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Description: Home movies taken by a wealthy family on vacation at the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida in the 1930s
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Clip #: TFA-67F-1
Length: 3:51
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Florida
City: St Petersburg
Subject: Amateur film
Original: 16mm
1930s Florida vacation men with hats in chairs sitting on veranda, tourists, Vinoy hotel cars, woman taking movie St Petersburg Shuffle Board Club shuffleboard players woman smiling shaking hands blimp in sky chauffeur POV from car getting into car

The Vinoy Hotel is a Mediterranean Revival styled hotel located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. It was built by Aymer Vinoy Laughner. Construction began on February 5, 1925 and took 10 months to complete. The hotel was originally called the Vinoy Park and was a seasonal hotel open from around December to March. Rates were $20.00 a night, the highest in the area at that time. The hotel was a popular destination for celebrities ranging from Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and Jimmy Stewart.

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