• Short Summary

    Great travelogue showing the fabulousness of Miami, Key West and the Everglades.

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    Travelogue showing the wonders of Florida.

    Ocean Front - Miami Beach. Aerial views of the city showing hotels, beach, sea and swimming pools. High angle shot of spaghetti junction type road system. Pan American aircraft lands at Miami airport. Freeway shots. Sign towards Miami Beach. Oceanfront scenes - art deco hotels, palm trees, swimming pools, beach etc. People paddle in the sea. Boys on surfboards - no big waves, only tiddlers. Narrator observes that "Civilisation here is unashamedly preoccupied with the worship of sunshine." Two girls lay down on towels and sunbathe. Shots of other girls in bikinis soaking up the sun. Yachts on the sea. Girl walking through a shopping street in a bikini. Various shots of shoppers and a weird candy coloured "tramcar".

    Seaquarium. Views from the monorail. Various shots of the tourist attractions at the seaquarium. Performing dolphins. Underwater shots of the dolphins and L/S of them jumping for fish. Deep sea fishing. Man on prow of motor boat, another man fishing. Woman fisher wears outrageous blue hat and great sunglasses. Looks pretty mad but enjoying herself.

    Key West - various shots of the island's colonial homes and motels. Conch Tour Train is seen moving through the island with lots of passengers on board. Fishing boats and pelicans are seen. Children paddle in the water beside mangrove trees. Everglades - a family explore the National Park admiring bird life and views at Royal Palm Hammock (?). Lovely sunset shots of the Everglades.

    Night shots of Miami. Great music accompanies shots of neon light signs including McDonalds, the Gold Dust Motel, the Boulevard Drive In Cinema and "Wolfies". Night club shots. Go-go dancers struts their stuff on table tops - absolutely fantastic crazy dancing by bikini clad girls in fishnets! Swinging Sixties stuff - groovy man. Note: I think that this is the 007 Go-Go club at the Shelbourne Hotel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    473.03
    Media URN:
    4543
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:33:00 / 01:34:32:00
    Canister:
    CP 729

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