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Chasing The Sun
Description: A theatrical travelogue about an Austrian poster artist traveling to Florida in the 1950s
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Clip #: TFA-189
Length: 29:59
Year: 1956
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Florida
Subject: Art
Original: 35mm
1950s, Austria, Dachstein, artist on snow-covered mountain slope sketching dog, artists painting posters in studio, PAA, Vienna, artist carrying portfolio walking on streets, Amerika Haus, artist looking at window display, men carrying suitcases walking on street and into Pan American World Airways office, passengers boarding PAA airplane via rolling stairs, man looking out airplane window, airplane taking off, airplane in flight, New York City, AERIAL Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyscrapers, traffic and buildings in Times Square, skyscrapers, people walking up stairs from subway, Empire State Building, pedestrians walking on sidewalks and crossing street, Florida, Miami, AERIAL Miami Beach coast, hotels and traffic, car POV driving on palm tree lined street, woman sunbathing next to pool, parrots and birds, people on beach with palm trees, artist seated on ledge sketching Biscayne Bay, car POV city street neon signs lit up at night, Sarasota, night parade, floats of women in costumes going down street, seated bystanders watching parade and applauding as floats go by, women on floats waving, Cypress Gardens, artist seated on bench sketching lagoon, Southern Belles waving to people in boats, boat POV going past Southern Belles waving from shore, brightly colored foliage and cypress trees, Southern Belles watching artist sketch, smiling Southern Belle, artist sketching Southern Belle seated on grass, Monkey Jungle, chimpanzees playing piano and drum set, bystanders applauding, chained chimpanzee and trainer throwing beach ball back and forth, chimpanzee kicking beach ball and doing backflips, chimpanzees wearing Native American headdresses dancing and playing drum, man in audience filming with camera, chimpanzees pretending to be cowboys and pushing toy rifle, blindfolded chimpanzee walking tightrope forwards and backwards, people in cage with monkeys looking at them from the outside, people feeding monkeys through cage, Jungle Gardens, artist seated on grass sketching flamingos in lake, flamingos wading and swimming in water, greyhound racing, attendants leading greyhounds on racetrack into starting box, bystanders watching race, starting box opening and greyhounds taking off, greyhounds racing around track, attendants approaching greyhounds at finish, boat POV traveling through Everglades National Park, men in motorboat with artist looking through binoculars, birds perched on trees and in flight, herons, egrets, spoonbills, pelicans, wood ibis colony, wood storks, artist talking to man throwing food to alligators and crocodiles in pen, crocodiles fighting each other, trainer in pen wrestling alligator as bystanders watch from other side, man prying open alligator's mouth and holding open with his chin, children applauding from being fence, man lying on top of flipped over alligator rubbing his neck and making it fall asleep, Snake Park, serpentarium, large snake statue outside building, trainer hand capturing king cobra as bystanders watch, scared bystanders backing away from snake, cobra being force fed it's own venom, men carrying motorboat from roof of car to water, men traveling in rowboat, men fishing from boat, man pulling fish catch out of water, Windley Key, Islamorada, Theater of the Sea, swordfish and shark swimming, bystanders watching man hand feed sea turtle, stingray swimming, person hand feeding and petting stingray, porpoise show, porpoises doing tricks for trainer and bystanders, porpoise jumping out of water to catch items from trainer, Parrot Jungle, parrots, macaws and cockatoos perched on trees and visitors, cockatoo perched on smiling woman, little girl carrying parrot, parrot show, parrot pulling out nested cans to get out seed, caged monkey pulling out nested cans and climbing on tree branch, caged parrot pulling up bowl, trainer making parrots roll over, trainer swinging parrots holding onto each other, parrot rocking on swing and climbing up chain, trainer making parrot on its head, parrot climbing up and down rope to eat food, artist sketching parrots, parrots talking, parrots looking at sketch, Weeki Wachee Springs, mermaids performing underwater ballet show, Cypress Gardens, Southern Belles waving as car pulls up and women in swimsuits get out, women in swimsuits carrying water skis running followed by Southern Belles, bystanders seated on grass watching and applauding, waterski show, women and men holding confederate flag waterskiing in formation, women dressed in leotards and tutus doing port de bras ballet arm movements while waterskiing, female water skiers dressed in leotards and tutus stopping on beach and curtsying, water skier Don Nicholas waterskiing on canoe paddle, man waterskiing on shoe skies, man waterskiing on bare feet, water ski acrobats doing acrobatics off ramps, clown performing tricks while waterskiing on chair balanced on saucer, clown acrobats performing tricks while waterskiing off ramps, female water skiers carrying red flags waterskiing in formation, artist talking to Southern Belles, artist taking boat ride down Cypress Gardens lagoon with Southern Belles, boat POV traveling through blossom lined lagoon, Southern Belles smiling and waving from shore to people in boat, who wave back

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