Various activities of tourists during winter vacations in Miami, Florida, United States. Sign atop a building entrance reads 'Minsky's Burlesque Million Dollar Pier'. People strolling along the waterfront and bathing on the beach. Steam locomotives pulling trains. (Note: film is silent except for sound of train passing, at the end.)
View of a Greyhond tourist bus marked Jacksonville. Next, a different tourist bus with destination sign of Miami. Tourists in Florida travel south through Florida on the bus. View of the City Gate of St. Augustine, Florida, and a horse carriage passes through the stone gate. Flags flying on the oldest house in the city, known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House (later the Oldest House Museum) on St. Francis street. The flags flying include the American flag, the Confederate flag, and others.Tourist bus travels on a bridge. View of tourists inside the vintage 1940s bus. Silhouette of the bus driver, driving the bus, and view through the windshield of the road ahead as the bus drives along Route 1 and over the Overseas Highway toward Key West. View of the bridges and ocean beneath. Scenes in Miami Beach area. View of the beach in Miami Beach.
Beauties from around the world compete for the Miss Universe title being held at Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. 20-Year old Sylvia Louise Hitchcock, Miss USA, wins the title. in Miami Beach. Miss Venezuela is runner up.
A tailless biplane taking off and flying up in the air. A derivative of early Burgess and Dunne designs, the 1930 Arrowhead Safety Airplane was also inherently stable, weighed only 850 pounds and landed at a low of 22 mph. It also claimed for a safe flight.
American divers dive from a high ramp into a swimming pool at Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The divers perform various acrobatic moves including somersaults, flips and swan dives. Spectators gathered at the pool side watch in delight.
A documentary on Weather Bureau's Hurricane Warning Center in Miami, Florida. An aircraft in flight overhead. A routine report is sent by the crew of the aircraft to the hurricane center. The pilot, he co-pilot, the navigator and other members of the crew seated inside the aircraft. Weather conditions are observed and recorded. A radar operator working and looking for any unusual conditions. The information is transmitted to the center. Women working and typing messages at the center. A map locates Miami and information about weather conditions is circulated to other areas from Miami. A ship underway at sea. Men locating the position of a hurricane on a map. They discuss amongst themselves. The crew of the aircraft being instructed by an officer. An airplane parked at an air base. It takes off. Animation shows the position of the hurricane and the air movement. The information is circulated to people. A man reading news about the hurricane in a newspaper. A man and a woman seated at a beach. A sailing boat underway in the foreground.