American soldiers in Paris; Louvre Palace
- Event Date
- US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Louise Rosen
Julius stands in a doorway with his mother and wife, Zelda. Zelda wearing a fur coat speaks. Large ship with steam rising from its two funnels. Pans right along the dock. Hill with various buildings. Views of the sea from a boat.
01:20:33 Julius and friend talking and laughing along the edge of the boat. Julius lifts a cigar to his mouth. Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in front of the Louvre Palace. A young girl in winter clothing leans on a stroller. A bearded man sits on a bench in the garden feeding the birds food from his pocket. Another view of the Louvre Palace. A woman plays the violin on a bridge with a Paris street in the background. Other bridges along the Seine River.
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Also in Julius Blatt Collection
This collection captures the art and architecture of Paris, France, primarily filmed by Julius Blatt, an American soldier. There are views of Paris streets, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Palais de Chaillot and the Tuileries Garden, amongst other Paris tourist spots. Blatt also films a lively show at the Folies Bergère, the famous Paris music hall and cabaret. After showing views from the window of a plane in flight, there are shots of American soldiers outside of the fence of a possible POW camp. They then board a boat, and the film ends back in Paris along the Seine River.
Paris street with crowds of pedestrians moving on the sidewalk. Cars drive along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Pans left on the crowded sidewalk. One woman speaks to two men in the street. An American soldier enters and exits a public restroom, smiling at the camera. WS of the Arc de Triomphe. 01:01:13 Julius Blatt walks towards the Arc de Triomphe as the camera pans left, tilts up, pans left and tilts back down to focus on Julius again. Julius walks across the busy street, looking at the camera as bikers and cars go past. Julius lights a cigarette with the Eiffel Tower in the background. He walks towards the camera smoking the cigarette. The camera tilts up on the Eiffel Tower. Henri Bouchard’s Apollon Musagète [Apollo with a Lyre] at the Palais de Chaillot. Camera pans up on a quote which says “Il dépend de celui qui passe - Que je sois tombe ou trésor - Que je parle ou me taise - Ceci ne tient qu' à toi - Ami n' entre pas sans désir” (It depends on who passes, Whether I be tomb or treasure; Whether I speak or am silent; This one depends on you. Friend, do not enter without desire). Camera tilts up from the gardens to the tip of the Eiffel tower. WS of the Palais de Chaillot. Shot pans left on a dense growth of trees. 01:04:32 Tuileries Garden with a view of the Louvre Palace on the left. Another angle of the Tuileries Garden from across the street. Treetops with the tip of the Eiffel tower barely visible in the distance. People exiting the Tuileries through the gates. Multiple shots of the Tuileries from the Rue de Rivoli. 01:06:54 Decorated theater curtains with an orchestra conductor below. Man in costume in front of a fairgrounds backdrop. Women dancing around a stage in costume and some in minimal clothing, likely at the Folies Bergère. Costume and backdrop changes. The cast stands on stage, with one woman in a large ballgown holding a heart-shaped paris scepter at center stage. Curtains close. Paris waterways. Image of boats overlayed on image of a bridge.
EXT shots of military planes, and a plane taking off. The propellors of plane 771 spin, preparing for take-off. People board plane V4. Aerial shots from plane show views of Paris and a chateau with large gardens. Clouds and the city below. 01:17:44 Two men stand in front of a military jeep smoking cigarettes. A young man in uniform walks towards the camera, hands in pockets and smiling. Building with an arched roof and a steeple has a sign in front that reads “Post Chapel”. 01:18:13 POW camp (?). Camera pans left to a plane, watchtower, a basketball court and rows of buildings. View from plane of wing and clouds.