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The Magic of Mexico
Description: A film about Mexico by the Humble Oil & Refinery Co.
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Clip #: TFA-163C
Length: 28:28
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1950s, Mexico, woman with flower in hair, Acapulco, bright colored flowers along beach with mountain on other side of sea, old city street, ancient temple, fountain, cars driving near fountain, airplane pov clouds, train pov through mountainous countryside, bus and cars driving on highway, Mexico City, bus and cars driving on Paseo de la Reforma with modern high rise buildings, traffic and people outside Palacio de Bellas Artes, traffic on Paseo de la Reforma in front of Fountain of Diana the Huntress, street scenes, pedestrians and traffic near park, fountain in park, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral facade, National Autonomous University of Mexico campus, Central Library, Chapultepec park, Chapultepec Castle, people walking atop Chapultepec Castle, Maximilian's private quarters, mural, El Ángel / Angel of Independence on Paseo de la Reforma, school boys honoring national heroes, flower market, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, gondolas on canals, charros competing in charreada, rodeo, bystanders in stands applauding and cheering, twisting of the bull's tail event, Colas en el Lienzo / Coleadero / Steer Tailing, charritas / girls riding horseback in rodeo event, bullfighting, buses and cars driving on road, Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Tula pyramid, Toltec statues, Monte Albán ruins, Monte Alban pyramid complex, pilgrims including in costumes playing musical instruments and performing ancient dances paying homage at Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, women washing clothes in stream, man carrying eggs in baskets balanced on pole on his back, mother weaving basket as daughter braids handle, brightly colored flowers, girl walking while holding umbrella over head, cars driving on highway, Monterrey, traffic, pedestrians, modern buildings, factories, Cerro de la Silla / Saddle Hill, aerial tramway, Horsetail Falls, people riding horses on trail ride near falls, San Miguel de Allende, La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, woman painting cityscape with La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, car pov driving on winding road and old city streets to plaza, Taxco, cityscape with Santa Prisca Church, Spanish Colonial Architecture, Santa Prisca Church, surf crashing onto rocks, Acapulco, bright colored flowers along beach with mountain on other side of sea, people on beach, traffic along promenade, resort outdoor swimming pool, shore, Mexico City - Oaxaca train pov through mountainous countryside, train pov arriving at station, train pov Popocatépetl / Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, Oaxaca, cityscape, San Pablo Guelatao, pedestrians including carrying items on their heads walking on street past vendors selling goods, men doing construction on Benito Juárez's childhood home, boy picking lime from tree, Benito Juárez statue, Benito Juarez statue, Central Mexico, Indians / indigenous people celebrating town's patron saint during fiesta, indigenous adults and children performing folk dances, bus driving on rural road, truck driving on rural road with farmer guiding oxen alongside road, father and daughter making rope from plant fibers, bus driving on road, Uruapan, park, Parque National Barranca del Cupatitzio, fountain, Pátzcuaro, Patzcuaro, men in masks and hats performing Dance of the Old Men, orchids, Patzcuaro Indian Market, vendors selling goods, vendor seasoning roasted corn on cob and giving to boy, boy eating corn on cob, family paddling in boat, Janitzio fishing village, José María Morelos statue overlooking red tiled roofs on hillside, Jose Maria Morelos statue, fisherman making fishing net, fishermen in boats using butterfly shape nets to catch fish on Lake Pátzcuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, Guadalajara, Guadalajara Cathedral, fountain in Plaza de la Liberacion, garden, ivy covered house, Mazatlán, Mazatlan, cityscape, beachside boulevard, fishing boats in harbor, marlin fish hanging from tails on deck, horse drawn carriages and cars traveling on beachside palm lined avenue, araña horse drawn carriage pov traveling through town, arana, colorful home, flowering trees on street, street scenes, pedestrians, people pulling / pushing carts on street, Puerto Vallarta, people on beach and in water, man carrying fish catch in from water. boy selling broiled mackerel on sticks to men sitting on beach, men sitting on beach squeezing lemon juice on fish and eating, people sitting on beach chairs under palm trees, boy lying on stomach in water as surf rolls in, man on surf board in water, fishing boat and people on floating raft near beach, hotels and palm thatched huts along beach, Yelapa, beach, people relaxing on beach and in water, thatched roof houses, waterfall, man paddling in boat near shore, rocky inlet, beach huts, sunset over coast, anchored fishing boats, pelicans diving into water, surf rolling over rocks, nightlife, cars driving on city street at night, family dining at restaurant as Mariachi band performs, man and women performing folk dance, neon signs on street illuminated at night, men playing Basque pelota on court, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico performance, woman with flower in hair

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