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“You Belong To Me” Film To Screen On April 7th

“You Belong To Me” Film To Screen On April 7th

The U.S. Consulate General and the Adult Library will showcase another film as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series. Coming to the Library at 6.00pm on April 7 will be “You Belong to Me,” a historical documentary produced by Jude Hagin and Hilary Saltzman. “You Belong to Me” tells the story of... Read more of this article

Historical Video: A Look Around Bermuda In 1967

Historical Video: A Look Around Bermuda In 1967

Take a step back in time with this video, which spends a full 30 minutes showing off Bermuda in 1967, with the footage including a look at scenes from around the island. Opening with aerial shots as visitors presumably make their way to Bermuda, the footage includes views of the City of Hamilton, island hotels, and other sights sure to be scene by visitors... Read more of this article

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

“Bermuda, Bermuda, now you know the rest of the story,” ended a broadcast from Paul Harvey on his 1970′s radio series “The Rest of the Story,” following an enthusiastic telling of the tale of the founding of Bermuda in 1609. “The Rest of the Story” was a radio program originally hosted by Mr. Harvey that saw... Read more of this article

Video: Geraldine Fitzgerald’s ‘Bermuda’ In 1962

Video: Geraldine Fitzgerald’s ‘Bermuda’ In 1962

There have been many odes to Bermuda written and sung over the years, with the songs generally brimming with praise for the island, its people, and its climate, but Geraldine Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Bermuda” in 1962 rather brings to mind visions of lost love and heartache. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1913, Ms. Fitzgerald made her... Read more of this article

Video: A Bermuda Cruise Vacation In 1936

Video: A Bermuda Cruise Vacation In 1936

Bermuda has long been a vacation destination, with this 1936 video highlighting some of the favorite spots on the island for cruise ship passengers arriving aboard the SS Berengaria. The video opens by highlighting the vessel itself, quickly showing the stark differences – and some of the similarities – between the 1936 Berengaria and modern... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

A promotional film about Bermuda and what it has to offer tourists shot during the 1960s sums up a glowing review of the island and its attractions, calling it a “heavenly haven” that offers visitors “serenity.” The video’s narrator says, “Set down like the a multicoloured jewel on the bosom of the azure Atlantic,... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1957 Bermuda Beach Fashion

Historical Video: 1957 Bermuda Beach Fashion

This 1957 video that showcases beachwear popular in Bermuda at that time offers a particular focus on bathing suit styles, highlighting the island’s draw for those looking to escape harsh northern winters in favour of sun and beaches. The video’s voice over says, “Bermuda, which has given us shorts and the onion, here offers some stylish... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1968

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1968

A 1968 video that aims to promote everything that Bermuda had to offer to visitors at the time has surfaced on YouTube, giving viewers the ability to take a look at the island as it existed nearly 50 years ago. The video’s voice over says, “30,000 feet above the Atlantic, heading for the sun. On this journey, there’s more than a hint... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Videos: Bermuda Experience Depicted In 1971

Two videos have surfaced showing Bermuda as it existed in 1971, depicting visitors indulging in a series of leisure activities at various island locales, including swimming, sports, and more. The videos are without sound, leaving viewers to focus on the many different scenes portrayed. The first video opens by showing off some of the island’s... Read more of this article

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical Video Depicts Visitor Fashion In 1950

Historical archivists Critical Past have posted a video showing off the fashion sense of American college students as they arrive for a 1950 vacation in Bermuda. The one minute long video depicts college students arriving in Bermuda for a vacation on April 13, 1950. Students are shown arriving by airplane, sitting on the beach, playing golf, and generally... Read more of this article

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