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Colourful Caribbean (Rushes)

Deleted scenes of an amateur colour film from 1955 showing numerous islands in the Caribbean, by Everild Helweg-Larsen, F.R.G.S.

1955 17 mins Silent


Colour footage by Everild Helweg-Larsen from her film ‘The Colourful Caribbean’ which showed landscapes, architecture, industry and people of the following Caribbean islands:- Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, American Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica and St. Lucia. These are the deleted scenes and the islands shown are not named (unlike in the edited version).

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.