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Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

Movie Siren Who Was Castaway In Bermuda

She remains best remembered for being Truly Scrumptious in name and appearance in the children’s classic “Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang” [1968] — but almost a decade earlier Sally Ann Howes’ comic turn as an English aristocrat who is stripped of her pretensions [and most of her heavy Edwardian couture] in Bermuda endeared her to an older... Read more of this article

Videos: “Queen’s” Launch, Post-War Cruise

Videos: “Queen’s” Launch, Post-War Cruise

Entering Service in February 1933 the “Queen of Bermuda” was one of two luxury liners known as “the Honeymoon Ships” and “the Millionaires Ships.” Built at the Vickers Armstrong shipyard in Scotland, sister ships “Monarch of Bermuda” and “Queen of Bermuda” were ordered by Furness Bermuda Line in... Read more of this article

Video: Jonathan Winters’ “Passage To Bermuda”

Video: Jonathan Winters’ “Passage To Bermuda”

Antic funnyman Jonathan Winters — whose inspired flights of comedic fancy were once famously recruited in the service of Bermuda’s sedate tourism industry — died on Thursday [Apr. 11] at his home in California. He was 87. In 1963 Mr. Winters [pictured] was deliberately cast very much against type when he hosted and narrated “Passage... Read more of this article

Historic Video: Bermuda Easter Lily Farm

Historic Video: Bermuda Easter Lily Farm

It was once said Bermuda was known as “The Easter Isle” for a million good reasons — that was the estimated size of the island’s annual crop of lilies when the industry was at its peak. This historic video was shot during the Easter season in the 1920s at the farm of Malcolm Hollis – then one of Bermuda’s most prominent lily growers... Read more of this article

Video: Island Cleaned Up With Soap Exposure

Video: Island Cleaned Up With Soap Exposure

Bermuda tourism cleaned up in terms of TV exposure when two popular CBS soap operas did location shooting on the island in the 1980s and ’90s. While they were appearing in “As The World Turns”, future movie siren Meg Ryan and one-time “Man From UNCLE” TV show star David McCallum appeared in a number of  sequences shot aboard... Read more of this article

Video: Michael Jackson Rocks Bermuda’s World

Video: Michael Jackson Rocks Bermuda’s World

When self-styled Peter Pan Of Pop Michael Jackson descended on Bermuda in June, 1991 with 11-year-old child star Macaulay Culkin in tow, a media frenzy broke out at the Princess Hotel in Hamilton. The local press — which for decades has taken a hands-off approach to visiting celebrities, allowing them to enjoy their Bermuda vacations unmolested... Read more of this article

Video: Vintage “Bermuda Holiday” Footage

Video: Vintage “Bermuda Holiday” Footage

A short Bermuda tourism promotional film — probably shot in the immediate post-World Two era — shows visitors making their way around the island on rented push-bikes as well as rented horses. Bermuda’s longstanding ban on private cars and motor vehicles was lifted in 1946 and while a handful of automobiles can be glimpsed in “Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Dancing In The Streets Of Hamilton, 1959

Video: Dancing In The Streets Of Hamilton, 1959

He was perhaps best known as the high-stepping lasso dancer Will Parker in the 1955 film version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” — but Hollywood and Broadway hoofer Gene Nelson also capered his way down the streets of Hamilton and onto the deck of the luxury liner “Queen of Bermuda” in a 1959 NBC... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1930s Trip To Bermuda

Historical Video: 1930s Trip To Bermuda

Step back in time with the video below from 80 years ago, with 16mm film footage posted online documenting a family trip to Bermuda in the 1930s aboard the SS Monarch of Bermuda. The seven minute video includes footage of the Bermudiana Hotel, Aquarium, Front Street, Elbow Beach and more. Related PostsHistorical Video: Bermuda As It Was... Read more of this article

Documentary Preview: ‘In The Hour Of Victory’

Documentary Preview: ‘In The Hour Of Victory’

The Bermuda Documentary Film Festival later this month features the world premiere of award winning Bermudian director Lucinda Spurling’s film, “In the Hour of Victory,” which is based on the book by Senator Jonathan Smith. Senator Smith published “In The Hour Of Victory” — based on letters his grandfather Major Toby Smith sent to... Read more of this article


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