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The Friendly Virgins
Description: A tour of the Virgin Islands in the mid-1970s.
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Clip #: TFA-278A
Length: 26:57
Year: 1976
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1970s
Region: Caribbean
Country: Virgin Islands
Subject: Recreation
Original: 16mm
1970s, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, smiling faces of adult and children, Virgin Islanders, carnival, boats in harbor, sailboats, women in bikinis walking on beach, market, diversity of Virgin Islanders, map of Caribbean and Virgin Islands, pottery shards, fishhooks and carvings on beach, animation of early colonial history, flag of Denmark, Danish influence, Senepol cattle farm, sugar mill windmill, sugar plantation, St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie, artwork detailing colonial history, Governor-General Peter von Scholten, 1848 abolition of slavery in Danish Virgin Islands, welcoming arms staircases outside churches and public buildings, Emmaus Moravian Church, children of varied diversities, variety of religions, coastline, 1917 United States purchases Virgin Islands from Denmark, military parade, United States flag being raised on flagpole, economic depression, 1920s - 1930s footage male and female sugarcane and agricultural workers, horse carts, early 1950s footage palm trees, beaches, surf, horseback trail riders, late 1950s and early 1960s footage booming economy, tourism, harbor, mall, street scenes, shops, adult and child dancers performing Quadrille dance, Virgin Islander man and woman giving children tour of garden and explaining about local produce and use of clay in pottery, craftsmen making traditional handicrafts, markets, female shopper talking to market women, female vendor, St. Croix, Spanish speaking woman explaining use of “Spanglish,” English descent, Caucasian horseback riders, woman explaining Danish lineage of family estate, French vegetable farmers of Northern side of St. Thomas, fisherman of French lineage knitting fishing net and fishing on small boat using trap, catch being loaded into net and transported into cooler, fisherman carrying lobsters from boat onto shore, Scratch band, instructor showing young men how to tune steel pans, steelpans, steel drums, steel pan band playing along waterfront, steel drum band, sailboats, sailing, water activities, children and adults playing in water, woman snorkeling, water sports, men and women water skiing, windsurfing, people falling into the water from water skiing and windsurfing, people riding motorcycle along winding mountain road and stopping at scenic viewpoint of coastline, “The Island of Dr. Moreau” being filmed with scene of Michael York looking over balcony, film crew, Michael York and other people discussing positive attributes about St. Croix and other Virgin Islands, aerial coastline with beaches and mountains, harbor, waterfront, street scenes, aerial over islands, coastlines, mountains, harbor, man talking about sailing in Virgin Islands, United States flags flying near harbor and on building, man discussing importance of politics in Virgin Islands, government buildings, cannon, baseball game, male and female artists and craftsmen, artist Jim Tillett creating silkscreen prints at his St. Thomas workshop, candlemaker, silversmith, tiedyer, potter, tie dye, silkscreen printer, woodworker Fletcher Pence and his workers working with slabs of wood in St. Croix, cooks setting up elaborate buffet display, man cutting open coconut with machete, dancers performing limbo fire dance at night, women in bikinis running into water, Buck Islands day sail charter, beach, man and woman snorkeling, underwater views fish and coral, woman fishing and reeling in large fish from boat, slow motion woman diving into water from boat, aerial mountains and coastline, men playing golf and tennis, smiling Virgin Islanders, steel pan band, Scratch band, jazz musicians, choir, silhouettes of people standing along coast at sunset

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