• Short Summary

    Fantastic item follows two New York girls on their winter holiday to Bermuda.

  • Description

    Titles read: "VACATION DIARY..."


    Story opens in New York, where we see two pretty girlfriends in an apartment; one writes in her diary "Whee! We're going to Bermuda" - for a winter holiday. Great shots of the girls looking over the side of their liner, bound for Bermuda - wearing typical 1940s 'deck gear' - one even wears a sailor hat!

    They arrive on the island and are taken to their hotel in a horse-drawn carriage, travelling past a large white stone building on the way. Several shots throughout the story showing pages of the girl's diary as she records the events of each day. They have lunch on the sun terrace overlooking the sea while a local band play music - it looks heavenly! The girls visit Devil's Hole natural aquarium and feed the turtles and fish.

    Next we see them on the beach wearing beach pyjamas and meeting two handsome young men. Sometime later, the four of them go climbing over the rocks to a secluded beach. The girls find a cave and change into their fashionable skirted swimsuits, then set out the picnic while the men change behind some rocks. Both couples run into the glorious sea. High angle shot of couples in evening dress dancing on a terrace at dusk. Our glamorous foursome go for a moonlight sail on a yacht - how romantic!

    Cataloguer's note: this is great stuff! Fab footage of girls on holiday wearing fashionable 40s leisure clothes. I want to go too!

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:58:00 / 02:02:11:00
    PT 553

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