisherman at pulls in a Dorado, which puts up a fight before being landed (10:12-12:21). Hunters track stags through rocky brush before enjoying a campfire meal (12:22-13:42). Gauchos are on horseback, smoking cigarettes, and rounding up sheep. Gauchos drive cattle. A rack of beef is cooked, carved, and ate off the bone. Various shots show the gauchos in their hats and neck scarves. The gauchos dance (13:43-17:03). In Uruguay, an oxcart slowly moves. The Statue of Artigas is shown. Sunbathers under colorful umbrellas dot the beach. A couple is served lunch in a cabana. Montevideo has a large ground statue of cattlemen, oxen, and horses (17:04-18:43). San Paulo, Brazil. A table turns and a man sniffs the various bowls of coffee. Various geometric shapes of the buildings are shown. Red earth is dug up in Brasilia. The Candangos statue of two giant men stand in front of the unique Supreme Court architecture. Skyscrapers in different architecture forms rise up (18:44-21:34). The coastline of buildings and beach sunbathers is panned at Rio de Janeiro. A beach volleyball game is watched by women in 1960s bathing suits. Sausages and fresh coconut milk is served. The Christ the Redeemer statue welcomes on Mount Corcovado. The view below is shown. A cable car moves towards Sugarloaf. Bands of Samba drummers excite the packed Carnival crowd. Floats and costumed dancers pack the streets (21:35-28:46).
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