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What Russians in Moscow saw from America in 1959
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:42:10 AM »
An Cultural Exchange program exhibition fair in Moscow in 1959 brought many artifacts to Russia for the  first time.

A documentary made by D. A. Pennebaker in Moscow in 1959.

Every imaginable part of American life was represented.
Donald duck sang.
Many asked if Pepsi was benzene or would it make you drunk?
Jazz music.
Smokey the Bear.
Automobiles, lawn mowers, Jeeps, Cars with fins.
American Square dancing.
Fashion shows. To the tune of "Singing in the rain."
Polaroid instant cameras.
Art exhibiitions.
Photos by W. Eugene Smith.
A library of English books.
American Food.
Jackson Pollack, Stuart Davis.
Is Abstract art decorative art and not fine art?
Variety of art represents freedom!