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Clip #: AD-39B
Library: Getty Images
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Central America
Subject: Ocean Liners
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,
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.
VS ships in harbor.
SS Cuba ocean liner in harbor going past CAM (good shot).
Curacao natives riding bicycles.
Curacao policeman directing traffic.
Female tourist buying clothes from shop.
VS passengers on cruise ship leaning against railing
looking out at coast.
Man reflectively gazing out at coastal vista from ocean liner deck
(good shot, passengers, voyages, cruises).
Unidentified city (Buenos Aires?)
VS city w/ European architecture & bridges crossing river.
HA people playing tennis along banks of city.
HA crates in shipyard.
Statue of Virgin Mary w/ baby Jesus.
WS bridge spanning over river.
VS European buildings along banks of river w/ Ferris Wheel in distance.
Mother & baby swans swimming in pond.
People dining at balcony table overlooking scenic coast.
Tourist removing shell from fruit & eating.
VS man taking shower (very dark).
Caucasian tourists (Andre de la Varre & Burton Holmes) near Equator marker,
De la Varre hands overcoat to Sumatran child & walks away laughing & waving (joking).
MS De la Varre posing next to Equator marker w/ “aequator” sign.
Key Largo, Florida?
Cameraman / filmmaker (Andre de la Varre) on seaplane adjusting movie camera.
VS seaplane accelerating across water & preparing to take off.
Transferred from an original 35mm nitrate negative which is no longer available.