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Ship To Panama
Description: 1930s travelogue of a luxury cruise ship which stops off in Panama. Tourists sightseeing at the Gatun locks and on a guided boat down the Panama Canal. Footage in the old town of Panama City. Good footage of cruise ship passengers playing recreational games on the sun deck, dining at buffets, and gazing out at ocean vistas.
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Clip #: AD-39A
Length: 10:51
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Central America
Country: Panama
Subject: Ocean Liners
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930's, travelogues, Central America, Latin American, steamships, steamers, passenger ships, ocean liners, cruise ships, passenger liners, boats, cities, cruises, captains, eating, food, buffets, sundecks, sun decks, French Line, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, traditional culture, statues, trains, railroads, railroad cars, railroad cabins, transportation, tour guides, tour groups, tourists, sightseeing, traveling, vacations, voyages,lakes, deck games, activities, recreation, leisure, harbors, harbours, isthmus, locks, blindfolds, crawling, searching, cameramen, filmmakers, cinematographers, filming, seaplanes, movie cameras, canals,bridges, maps. Panama VS WS ships on large body of water. Ocean liner docked at pier. Woman handing something to person in train at station. Train POV (Panama Railroad) along coast, past buildings & parked cars. VS tour group at Gatun locks. VS tour guide speaking to tour group through megaphone. Locomotives (mules) operating on tracks parallel to locks. VS mules towing ship through locks. Train POV (Panama Railroad) along coast (probably Gatun Lake). Passengers riding in railroad car (man smiles at CAM). Passengers disembarking train at station. Passengers crossing gangplank & boarding ship, walking up to observation deck. VS tour group on sightseeing ship going down Panama Canal. VS tour guide speaking through megaphone & pointing out sights to tourists seated on deck. View from ship of another sightseeing ship going down Canal. VS from ship going down narrow part of Canal, passing other boats, rig working along banks. Tourists conversing. VS old houses / buildings & street scenes in old town (Casco Viejo). TD facade Metropolitan Cathedral in Plaza de la Catedral. TU bell tower of Metropolitan Cathedral. People walking in Plaza de la Cathedral. VS old houses / buildings & street scenes in old town (Casco Viejo). Change of guard on front steps of Palacio de las Garzas (Presidential Palace). LA Panama flag hanging from palace balcony. Row of moored boats on beach. Workers unloading fruit from boats & into crates. Panamanians relaxing in city square. Panama hats for sale. Captain on deck of docked ship. Sailor lowering gangplank to boat. HA captain / officers helping passengers walk across gangplank & board ship. HA passengers on deck w/ porters carrying luggage. HA ship departing. Hand pointing on map along Caribbean to Caribbean South America & Central America. HA passengers playing shuffleboard on cruise ship deck. VS cruise ship deck relay races between husbands & wives. Wives run over to lined up husbands & race to put ties on them & light their cigarettes. Winners smiling & cheering. Deck relay race w/ wives assisting blindfolded husbands who have to crawl & search for stones. Spectators laughing & pointing. Blindfolded man putting stones in bag. Woman distributes prizes to winners. (good shots, deck games, recreation, playing) Buffet table in ocean liner dining hall. VS servers / waiters at buffets serving food from large trays. VS large trays of food. Casually dressed passengers dining inside ocean liner. Latin American guard signaling.

Notes:
Transferred from an original 35mm nitrate negative which is no longer available.

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