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Gonzales Report [with guests Mexican Marine Band]
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Identifier: e_hbg_0074
Title: Gonzales Report [with guests Mexican Marine Band]
Description: Weekly public address from Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez to his constituents in Bexar County, Texas. Features a guest appearance from the Mexican Marine Band String Quintet, accompanied by Navy escorts Lieutenant Edsen [no first name given] and Captain Al Holland (from Alice, Texas). Band members named are Gomez Rodriguez (band leader?), Jose Maria Salomon (guitar), Jorge Richie Velasco (accordion), Balthazar Rosas (second violin), Carlos Moreno (road manager?), Perrino Rodriguez (first violin) and Cesar Jiminez (singer). Mentions the band meeting Eva Sámano Bishop, the first lady of Mexico. Speaking of the Navy’s instruction position in Vera Cruz, Gonzalez comments, "It means a tremendous step forward in the approximation of the nations in the Western Hemisphere, and more particularly, the continuation and the strengthening of the bonds of friendship and good relations that exist between our country and the republic to the south of us, Mexico." Also features San Antonio architect Frank M. Valdez and lawyer Thomas J. Guardia. Gonzalez mentions recent show visit from students from Argentina’s war college and a radio show with leaders of Chile and Ecuador broadcast on Voice of America. Has opening that shows United States and Texas state flags while the song "Happy Days Are Here Again" is heard. Black and white picture with sound. Leader reads, "Gonzalez-English O+C [open and close] 16-D."
City: Washington (D.C.)
Country: United States
Date: 1963/06/16
Creator: Gonzalez, Henry B.
Source: Gonzalez (Henry B.) Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2004-127/330
Folder: 14
Format: Film negative
Size: 16mm
Duration: 14 minutes, 43 seconds