Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

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  • December 1961

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  • 8:50; B&W; sound; V-8 BA009; S. 828


  • 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.

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