Littlest Mermaid

253300
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a little girl learns how to do mermaid tricks at Weeki Wachee.
Video Details
6:55; color; sound; V-53 BA057; S. 828

Mermaid Turtle Race

267728
Collection
Video
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.
Video Details
01:32; B&W; silent; AA536; V-251
Type
Moving Image

Have Circus, Won't Travel

253230
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:15; b&w; sound; V-108 BA002; S. 828
Description
This is a promotional film depicting a circus-themed underwater show at Weeki Wachee Springs. Footage includes stunts by the show’s “mermaid” performers, including trapeze acts, a ballet routine, tightrope walking, and tricks involving a “dragon” named Willy. The film also features shots o...

Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim

253319
Date
ca. 1964.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:40; color; sound; V-103 BA070; S. 828
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.

WEEKI WACHEE

253620
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:15; color; silent; V-107 AA183; S. 828
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.

WEEKI WACHEE CLIP

253621
Date
14-Jun-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:55; b&w; silent; V-118 AA188; S. 828
Description
A man drives an underwater propulsion vehicle towing a woman astride a giant Seahorse and holding an American flag.

WEEKI WACHEE SCENES

253622
Date
15-Jan-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:16; b&w; silent; V-118 AA186; S. 828
Description
This film has above-water and underwater scenes of the mermaids at Weeki Wachee.

ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

252865
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; color; sound; V-19 BA075; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. Th...

ODD OCCUPATIONS

253356
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:50; color; sound; V-116 BA011; S. 828
Description
William Crowell has been a boat guide at Silver Springs for 35 of his 62 years. Max Hooten hand clips eel grass. Jack McCretchen and Mike Mouse scrub the windows under glass-bottom boats while scuba diving. John Hamlin, "animal psychologist," simply feeds the animals at Weeki Wachee and Marylin Nage...

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

253647
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-106 CA015; S. 828
Description
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boa...

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