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1951 Honeymoon in Miami

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Published on Mar 18, 2011

In commemoration for what would have been my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary, I have compiled the complete footage from their honeymoon and posted here a complete, high-res version of the two previous uploads from the trip I made back in 2008 and 2009.

My grandparents were married on March 18, 1951 in Philadelphia. After journeying down to Miami, they checked in to the San Souci Hotel, which was located between 31st and 32nd streets in Miami Beach. The "The 31" sign you see at 1:24 likely refers to an establishment on 31st street. The scenes from the San Souci are mostly on the pool deck, complete with footage of a deep pool as well as a high diving board that you will seldom find today in our sue-happy society. Other scenes include the front entrance as well as the inside of their room.

The other half of this video shows their departure from their honeymoon at Miami International Airport. At the time of this video the airport was no more than an open terminal and one small building that was built in the 1920s. The aircraft that they board is an Eastern Air Lines Lockheed Constellation with registration number N105A. The flight number is 614 and the airplane is bound for Newark and then Boston. In doing research of that registration number, I have learned that the plane was delivered to Eastern in 1947 and then sold off in the 1960s to various other companies such as Pacific Air Transport. Its story actually has a rather ominous ending - apparently in 1980 it attempted a takeoff with only three engines for a smuggling run and was later written off - after bullet holes were found in it. Read more information at: http://www.conniesurvivors.com/HI-332....

Note that though this video has HD 720p viewing options, you will be best viewing in 480p, as that feature is the result of how I compiled this footage. The footage was shot with Super-8mm film, and converted to VHS tapes in 1986. During that conversion, the music you hear was added, and because of how well it conveys the material, I chose not to alter it for the digital age as I did by using a VHS-DVD recorder, and then ultimately through my computer's video converting software, and then to YouTube.

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