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Colourful Caribbean

Amateur film from 1955 showing the people, landscapes and architecture of numerous islands in the Caribbean by Everild Helweg-Larsen, F.R.G.S.

Documentary 1955 59 mins Silent


Colour footage by Everild Helweg-Larsen showing landscapes, architecture and people of the following Caribbean islands:- Bermuda (pearl diving particularly), Cuba (Havana, including the monument to Máximo Gómez), Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Porto Rico, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Saba (aerial views), Antigua (including the ‘Admiral’s House’ – the former home of Horatio Nelson), Montserrat, Dominica and St. Lucia.

Everild Vera Undine Lucas-Tooth was born in 1909. Her first husband was Reginald Seymour Young, who she married in 1932; they divorced in 1940. She later married Kjeld Helweg-Larsen in 1949. She lived in East Sussex and died in 1992 at age 83. She became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1946. At that time she had already travelled extensively in South America, New Zealand, Australia, China and the Mediterranean. She was interested in geographical matters generally, and particularly in the making of educational geographical films.