Carmel Newsreel II-170, March 14, 1955

Adloyada Purim Carnival in Tel Aviv, 1955

6 Minutes, 1955
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
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The Adloyada parade of 1955 in Tel Aviv. A poster for the event. An audience gathering under flags. A large paper mache puppet head. Stage workers add finishing touches to the parades floats and large puppets, under the supervision of artistic planner Moshe Halevi and municipal representative Chaim Halperin. Costumed pedestrians pass by a display window with a puppet. Women prepare at a beauty salon and receive cosmetic and hair treatments. A woman presents her makeup and hair-do. Spectators crowd on terraces and rooftops to watch the parade. A woman makes up a parade participant dressed in Bedouin garb. A float parade. Floats representing the Second Aliyah followed by folk-dancers. A float with a large puppet of Bacchus the wine god, sent from Italy. Floats with orchestras representing the capital Shushan and various scenes from the book of Esther with giant puppets. Floats representing the Kanfei Nesharim Aliyah. Children applaud. Floats representing Tel Avivs development, with a sculpture of Meir Dizengoff and city building scenery. Puppets on donkey carriages representing Keren Hayesods developing settlements. Floats of the Carmel Mizrahi wine company and the Lieber chocolate company. Floats presenting agricultural produce by the Council for Citrus Fruit Marketing and Amir-Biaf. Float by Latinok company and El Al, accompanied by a flying hamentaschen. Trucks representing the in-gathering of the exiles, including British and South African delegations. Trucks with folk-dancers of various ethnicities. Mass folkdancing is seen in the street.

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