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Belles of the South Seas
Description: A tour through the South Sea islands including Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Pago Pago, Papua and Kalabahai
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Clip #: TFA-26B
Length: 9:20
Year: 1944
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Eugene Castle
Region: South Pacific
Original: 16mm
Belles of the South Seas � Various Tahiti harbour, couple walks on road, she with umbrella, native women walk with white dresses and hats. � New Zealand, native Maori men wearing only short skirts walk by, various native women dressed in native clothes at hot spring pool, woman and boy meet and press noses, man chiselling wood, various wood statues. � Fiji, various village and huts, men play crude instruments as girls dance. � Samoan Islands, Pago Pago, Pan governor�s mansion where Robert :Louis Stevenson lived, his tomb, man climbs tall palm tree with hands and feet, drops coconuts, CU mans tattooed back and legs, woman shows grass skirt, man weaves basket from fronds. Various many women sitting on ground wave hands with fronds, sing and move knees in unison. � Papua and Kalabahi, LS houses on stilts in water, young boys on outrigger dugout, MS primitive houses, young women wearing only skirts carry loads, woman swings a baby in hanging net, young ones on women�s backs, CU tattoos on women�s backs, CUs young bare breasted women. Various, man wearing large ornate feathered head dress, man with ornament thru his nose, CUs native men and women with bushy hairdos, many natives side by side dance, CU legs and feet, bangles on legs, LS sun setting palm tree in silhouette. e

16mm duplicate in Box 90.

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