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Vacationing in France; Ship SS Leviathan returns to NY

Film | Accession Number: 2016.520 | RG Number: RG-60.7144 | Film ID: 4487

Views of a busy outdoor café, well-dressed couples walk by the camera. 1:25 Rooftop views of a city, probably in France. 1:38 Views of stone ramparts with an outlook over the city, a group of people standing at the ledge look at the camera. Views of a busy shopping district, signs on stores read “Friseur,” “Parfumerie” and “Grand Hotel.” Two men exit the hotel and get into a convertible parked outside. Views of a passing trolley from a balcony. 2:44 An assembly of small paddle boats, carrying flags and small trees come into a dock, views of the beach. 3:29 Diners sit at an outdoor restaurant patio on the dock. Views of the beach, divers jumping from a diving board in the open water, an outdoor shower along the shore. 4:48 A man balances atop a large clock. Views of more divers, a larger boat passes in front of the camera behind them. 5:24 Views of a busy street in a shopping district; the façade of one store reads “Montres Longines” and “soldes” or “sales.” Street trolleys, cars and people go by. Views of a sculpture and the ornate façade of a building. More views of the shopping district.

6:45 Presumably aboard the ship SS Leviathan in September 1930, a woman sitting on a lounge chair reads a book on the deck of a ship. Pan of the deck, people play games, look out over the water. CUs of people sitting in more lounge chairs, a woman applies makeup and smiles at the camera.

Event:  1930
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Arthur Schleifer, Jr.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:56:08
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