12 items found
Keywords: "weeki wachee mermaids" (All words), Collection ID is exactly "13"
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Beauty in the Deep

Beauty in the Deep

Date
1961-01-21
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Collection
Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

Date
1961-12
Description
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
Collection
Don't Hold Your Breath

Don't Hold Your Breath

Date
n.d.
Description
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.
Collection
"Have Circus, Won't Travel" at Weeki Wachee Springs, ca. 1960

"Have Circus, Won't Travel" at Weeki Wachee Springs, ca. 1960

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Mermaids perform in the "underwater big top" at Weeki Wachee Springs. The audience in the underwater theater watches as two mermaids perform a ballet routine and hula hoop acrobatics. Then "Willie" the dragon swims by. Mermaids continue the performance with trapeze and high wire acts. The "Janitor" joins the act and performs a pyramid routine with the mermaids. The show ends with a mermaid being pulled through the water on a large seahorse.
Collection
Littlest Mermaid

Littlest Mermaid

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
In this film, a little girl learns how to do mermaid tricks at Weeki Wachee.
Collection
Mermaid Turtle Race

Mermaid Turtle Race

Date
Description
This silent film shows three Weeki Wachee mermaids putting on fins and heading into the spring to find a turtle. Each mermaid finds a turtle and brings it onto the bank for a race. At the end of the race, the other mermaids congratulate the winner and her turtle.
Collection
Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim

Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
This film tells the story of a girl applying to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. It shows behind-the-scenes situations. This particular girl supposedly cannot swim (except underwater). She learns to perform and reveals that she "can't swim," but it is okay and the film ends.
Collection
Odd Occupations

Odd Occupations

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows odd occupations at Florida's Silver Springs and Weeki Wachee Springs. At Silver Springs, William Crowell, senior glass-bottom boat captain, takes visitors on a tour down the Silver River. Max Hooten, underwater gardener, is then shown clipping eel grass in the spring. Jack McCurchen and Mike Mouse scrub the underwater windows of the glass-bottom boats while wearing scuba gear. The film them moves to Weeki Wachee Springs where John Hamlet, animal psychologist, feeds the animals during a tour on the Congo Belle. There is footage of the Otter-Torium and Snoball the heron. Finally, Marilyn Nagel, producer and trainer of the mermaids, choreographs a show from inside the underwater theater. This film ends abruptly.
Collection
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This home movie begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. Next is Lance's birthday and opening gifts with Mom and Dad. The film continues with a family visit to the Lewis Plantation. There are scenes of workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures on the plantation. The film continues with scenes of Weeki Wachee Springs and its mermaids and ends with the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa.
Collection
Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows the bowl area at Weeki Wachee with swimmers and a jungle cruise boat. Some shots show the boat dock and the roof of the underwater theater. There are no underwater shots.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Beauty in the Deep Beauty in the Deep Amusement parks

Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Mermaids -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
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Care and Feeding of a MermaidCare and Feeding of a MermaidAmusement Parks

Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Mermaids -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
Underwater photography
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Don't Hold Your BreathDon't Hold Your BreathAmusement parks
Attractions
Free diving
Mermaids-Florida-Weeki Wachee
Promotional films
Tourism
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"Have Circus, Won't Travel" at Weeki Wachee Springs, ca. 1960"Have Circus, Won't Travel" at Weeki Wachee Springs, ca. 1960Underwater Circus (Choreographic work)
Synchronized swimmers
Women entertainers -- Florida -- Hernando County -- Weeki Wachee
Hula hoop toys
Attractions -- Florida -- Hernando County -- Weeki Wachee
Tourism -- Florida -- Hernando County -- Weeki Wachee
Performances (Entertainment events)
Theatrical productions
Circus
Circus performers
Costume
Stage props
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Littlest MermaidLittlest MermaidAmusement parks
Attractions
Mermaids-Florida-Weeki Wachee
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
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fvc908Mermaid Turtle RaceMoving ImageMermaids
Turtles
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Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim Amusement parks
Attractions
Mermaids-Florida-Weeki Wachee
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
Underwater photography
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Odd Occupations Odd Occupations Attractions--Florida
Glass bottom boats
Mermaids
Synchronized swimmers
Performing arts--Florida--Hernando County--Weeki Wachee
Springs--Florida--Hernando County--Weeki Wachee
Springs--Florida--Ocala
Sightseeing business
Captive wild animals
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Thanksgiving Thanksgiving African American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Birthdays
Celebrations
Home movies
Mermaids
Thanksgiving
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Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee Attractions
Boats
Mermaids
Promotional films
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