Puerto Rico and Jamaica, 1959

21.28 minutes
Scope and content:

RL10157-F16-0016 Puerto Rico, Jamaica, 1959 Reversal original, 16mm, silent, color 21.28 minutes

• title card: "Islands in the Sun: Puerto Rico, Jamaica, St. Thomas" • Dorothy and friends (possibly family?) sunbathing, hamming it up for the camera • people relaxing in waterfalls • underexposed, hard to see • woman climbs into car • funicular • aerial views of lush landscape and ocean • fellow travelers outside of hotel? • British flag; probably in Jamaica • lush landscape • travelers climb into car outside of hotel? • men ride bicycles, pull goats on a leash • young girl on side of the road • sign: "Jamaica Inn" • palm tree and ocean • resort, beach scenes • street scenes, shot from a moving car • monument • houses, shot from a moving car • uniformed man in front of constabulary station • woman selling produce at roadside stand • traffic jam? cars stopped, people gathered • another shot of produce stand • group standing outside of bus • police car • cars stationary on road • people stand on the roadside, shot from inside a car • woman carries a bundle on her head • man rides by on donkey • women carry baskets on their heads • street scenes • fellow traveler beside fenced garden • fellow traveler in the middle of the road, vehicle approaches from behind • street scenes • sign: "JAA Bog Walk" • shots of unidentified building with fenced garden in front • shots of "Tom Cringle's Cotton Tree," including sign • cart hauling palm fronds, shot from behind • street scenes, shot from inside car • shops • women waving straw hats • traffic cop directs traffic • sidewalk and street scenes, including fellow travelers • directional sign: "Victoria Crafts Market" • street and sidewalk scenes • group of children walk toward the camera • young girl and father pose for camera • young boys play on the sidewalk, hamming it up for the camera • street scenes from car, including traffic cops • fellow travelers stand beneath sign: "Welcome to Victoria Crafts Market: The All-Jamaican Shopping Centre" • boats on the water, at dock • woman embellishing hats • advertisement: Welcome to Jamaica See the Exciting Mid-Day Native Floor Show at New Bamboo Club • fellow travelers climb into car • Dorothy poses for camera in garden • Dorothy and friend pose in front of flower garden that spells out "Welcome to Hope" • garden, flowers • patio seating at restaurant, fellow travelers and other tourists drink, eat, dance • Dorothy and friends balance drinks on their heads • Dorothy and friends drink • traditionally dressed Jamaican musicians play and dance for tourists on patio • lots of dancing! • man walks to car, stormy day • life preserver: Arawak Hotel, Jamaica, B.W.I. • exteriors of the Arawak Hotel • fellow travelers sunbathe on the beach • birds fly overhead • Dorothy and fellow travelers walk from beach to hotel pool • each poses with life preserver framing their face • overexposed shot of ocean • fellow travelers swimming in ocean • boats in water: sailboat, glass bottom boat, etc. • beach filled with beachgoers, pier • pool at the Arawak Hotel? • Dorothy? in swimming cap swims out to friend on raft • the Margolins? runs out into ocean together, swims back to shore • another couple does the same • buffet meal • hotel pool • back to the mealtime • sign: "670 New York" • sign: "Avianca Colombian National Airway" • shots of Avianca plane on tarmac • interiors of plane, underexposed • shots of clouds, propeller, sunset from airplane window


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