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Treasure of Lucaya
Description: A reporter finds love in Lucaya, Grand Bahama while covering a story about the discovery of buried treasure.
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Clip #: TFA-282A
Length: 28:56
Year: 1965
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: Caribbean
Country: Freeport
Subject: Hotels
Original: 16mm
1960s, Caribbean, Bahamas, Grand Bahamas, Freeport, Lucaya, man recounting to friend about sending reporter to Lucaya to cover discovery of buried treasure, aircraft marshaller directing BOAC plane to gate, British Overseas Airways Corporation, passengers including reporter deplaning onto tarmac, Afro-Caribbean band playing as tourists carrying luggage walk towards airport terminal, Little Sparrow with the Freeport Singers, driver assisting reporter into car and driving him to Lucaya Beach Hotel, policeman directing traffic at intersection including double decker bus with sign “Treasure of Lucaya,” car arriving at hotel and reporter checking in, porter carrying suitcase showing reporter to his room, reporter looking at newspaper about treasure discovery, porter pointing out location of treasure discovery from balcony to reporter, beach, reporter visiting hotel casino, male and female guests playing casino games, craps, blackjack, twenty-one, 21, roulette, slots, slot machines, reporter observing other guests playing casino games and playing slots, reporter brushing teeth and going to sleep, reporter dreaming about winning big at craps and roulette accompanied by glamorous woman but only receiving shells when he cashes in chips, reporter waking up startled from dream, reporter talking to editor from Freeport News who arranges for him to interview man who discovered buried treasure, men discovering buried treasure of antique silver coins underwater while skin diving, attractive woman water skiing, female newspaper staff member from Freeport News joining interview and assisting visiting reporter by posing for photograph near swimming pool and escorting him back to office, female newspaper staff member and male reporter driving through Freeport in convertible picking up her brother at Freeport High School and dropping him off at home along way, road signs for Sunrise Highway and Beachway Drive, Silvia Gill Secretarial College, The Pub On The Mall, policeman directing traffic at intersection, double decker busses, female newspaper staff member and male reporter pulling up to Freeport News office and walking into building, female newspaper staff member introducing male reporter to editor and showing him photos of Freeport before 1960s development, fisherman, silhouetted palm trees at sunrise / sunset, waves rolling onto beach and crashing onto reef, lighthouse, ancient cemetery, graves, ruins of wall, skin diver swimming underwater, aerial Freeport and Lucaya, construction, heavy machinery, Volkswagen dealership, banks, U.S. Steel mill, Syntex plant, Holiday Inn, BOAC plane parked on tarmac, houses, flambé dish being prepared table-side for male reporter and female newspaper staff member, male and female dancers fire eating and dancing limbo accompanied by band, fire eater, dancing, Teddy Greaves singing, male reporter and female newspaper staff member sitting at The Pancake House counter and laughing, darkness blanketing buildings at night and sunrise, waves gently lapping on shore at sunrise, boy delivering newspaper on bicycle and throwing onto lawn, harbor, man and woman fishing from fishing boat, beach, water recreational activities, water skiing, shooting, golf, golfers using golf cart, golfer finding golf ball in convertible, male reporter and female newspaper staff member looking at shells on beach and running into water holding hands, male reporter talking to boss while female newspaper staff member sits nearby, Port Authority executives responsible for Freeport Lucaya development, male reporter kissing female newspaper staff member and boarding BOAC plane, male reporter telling newspaper chief about what he has learned from trip and plans to return to Freeport, newspaper chief paying waitress and saying goodbye to friend as he prepares to board plane to Freeport, palm trees silhouetted at sunrise / sunset, Princess Resort and Casino

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