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Cruising to Cuba in 1941…

Cruising to Cuba in 1941…

1941 – Here’s some vibrant color 8mm of what looks like a fun cruise to Cuba aboard the Swedish America Liner Kungsholm, loving shot by one J. Quentin Jaxon of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (at least that’s what the Kodak box said!). A quick check with Kludas would suggest this film is from sometime between 1939 and 1941. Any car aficionados out there care to help identify the cars at the pier in the opening shot?

And check out the deck games. I’m sure no cruise line today would allow passengers to straddle a log and beat each other with a pillow until someone falls. Music here is “Frenesi” performed by Don Felipe and His Cuban Caballeros, followed by “Smile of a Latin” by Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra. Enjoy another little Shipgeek trip back in time!

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