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Staged (comic) sequence in Zakopane

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.3943 | Film ID: 3001

A comic sequence of an individual dressed in a furry bear costume who teases passersby on the streets of Zakopane in central Poland. CU of the bear hiding in bushes along the roadside. A young girl in traditional central Polish dress walks by on cue, and the bear jumps out of the bushes, feigning to attack the young girl. The girl laughs and plays along. Two takes of this action. The bear then proceeds to walk into the center of the road, and approach two men on a horse drawn cart. The bear plays with the cart and the horse, attempting to get the horse to move, eventually the driver of the carriage gets the horse moving again. The bear proceeds to harass another horse drawn carriage, then returns to the sidewalk and begins to flirt with two peasant women. They smile, but continue on their way. Cut to the bear sitting on the bench with a young man next to him, and a small dog at his feet. Two school boys in their uniforms pass by and pretend to be frightened. A woman walks past, puts her head down, and pays no attention. A young man approaches and they begin to struggle. In the BG, a hand painted sign reading: "Sabala" is visible hanging from the eaves of a buidling. A man stops to take a photograph of the young man fighting with the bear. The man hands the bear money in exchange for his services.

Film Title
Poland 1936
Event:  1936
Production:  1937
Zakopane, Poland
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:45:13
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