The Cruise Movie - SS Independence on Maiden Voyage to Mediterranean, Part 3 (1951)

Category: Travelogue

Length: 08:51
Film ID F16-0459
Film Description Part 1, Reel 1 of this series is missing.


Film can notes: Ascribed to Bob Mathews, Steamship Photo Service, NYC 2/10/1951
The notes are entirely his own and do not reflect current usage.

Istanbul Turkey March 15th 'Hub of the Turkish Domain'
We are in Bosphorus
From bridge we view the Capital
Mosque dominates background
Our ship in anchor

Rome Italy March 20th 'From here came laws and religion'
'St. Peter's'- a name known around the Christian world
Fountain in front of the Vatican
Historic Rome ruins
The Tiber, famous in Roman history
A few general scenes

Genoa Italy, March 22nd 'Birthplace of Columbus'
Business section of Italy's greatest seaport
A close-up of city life
A flower vendor
Aerial views of the city
Memorial to Genoa's first citizen, Christopher Columbus
A short trip through town

Cannes France March 24th 'In the sunny south of France'
Private yachts take a rest
Villas on the hillside
Some assorted ships of war
The California Hotel on Riviera
Gardens of the hotel
Pleasure boats in the basin

Palma (Majorca) Spain March 27th 'Still has a touch of the orient'
Watercraft arriving at the island of Majorca
Palma's waterfront drive
The great cathedral

Gibraltar British March 28th 'Back again to the Atlantic'
An afternoon visit to the Rock on our return

Lisbon Portugal March 29th 'Capital of Portugal'
General views of this Portuguese town
The Monastery
A trip to the business section

Finale... Back to New York
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Bob Matthews
Topics Istanbul, Turkey, Rome, Italy, Genoa, Italy, Cannes, France, Palma, Majorca, Spain, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Portugal, New York City, Ocean travel, Tourism, Touring
Rights All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email