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Around the World in California (1947)

Approved  |   |  Short, Documentary  |  17 May 1947 (USA)
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This MGM short, part James A. Fitzpatrick's Traveltalks series, takes the viewer to various sites around California. Sand dunes are compared to the deserts of Egypt and the All-American ... See full summary »

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This MGM short, part James A. Fitzpatrick's Traveltalks series, takes the viewer to various sites around California. Sand dunes are compared to the deserts of Egypt and the All-American canal is like the Nile. The vineyards of California produces 90% of the grapes in the US and are reminiscent of Europe while the date palms are from the Middle East. Bicycle tours are available in Beverly Hills, the land of the movie stars, and California's ranches are reminiscent of Argentina, Brazil or Spain. In Los Angles, many different communities are represented such as Chinatown or the Mexican quarter. All in all, a trip to California is like a trip around the world. Written by garykmcd

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A look at the variety of settings offered by California...
26 October 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A typical James A. FitzPatrick "TravelTalk" illustrates how much variety there is in California, which is why it can be used for so many settings by Hollywood's filmmakers.

We glimpse sand dunes stretching across the desert and now traversed by a modern highway; vineyards as a result of irrigation that produces a large portion of the world's grapes; date trees that provide sheltering palms; the City Hall area of Beverly Hills; Spanish and English architecture; ranches in open country, especially one owned by Leo Carrillo, Spanish character actor; and finally a look at Chinatown and its many tourist shops, as well as a Mexican street near the border where we see a man working on vases at a potter's wheel.

The brief tour is over before you know it but it does give an indication of the variety of the terrain in California.


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