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Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1932

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1932

Bermuda has long been a premium destination for travelers, especially for those looking to escape a harsh Canadian winter, and the video below, the second of two 16mm reels to be digitized, depicts just such a journey in 1932, with this clip primarily shot in Bermuda. Much of Bermuda’s early twentieth century charm is apparent in the short video,... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

An underwater experiment that began off Bermuda in 1964 and was purported to have ended with the death of an aquanaut in 1969 yielded techniques which the U.S. Navy used during the Cold War. In 1964, SeaLab I was lowered a few miles off the coast of Bermuda, with the experimental underwater habitat developed by the U.S. Navy to research the effects... Read more of this article

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Sailors taking part in the biennial Newport Bermuda yacht race have been enjoying the event for many years, as this archival footage of the 1966 edition of the race shows. The event goes ahead on even-numbered years, taking participants across 1,175 km of open ocean between Newport, Rhode Island and Bermuda.The race was first performed in 1906 after... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Hamilton In The 1960s

Historical Video: Hamilton In The 1960s

This video gives us a look at Hamilton as it existed in the 1960s from a cruise liner tourist’s point of view, courtesy of the Huntley Film Archives Bermuda. The video’s narrator said, “Hamilton is the first stop for cruise passengers. The liners dock right at Front Street, where fabulous shops offer luxury goods at bargain prices. “World... Read more of this article

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


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