The vXmom retired near McKee Botanical Garden.*
When I visited the gardens they showed parts of a black and white movie filmed there.
I searched it out and here it is: it is a 1939 entry from a series of movie shorts called “Going Places”.
Of course, this reflects the times, so don’t be offended by the humanization of the chimpanzees.
It’s very strange watching this, after having seen much the same scenery almost 80 years later.
The backstory here is that in the 30’s, when Florida was still boomtown, this guy named McKee built a tourist trap called McKee’s Jungle Garden. It evolved towards an amusement park, before finally going bankrupt in the late 1970’s.
* I’m a sucker for botanical gardens, so I’m not unbiased. But, if you’re near Vero Beach, I recommend a visit. This place was abandoned for most of the 80’s and 90’s, and it is slowly being refurbished — so I found the small staff very helpful and informative.