Saturday, March 8, 2008

Franco-era clip 1974 Television Espanola New Year's Special

Someone has kindly and obsessively posted many propaganda newsreels from the Franco era, known as NO DO. He has also posted clips related to this horrific period in Spanish history related to the arts and pop culture. This is a clip from the 1974 New Year's Eve show on TVE featuring Lola Flores and, at the very end, noted comedic actress Lina Morgan and actor Andres Pajares. Priceless. This is fascinating not only because of the celebrities and the camp fashion but because it was the eve of 1975, the year the dictator finally died. I was living there in 1972-73 and returned in 1976, after Franco died.

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