Film: 9538

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | Colour


Holiday In Madeira 1950's

Thomas Cook promotional Lifebelt of ship "Venus. Bergen." People dressed warmly on deck. Woman enters her cabin. Mahogany wood. She takes a dress from wardrobe, sits at dressing-table and takes off earring. Captain on bridge. Hand turns a dial on a box - this is to adjust the stabilizers. People on deck-chairs. Deck quoits. Shuffleboard. Lift to lounge where couple emerge and order from steward. Norwegian cold table for luncheon, meats and self-service - a smorgasbord. Chef helps serve women. Barman gives drinks to waiter. Ship's orchestra and dancing. Dinner suits. Madeira in sight. Bridge - steering. Land seen through masts and ropes. People crowd to side of ship. Bay of Funchal. Sea-borne merchants - locals sell goods from moving boats. Boy dives for silver coins and shows them to camera. Ship at anchor. Disembarkation by launch. Luggage goes by barge. Taxi. Getting out of taxi at hotel. Unloading suitcases from boot. Atlantic Hotel terrace. Miramar Hotel. Deckchairs on the lawn. Savoy Hotel. Flower girls sells lilies, camellias. Waiter serves people at outdoor table. Savoy's swimming-pool. Tennis court. Reeds Hotel. Waiter brings drink to lady on balcony. People walk in gardens. Water-skiing. People on beach. Swimming-costumes. Bikini. Man water-skis and woman water-skis on large board. Wearing straw hats on beach. Panorama of funchal Bay. The Governor's Palace. Statue of Zarco the discoverer. Statue of Henry the Navigator. Streets. English church. Anglican Church. Couple enter. Prazo do muncipio square. Single-decker bus. Girls walk with flowers on heads. Shopkeeper shows crafts to women. English Country Club. Banana plantation. Oranges, lemons, prickly pears growing. Stalls in market. Entering coach for tour of island. On coach. Happy faces. Man smokes pipe. Long shot of coach. Terraced mountains. Camara de Lobos - harbour. "Churchill's village". Boats on beach. Fishermen play animated cards. Boats' names in close-up. Faces of fishermen. Cliffs - second highest in world. Terrace 2000 feet higher than sea. Remote village. Goatherd and goats entering gorse. Golf. Remote northern coast. Waterfall. Waterfall near road tunnel. Willow trees cut and stripped for export. Making wicker chairs. Cottage industry. Bending willow. Men wear unusual hats. Skilled works. Porta da Cruz. Table mountain. Cruzinhas village - women and girls stitching tablecloth. Fine embroidery. Samples of embroidery. Madeira gardens. Close-ups of several plants including camellias and orchids. Funchal. Toboggan run down slopes and lanes of Funchal, guided by two men dressed in white. Travelling hammock, again carried by two men in white. Woman relaxes. Bullock cart stops and three tourists get in. Travel through streets. Madeira wine lodge. Emptying goatskins into barrels. Murals on wall depict Madeira wine-making. Large casks. Bottles covered with wicker basket-work. Visitors taste wine in lodge. Luncheon at Savoy - waiters serve meal on terrace. Reeds bar - cocktails before dinner. Dry martinis. Woman and man in dinner-suit drink. Dancing. Savoy Hotel - flamenco dancer. Guests at tables applaud. Nightclub at Calmera. Folk dancing of Madeira. Open air folk dancing.

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