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The Bermudian

Famous visitors to Bermuda date back to Princess Louise, whose visits in the late 1800s helped promote Bermuda as a tourist destination. 


By the time The Bermudian was founded in 1930, tourism was well underway, and the magazine, designed to appeal to the sensibilities of American readers, was distributed in the U.S. by the Trade Development Board’s New York office. Famous Americans from the worlds of cinema, literature, politics and science were drawn to Bermuda as the playground for the rich, and The Bermudian was there to capture the moment.


  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 1.png Slide Show "May 1939: Celebrated Actor Maurice Evans was a guest at Pomander Gate, Paget."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 10.png Slide Show "British comedian-musician Roy Castle frolics with son Daniel, daughter Julian, Sharon Bean, Holly Smith and Craig Goddard."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 11.png Slide Show "Celebrities attend lunch at The Castle Harbour: Peter Graves, star of TV's "Mission Impossible", and Nancy Dickerson of ABC-TV"
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 13.png Slide Show "1938: Super child screen star, nine-year-old Shirley Temple, idol of millions of movie fans, being escorted ashore from the Furness liner "Queen of Bermuda" by Staff-Captain Stanley Burns."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 2.png Slide Show "Skating star Karen Magnussen of Vancouver, BC, visited Bermuda recently and posed for a picture with Gibb's Hill Lighthouse as backdrop. Karen won the 1973 World Figure Skating Championship at Bratslava, Czechoslovakia."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 3.png Slide Show "Famed actress Joan Fontaine, who spent a recent vacation at the Castle Harbour Hotel, played 36 holes of golf every day. With her is George Bird, director of the hotel's golf activities.
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 4.png Slide Show "Royal Ballet star Doreen Wells, who has been hailed as the successor to Dame Margot Fonteyn on Britain's ballet scene, was in Bermuda on a recent holiday."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 5.png Slide Show "1939: Munro Leaf (dangling legs), creator of Ferdinand the bull that loved to smell flowers."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 6.png Slide Show "TV Personality David Frost (middle), with D. Colin Selley of the Dept. of Tourism, and George Stobie, general manager of the Hotel."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 7.png Slide Show "At Cambridge Beaches: best-selling British novelist Dennis Wheatley of London, Eng. was here for a 3-week holiday."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 8.png Slide Show "Noted entertainer Engelbert Humperdink, who was at the Sonesta Beach Hotel."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors 9.png Slide Show "The Queen is presented with a bouquet of flowers."
  • JW_SIGP_LABELS_08 FamousVisitors.png Slide Show "April 1939: the great American explorer and aviator, Rear-Admiral Richard E. Bird, at Government Aquarium, Flatts. He and his wife and family were at the Bermudiana Hotel."


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