Candid Camera in Moscow, 1961

Since it began as a radio program back in 1947, Candid Camera, a hidden camera reality television series, has been a favorite in American homes. In 1961, the show featured “the most unusual Candid Camera visit right to the very heart of Moscow.” Host Durward Kirby promised to bring viewers something “a little different”. In the show, Candid Camera showed just a few square miles around the Kremlin – tiny part of the vast country. According to the camera operator, capturing footage with the hidden camera was always a challenge. The fact, that they were even allowed to film random strangers was surprising to him. Hence, here is the hidden cam footage of the “strange” Soviet Russia – circa 1961.

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