• Short Summary

    Deep in the heart of the sun-shine State of Florida, U.S.A., in the town of?

  • Description

    Deep in the heart of the sun-shine State of Florida, U.S.A., in the town of Tampa, they have been holding a snow festival - a festival complete with ski-ing, skating, tobogganing and all the fun of a Swiss mountain resort.

    The fact that it never snows in Florida - at least no-one remembers it snowing - deterred no-one. A local ice manufacturing concern did the work of nature - the factory stuff is exactly like the real thing - and the festival opened in 81 degrees of heat.

    Mayor Nick Nuccio opened the festival with the air of a man who regularly opened snow festivals in Florida. Norwegian skier Lief Svendsen did his best to give an impression of a skier doing the real thing but literally fell down on the job. A bob sleigh team scattered the crowd.

    A snow queen called Sally and a team of sled dogs helped build up the act, which according to the local who had never seen snow before was very much like the real thing - but the European winter resorts are not on record with complaints about opposition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2MUGIY62G3TURT67QI1RB3P17
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MUGIY62G3TURT67QI1RB3P17
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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