Don't Hold Your Breath

252997
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
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.

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...

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.

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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