1. ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL n.d.
7:40; color; sound; V-19 BA075; S. 828
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. The egret calls for help. A ranger comes to rescue the bird in an outboard and returns the nest to safety. Produced by Weeki Wachee for the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.
ACTION CENTER 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA041; S. 828
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It shows industries, schools, churches and cultural opportunities. The wife has leisure time to pursue her favorite pastime—shopping. Entertainment is shown, including both professional and amateur sports. Produced by Tel-Air Interests for the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
THE ADVENTURES OF X-14 ca. 1965
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA058; S. 828
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
4. AERODEX November 6, 1963
1:26; B&W; silent AA441; S. 828
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
5. AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION 1964
5:00; B&W; sound; V-45 AA138; S. 828
This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Gov. Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.
6. AFRICA NEXT DOOR 1974
13:30; color; sound; V-19 CA123; S. 828
This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.
7. AFRICAN AMERICAN FARMERS 1979
19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA315; S.1239
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
8. ALLIGATOR! 1970s
14:20; color; sound; V-23 CA043; S. 828
This film describes the alligator as a keystone species. It introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. The film describes the job of the Flood Control District. Viewers learn that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. This natural history film shows most of the Everglades residents while promoting the Flood Control District.
9. ALL IN FUN 1964
14:00; B&W; sound; V-23 BA054; S. 828
In this film, viewers learn about the dolphins that performed at the New York World's Fair. It shows crew from the Miami Seaquarium netting and training them. Viewers also see a sea lion perform. The film includes scenes of performances that were also used in CA071, "Number One at the Fair," in color. Produced by FDC.
10. ALL US KIDS LOVE FLORIDA July 23, 1962
6:20; B&W; sound; V-92 BA191; S. 828
This film shows the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club, featuring the supervised children's activities available there. The kids play in the pool, have swimming lessons, play Ping-Pong and learn some dance steps. They participate in other activities, including a field trip to a Seminole Village, allowing their parents to enjoy themselves.
11. ALL US KIDS LOVE FOOTBALL 1960s
1:40; B&W; silent; V-233 AA423; S. 828
This film shows young boys in Miami participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation. The film ends with a few boys receiving prizes for their skills. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
ROSS ALLEN REPTILE INSTITUTE 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-86 CA167; S. 828
Ross Allen wrestles a less-than-lively alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda in the water. A rattle snake is milked. The film then shows the rest of Silver Springs, including Bartlett's Deer Ranch, Carriage Cavalcade and Prince of Peace Memorial, and ends with synchronized swimming. The film features underwater photography. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
13. ALTHA CHIEF OF POLICE/JAPANESE CLOTHING/ WILLIAM WATSON CERAMICS
10:49; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA241; S.1239
This film consists of three segments. The first deals with the chief of police of Altha, Florida , who comments on his "no-crime lawman" reputation. Viewers see him visit an elderly lady on his rounds, then a short interview with his wife. He then discusses his philosophy of maintaining law and order. The next segment features Asian women dressed in traditional Chinese and Japanese attire. They model outfits outdoors and indoors while drinking tea and playing a Chinese harp. The final segment features a collection of William Watson's ceramic vases on display at the LeMoyne Gallery in Tallahassee. Several close-ups reveal the detail in many of the pieces. Produced by WFSU-TV.
14. AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 1970s
14:02; color; sound; V-240 CA288; S. 828
Sports announcer Pat Summerall narrates this marketing film on Amelia Island Plantation, "where nature mixes with golf, swimming pools and frozen pina coladas — all the things that make civilization worthwhile." All the natural and man-made amenities of the island are featured, including its many recreational benefits, the Amelia Island Conference center and its official role as home of the Women's Tennis Association Championships. Professional tennis players John and Chris Everett Lloyd cameo with a testimonial spot.
15. AMERICAN CHALLENGE AT DAYTONA AND SEBRING n.d.
27:50; color; sound; V-23 DA007; S. 828
This film shows sports car races, including the Daytona Continental 2000K Race and the Sebring 12-hour Grand Prix. Viewers see a Shelby Ford GT Cobra and a Lotus IV driven by Dan Gurney. Other drivers include Bob Bondurant. The Sebring race includes the Chaparral Car and a LeMans start. The Goodyear Blimp is also shown. Produced by Dynamic Productions; sponsored by Goodyear.
16. ANASTASIA STATE PARK Late 1960s
3:25; color; sound; V-238 S.1825 Box 1, #5
This film features scenes of Florida's Anastasia State Park. Footage includes shots of the park's facilities, campground and beach. The film has excellent color quality. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks.
17. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 1960s
24:15; color; sound; V-209 CA267; S. 828
This film offers a melodramatic countdown of the 10 days leading up to March 3, 1862, when Union forces discovered that Confederate troops had abandoned Fort Duncan Lamont Clinch without a fight. The narrator recounts the fort's history and its gradual decline in defenses and troop occupation. The camera pans around the deserted fort as the narrator describes the peaceful taking of the unarmed and unmanned fort. The film also relates the story of an escaped slave who rowed out into the harbor to inform Union troops that the fort had been deserted. Produced by Compass Twelve Productions and WFGA-TV of Jacksonville.
18. ANIMAL KINGDOM: ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE 1970s
24:10; color; sound; V-245 DA099; S. 828
This episode of the popular television series "Animal Kingdom" focuses on the American Alligator. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish officers Ronald Davis and William King track down two poachers who are illegally hunting and skinning alligators to sell the hides on the black market. Shot in the Wakulla River area, this film also contains extensive footage of Florida wildlife. Produced by Bill Barrud Productions.
19. ANNUAL FLORIDA PRODUCTS FESTIVAL 1950s
4:40; B&W; silent; V-125 AA206; S. 828
This film has scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the annual Florida Products Festival held in Orlando.
20. ANODYNE 1960s
5:15; B&W; sound; V-125 AA210; S. 828
This film shows the process of making metal nameplates using chemicals instead of normal printing processes.
21. ANTIQUE CAR MEET AT ORMOND BEACH n.d.
13:35; color; sound; V-17 CA132; S. 828
This is a film about the annual antique car meet at Ormond Beach. Old cars, some very rare, some driven by people in costumes, race through obstacle courses and along the beach. They have an awards presentation. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Birthplace of Speed Association and the Office of Public Information of the Daytona Beach Resort Area.
22. APALACHEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE n.d.
4:50; color; silent; V-130 AA 267; S. 1239
The film begins with distant views of the institution. It shows prisoners at work cleaning chickens, collecting eggs, cooking in the kitchen, doing woodwork, and playing basketball and baseball.
APALACHICOLA RIVER/WATER MARKS n.d.
29:15; color; sound; V-131 BA064; S.1239
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.
24. APOLLO AND GEMINI n.d.
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a space walk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
25. ARTON THE GOLD COAST May 28, 1964
3:20; B&W; sound; V-92 AA126; S.828
This film shows Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach and the art show held there. The show is described as "a carnival of canvas to please the curious and the connoisseur." Produced by Tel-Air Interests ; sponsored by FDC.
26. ARTON THE MIRACLE STRIP n.d.
4:50; B&W; sound; V-26 AA06; S. 828
In this film, viewers enjoy the Pensacola Arts Festival by following Sue Scarborough, reigning Miss Citrus Queen. Viewers see a silhouette cutter, a sidewalk portrait painter and a seamstress. The modern artist has, "no beret, no smock and definitely no long hair." A wood carver with a chisel is shown. Produced by FDC.
27. ASOLO THEATER COMEDY FESTIVAL 1960s
12:55; B&W; sound; V-93 BA107; S. 828
This film details the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, telling how it came to Sarasota. It shows the wig and costume departments, scenery change techniques, parts of several plays and an actor putting on makeup. The director of the theater, Richard Fallon, is also shown. Produced and sponsored by FDC.
28. ASTROLOGY May 6, 1977
12:05; color; sound; V-187 BA236; S.1239
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local African-American astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the "scientific" astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The segment ends with a tarot card demonstration. Produced by WFSU-TV.
29. AZALEA FESTIVAL n.d.
4:20; color; sound; V-26 AA085; S. 828
This film shows homes and flowers in Palatka, a cookout, a hydroplane race and a beauty pageant. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Jaycees of Palatka.
30. RED BARBER n.d.
1:50; color; sound; V-244 AA465; S.1239
This film features shots of legendary sports announcer Red Barber at a FSU function, preparing for a radio broadcast, at a sporting event and at home with his wife. Produced by WFSU-TV.
31. ROSEMARY BARKETT 1985
4:10; color; sound; V-155 P93-013
This is a segment from WSVN/Miami Newscenter 7 of Gov. Bob Graham announcing his appointment of Rosemary Barkett to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Barkett is the first woman appointed to the court. She is greeted by Justice Joseph A. Boyd, who had a daughter attending law school at the time. Taking her new seat on the Court, Barkett describes the moment as, "a very moving event." Videotaped by Bradley White.
32. BASS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD n.d.
4:30; color; sound; V-26 AA082; S. 828
This film has scenes of fishing in Putnam County along the St. Johns River and the Rodman Reservoir. Viewers also see fish camps and some great catches. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.
33. THE BATHING BEACH AT SILVER SPRINGS n.d.
13:15; color; sound; V-95 BA157; S. 828
This film shows the beach at Silver Springs, a group of high school girls performing synchronized swimming and a busload of students from the University of Florida arriving to practice their water show. A film crew makes a Coca-Cola commercial showing a model drinking a Coke underwater. Then, a Jantzen bathing suit commercial is filmed. The film also shows a boat tour, Prince of Peace Memorial, Bartlett's Deer Ranch and the Carriage Cavalcade. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
34. BEACH BALL HOLIDAY n.d.
13:20; B&W; sound; V-17 CA004; S. 828
This film focuses on enjoying the sun and water in Fort Lauderdale . It includes aerials of the coast, hotels and a marlin fishing tournament. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and City of Fort Lauderdale.
35. BEACH HOTEL 1950s
1:25; color; silent; V-92 AA063; S. 828
This film shows a beach hotel shot from the water with colorful cabanas on the sand. The cars in the background indicate that it was made in the 1950s. The film can identifies Fort Lauderdale as the location.
36. BEAR HUNT/ NATURAL BRIDGE SCHOOL November 1977
12:31; color; sound and silent; V-189 BA267; S.1239
In this film, hunters describe how to search for bear tracks and how hunting dogs track bears. A Florida Fish & Game officer explains why bear hunting is allowed. A black bear appears in the road. Two hunters and the Fish & Game officer fire, but the bear escapes. This is followed by silent footage of bear tracks and hunters. Silent footage of the Natural Bridge School of Tallahassee facility and students concludes the segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
37. BEAUTY IN THE DEEP n.d.
4:48; color; sound; V-27 AA084; S. 828
The mermaids at Weeki Wachee perform in this film. The film features great underwater photography.
38. BEAUTY IN THE DEEP January 21, 1961
4:50; B&W; sound; V-125 AA211; S. 828
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
39. BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS n.d.
0:37; color; silent; V-26 AA020; S. 828
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.
12:25; color; sound; V-130 CA260; S.1239
In this film, beekeeper George H. Strickland of Sopchoppy is interviewed. Among the things discussed are hotwiring to keep bears out of the hives, using smoke to control the bees and techniques used in harvesting honey. Shown working with Strickland is Benny Kemp, also from Sopchoppy. Produced by WFSU-TV.
BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE: A ROCK IN A WEARY LAND 1960s
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171 S 1239
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary Bethune. There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with: Richard Moore (President); Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics); Herine Banks (Dean of Women); and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation). Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.
BEYOND DISASTER 1972
28:30; color; sound; V-17 DA021; S. 828
This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of South Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the Flood Control District justifying measures taken and programs underway. Viewers see lab work, fieldwork, water hyacinth research and the planting of mangrove seedlings by dropping them from a helicopter. The film tells how careful the Flood Control District is in what it does. It shows their computer system and how efficient it will be. Viewers also see cloud seeding by the federal government. Produced by Key Productions; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
BICENTENNIAL BETHUNE 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA429; S. 828
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
44. BICENTENNIAL CAPE KENNEDY 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA431; S. 828
This film gives a brief historical look at Cape Kennedy, " Florida's gateway to the final frontier." It shows a rocket launch, the visitors center and several space exploration vehicles. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
45. BICENTENNIAL FORT CAROLINE 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA430; S. 828
This piece begins with a brief history of Fort Caroline, which was established by French Protestants in 1564. Showing footage of the reconstructed site, the narrator describes the Spanish assault on the fort and discusses Jacques LeMoyne, believed to be the first European artist to depict Native Americans. The film's color has faded to red. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
46. BICENTENNIAL PENSACOLA 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA432; S. 828
This film begins with a brief bicentennial review of Pensacola's history. The film explains the 1698 founding of Pensacola by the Spanish and its transfer to the United States in 1821. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
47. BICENTENNIAL TAMPA 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-27 AA056; S. 828
Historic sites are shown in this public service announcement during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Viewers see Tampa Bay Hotel ( University of Tampa ) and a photo of Martinez Ybor. Sponsored by FDC and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
48. BICENTENNIAL VISCAYA 1976
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA433; S. 828
This film begins with shots of James Deering's Italian Renaissance-inspired vacation home, Viscaya. It mentions John Fisher's exploits in Biscayne Bay and the Miami real estate boom, with additional still shots of Coral Gables and Hialeah. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
49. THE BIG SQUEEZE n.d.
4:20; color; sound; V-100 AA086; S. 828
This film tells about citrus production from tree to table in a short, but complete script.
50. BILL LUNDY — CIVIL WAR VET 1955
4:00; B&W; silent; V-125 AA185; M88-009
This film's first scenes are of Bill Lundy, a Civil War veteran, on his 107th birthday. He is seen posing with a birthday cake and a small group of women and men in uniform. Next, wearing an Air Force helmet and flight suit, Lundy poses beside an Air Force jet fighter and its pilot. He is shown holding an old rifle as another man holds a machine gun. The next pose is with two Women in the Air Force (WAFs). The final scene shows Lundy with a bomber plane and its crew.
51. BIRDS OF A FLORIDA FEED TABLE 1950s
9:40; color; sound; V-20 BA029; S. 828
This film features footage of cardinals, blue jays, Florida blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, brown thrashers, painted buntings, doves, mockingbirds and quail visiting a feeder. The print has flash frames throughout and narration by the filmmaker. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
52. BLACK ARCHIVES/ BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE 1975
11:21; color; sound; V-218 BA384; S.1239
This film has footage of the Black Archives commemoration ceremonies in Tallahassee. Dr. Benjamin Smith of Florida A&M University comments on growing up in Monticello. Mrs. Adderley comments on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's inclusion in the archives. A former FAMU athlete donates the Cleve Abbott Award of 1963 to the archives. In the next segment, Civil War reenactors recreate the battle of Natural Bridge near Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
53. BLOUNTSTOWN 1970s
21:24; color; silent and sound; V-213 DA124; S. 828
This film begins with scenes from a WFSU-TV program on Blountstown and a community gathering. An elderly African-American man splits logs and a country band plays spiritual music. A local barber, Mr. Whitley, and an elderly female store owner talk about their lives in Blountstown.
54. BLOUNTSTOWN OUTREACH 1970s
42:00; color; silent and sound; V-246 DA142; S.1239
This is roughly assembled footage for a WFSU-TV program on Blountstown, Florida. It features footage of the downtown community, local area, neighborhoods and social events, along with brief interviews with residents. Produced by WFSU-TV.
55. BLUEGRASS 1970s
14:00; color; sound and silent; V-243 CA306; S.1239
The film opens with scenes of a ragtag group of musicians playing the bluegrass classic "Stealin" at the Millers Landing Bluegrass Festival. There is an interview with The Sunshine State Bluegrass Boys and more bluegrass numbers follow. The film also includes silent scenes from the Ochlockonee Bluegrass Festival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
56. BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS n.d.
4:22; B&W; silent; V-27 AA018; S. 828
Five fiberglass dinghies with outboard motors race around the lake and canals at Cypress Gardens . One boat runs up on the shoreline by accident. There are no injuries or damage. Then, three small, single-driver hydrofoils race through the same areas and end by driving up on the beach at the finish line.
57. BOAT CRUISE AT WAKULLA SPRINGS January 4, 1970
7:40; color; silent; V-159 WV-10; S 1239
This film begins with scenes of people boarding tour boats. It shows views along the river, including birds and alligators. It includes clips of Edward Ball and Malcolm Johnson.
58. BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE 1950s
2:50; B&W; silent; V-27 AA048; S. 828
In this film, a seaplane flies over, lands on the water and then takes off again. Viewers see men and children around a fishing camp, tents and people camping on the bank of a river.
59. BOCA RATON: IN HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT n.d.
14:25; color; sound; V-20 CA138; S. 828
This film shows Boca Raton's airport, condos, Community Appearance Board, hospital, churches, businesses (including IBM branch office), shopping, schools and universities, residential areas, golf, polo and boating. Produced by Apple Productions; sponsored by Arvida.
60. BOMBING DEMONSTRATION 1950
2:00; color; silent; V-101 AA021; S. 828
Civilians and uniformed men are seen on a grandstand. A military band playing near the grandstand is shown. Viewers see a podium and three silver bombs or fuel pods on display nearby. There are more shots of men in the grandstand and then a brief shot of a Twin-Engine Beech flying over. A military man speaks at the podium and then there are several explosions in a field, followed by smoke from the explosions blowing across the ground. This was found in the middle of roll BA013.
61. BONIFAY RODEO 1948
8:10; color; silent; V-2 BA027; S. 828
The film can says, "Bonifay Rodeo 1948." Viewers see bronco busting, calf roping, bull riding (some in slow motion) and rope twirling. The film starts with a parade through town, which includes a young man riding a bull. More of the same event is in BA118.
62. BONIFAY RODEO '48 NO. 2 1948
11:15; color; silent; V-2 BA118; S. 828
This is the same event as BA027 with more scenes.
SUNSHINE... A JUICY STORY 1968
15:50; color; sound; V-20 CA019; S. 828
This film tells the story of Florida citrus cultivation. Viewers see total processing at the Tropicana plant in Bradenton. It also shows their glass plant and the Tropicana train, "the only regularly scheduled unit train in food industry history," featuring a mile of refrigerated box cars. Use of pulp as dairy feed is shown. Viewers also see plastic juice container manufacturing and box manufacturing. Producer Tony Swain and Rose Swain, wife of cinematographer Mike Swain, are seen as airline passengers. Produced by Hack Swain Productions; sponsored by Tropicana Products.
BABY 1916 -
12:12; B&W; silent; V-92 BA016; S. 828
This film is a one-reel comedy made in 1916 in Jacksonville.
BOWDEN/BICHOFF'S STUDIO/ LEMOYNE CHRISTMAS 1977
13:53; color; sound; V-192 CA268; S.1239
Football coach Bobby Bowden comments on his first season as head coach of Florida State University's football program. He shares his philosophy on coaching and comments on the hardships of the game on his family. He reflects on his early aspirations of playing and coaching football. The segment contains additional silent footage of the FSU football team practicing. Next, a brief clip features a silversmith working on a piece of jewelry at Bischoff's Studio. The film ends with silent footage of decorations and gift items at LeMoyne Gallery. Produced by WFSU-TV.
66. BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN
14:20; color; sound; V-20 CA112; S. 828
This is a film about life around Boynton Beach. It shows fishing, residential scenes, commercial buildings, schools, sailing and airboat rides. There are agricultural scenes, including commercial growing. Produced by Pieces of Eight Film Enterprises Inc. of Hypoluxo.
67. EDDIE BRACKEN AT FLORIDA PAVILION 1964
1:10; B&W; sound; V-101 AA109; S. 828
Comedian Eddie Bracken enjoys the show at the Florida Pavilion in the New York World's Fair.
68. BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION Early 1950s
9:35; color; sound; V-21 BA025; P84-048
This film shows steel being formed at Henry Corp oration in Rattlesnake, where precast concrete slabs are being made for the lower Tampa Bay Bridge. The concrete is poured into a slab as jazz piano music plays on the soundtrack. The slabs are lifted onto a barge and stacked, then put into place on the bridge. Next is a draw-section of the bridge moving from land to the barge and from the barge to position on the bridge. Many laborers are seen.
69. BROOM MAKER September 2, 1975
10:20; color; sound; V-213 BA405; S.1239
A broom maker demonstrates the art of making an Appalachian style whisk broom by hand. Produced by WFSU-TV.
70. BROWARD: THE GOLDEN
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University , some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It also has Seminoles gator wrestling, the Everglades and Birch State Park. Produced by David W. Hunter & Associates; sponsored by Broward County Commission.
71. H. RAP BROWN 1967-1970
2:27; B&W; silent; V-124 AA135; S.1239
This film shows the arrival at the airport of activist H. Rap Brown at a sports stadium at night, where he is met by press and supporters. He is seen giving the clenched fist Black Power Salute. There are a few shots of Brown and friends outside a home, as well as a couple of shots of Gov. Kirk in the crowd.
72. HENRY BROWN 1970s
3:13; color; sound; V-185 AA372; S.1239
This WFSU-TV work film contains commentary from Henry Brown, a young African-American death row inmate. A portion of the film only has an audio track and two segments of both audio and video footage. Brown comments on his decision to forfeit his plea bargain deal upon discovering that he would be forced to testify against his accomplices. Produced by WFSU-TV.
73. BUCCANEER CONQUEST OF TAMPA n.d.
13:02; color; sound; V-21 BA069; S. 828
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King Gasparilla." Produced by Creative Film and Sound.
74. BUCCANEER CONQUEST 1950s
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appears in the film and an amphibious tank escorts the ship into the harbor. A high-wire artist walks between the ship's masts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
75. CARL BUCHHEISTER AT WAKULLA SPRINGS 1970
38:37; B&W; sound; V-198 EA029; S. 1239
Carl Buchheister, former president of the National Audubon Society, advocates the preservation of Florida's wildlife and natural splendor in an interview at Wakulla Springs Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Buchheister discusses alligators, water conservation, wildlife reserves, citizen involvement in conservation programs, environmental protection legislation, controls on pollution, avoiding thermal pollution from atomic reactors, oil spills, damage caused to lakes from dredging, preservation of the Everglades, the Cross Florida Barge Canal "boondoggle" and the protection of endangered species.
76. CANBERRA 1960s
1:27; B&W; silent; V-118 AA209; S. 828
This film shows the cruise ship Canberra docking at Port Everglades.
77. CAPE CORAL n.d.
12:08; color; sound; V-21 BA063; S. 828
This film uses sync-sound testimonials occasionally in describing the growth of Cape Coral. It tells how planned growth and strict zoning help to assure quality of life in spite of rapid growth. Viewers see businesses, schools and recreation. The film is a PR piece for GAC Properties. Produced by McLeod Films; sponsored by GAC Properties.
78. CAPE FLORIDA: THE TREASURE OF KEY BISCAYNE 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-36 CA008; S. 828
In this film, the Goodyear Blimp takes off for a look at Cape Florida. The history of the area is told in reenactments of aborigines, pirates, salvagers and Seminoles. A story of a murder and a survival story are told. Then, viewers see tourists frolicking on the beach. Produced by Tel-Air Interests of Miami; sponsored by Goodyear and Florida State Parks.
79. THE CAPITOL 1978
15:43; color; sound; V-16 CA163; S. 828
This film tells the history of Florida's Capitol, using recreations, artwork, old photos and modern footage. It has an introduction by Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville ; sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Archives, History and Records Management.
80. CAPITOL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VOTE 1970s
3:30; color; sound; V-205 RW#4; S. 1239
This film features footage of Gov. Reubin Askew and the Executive Cabinet voting on the acceptance of Architect Stone's design for the new Florida Capitol Complex. Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner offers brief comments to explain his vote in opposition to the design. Additional comments from Gov. Askew follow. Produced by WFSU-TV.
81. CAPTAIN KANGAROO FOR FLORIDA June 11,
2:50; B&W; sound; V-117 AA143; S. 828
This film is two live segments of the "Captain Kangaroo" show. The Captain shows FDC promotional film clips and tells kids why it is fun to go to Florida and how they can get their parents to write for more information. These are kinescopes. Also see EA012 ("Today Show" Florida segments).
AND FEEDING OF A MERMAID December 1961
8:50; B&W; sound; V-8 BA009; S. 828
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
83. CARIBBEAN GARDENS 1950s
13:25; color; sound; V-93 BA127; S. 828
This film starts with a singing introduction written by John McGhee (see orange juice song at the end of "Leading the Parade," BA081) with organ accompaniment by Hack Swain. It shows the birds and flowers featured at this attraction in Naples. Produced by Stephen T. Briggs at Solana Studios ( Naples ).
84. CARRABELLE POLICE STATION January 1980
5:00; color; sound; V-141
This is a short piece done by NBC's "Today Show" on the police department in Carrabelle, Florida. Anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw introduce reporter Tony Guida, who does the story. It includes an interview with Marvin Braswell, the police chief, and good footage of the town. The story focuses on the telephone booth on the main drag of Carrabelle, which serves as the police station.
85. CARRY BACK RETURNS HOME November 21,
1:25; B&W; silent; V-118 AA208; S1239
This film features champion racehorse Carry Back at home in Ocala.
86. CARS OF YESTERDAY August 1961
8:28; color; silent; V-91 BA039; S. 828
This film is outtakes from Horn's Cars of Yesterday in Sarasota, including interiors and exteriors.
87. JOHNNY CARSON AT THE FLORIDA
PAVILION May 29, 1964
1:28; B&W; silent, V-234 AA490; S. 828
Comedian Johnny Carson plays ball and scuba dives with the porpoises while touring the Florida Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
88. THE CASE FOR THE CANAL 1970
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006 "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
89. CASEY CASON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY 1991
18:55; color; sound; V-163 P93-013
Highway patrol Captain Owen "Casey" Cason celebrates his 80th birthday on the 22nd floor of the Capitol in Tallahassee on September 3, 1991. The celebration is attended by the following Florida dignitaries: former Governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham and Wayne Mixson; Gov. Bob Martinez; U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles; Comptroller Gerald Lewis and Secretary of State Jim Smith. US Sen. Bob Graham honors Captain Cason, a security agent for five Florida governors who is well-known for his daily jog up the 22 flights of stairs in the Capitol building.
90. CASEY CASON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY #2
22:52; color; sound; V-164 P93-013
In this film, each of the officials mentioned in the above-referenced film pay tribute to Captain Cason at his birthday celebration in Tallahassee. There is dancing at the end.
91. CASEY CASON'S MEMORIAL SERVICE 1992
52:45; color; sound; V-165 P93-013
This film shows Captain Owen "Casey" Cason's memorial service in Tallahassee. The service opens with Secretary of State Jim Smith speaking. Pastor Robert MacMillian of First Baptist Church in Tallahassee says a prayer, Gov. Lawton Chiles, Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson, reporter Dick Kane and Jim Story speak. Captain Cason was a security agent for five Florida governors. He lived from 1911 to 1992.
92. CELEBRATIONS 1953
12:54; color; silent; V-178 H-23
This is a home movie. An infant, Jeff, is brought home from the hospital. Another boy, Lance, is shown at Christmas with his cowboy outfit and many other toys. Viewers see Jeff's baptism at Zion Lutheran with Pastor Henry Wolter. The film then jumps to Jeff at his first birthday and Lance in his Cub Scout outfit. There is footage of the Skyway bridge shot from a car and family scenes in the yard.
93. A CENTURY OF BANKING IN JACKSONVILLE
August 8, 1977
31:24; color; sound; V-92 EA016; S. 828
This film chronicles the history of Jacksonville and the Barnett family. Viewers learn that the family's fortunes are intertwined in the history of the city and the state. The film was produced using still photos and newspaper clippings.
94. CHAIRES COMMUNITY 1977
11:57; color; sound and silent; V-243 BA403; S.1239
This film provides a brief look at the community of Chaires, located north of Tallahassee. There are shots of the Chaires Elementary School, neighborhoods and an interview with Chaires descendents who talk about their family history and the founding of the Chaires community. Produced by WFSU-TV.
95. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED 1963
28:00; color; sound; V-10 DA020; S. 828
This film gives an overview of the State Legislature, showing opening ceremonies and swearing in of new legislators by Florida Supreme Court justices B.K. Roberts and Millard Caldwell. Viewers see speeches given at joint session with a rousing address by Governor Farris Bryant. The film describes the jobs of various members of the Legislature, showing legislators going about their daily tasks. There are scenes of bills being argued and voted on. There are scenes of Governor Bryant signing a bill and giving a press conference. There are also excerpts showing the news media of the day. There is footage of the wives' galleries and behind-the-scenes workers. The film ends with the traditional handkerchief drop, “sine die,” signaling the end of session. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and Leroy Crooks.
96. THE CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS 1975
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA093; S. 828
This film shows horse racing at Gulfstream in 1975. The wild animal race uses Bengal tigers. Viewers see jockey Eddie Arcaro. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Gulfstream Park.
97. CHALLENGE OF THE '70s November 5, 1966
12:15; color; sound; V-70 BA131; S. 828
Various foreign ministers of tourism meet in Miami to discuss tourism promotion. They have breakfast in the Carillon Hotel, meet Miss Florida and confer. Translators, "just like at the UN," give simultaneous translations over headphones. They break for lunch and go by bus to the Miami Herald's new building. Then there are speeches and the presentation of cigars to each delegate by FDC Chairman Charles Campbell. Produced by FDC.
98. THE CHANGING FACE OF FLORIDA 1960s
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
This is a film about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida workers on the job in aircraft assembly factories, garment factories, steel mills, citrus groves, paper mills and power plants. Florida's "business friendly" tax structure is discussed in detail. Produced by Florida Development Commission.
99. RAY CHARLES 1970s
13:50; color; sound; V-155 P93-013; S. 1239
It is "FAMU Day" at the Legislature. Ray Charles is introduced by Sen. Pat Thomas in the Senate Chamber. Mr. Charles chats for a while and then plays a tune. Videotaped by Bradley White.
100. ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN 1970s
7:00; color; silent; V-190 BA279; S.1239
Art Cheek stands in his organic garden and shows off some of his organic produce. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by WFSU-TV.
101. ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN April/May
12:33; color; sound; V-190 BA281; S.1239
Art Cheek describes the benefits of organic gardening while sharing methods he uses to maximize vegetable yields in his 4,000-square-foot garden. This work film contains several segments that document the garden's evolution from seeded soil to a lush cornucopia. Also see BA279 & BA281. Produced by WFSU-TV.
102. ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN 1975
7:10; color; sound; V-190 BA282; S.1239
Art Cheek demonstrates how to tie off bean and tomato plants. He displays seedlings in his greenhouse and displays cabbages in his garden. He also explains how planting various herbs around the perimeter of his garden acts as a natural insect deterrent. Also see BA279 & BA281. Produced by WFSU-TV.
103. CHILDREN TUMBLING AT FSU 1950s
10:10; B&W; silent; V-117 BA162; S. 1239
This film shows scenes of tumbling children on the lawn on FSU campus. Most of the children are in grade school. Some of them are in costume. Instructors are also shown.
104. CIRCUS HALL OF FAME 1960s
13:00; B&W; sound; V-10 BA088; S. 828
This film shows circus mementos and performances from this now defunct attraction. A blonde woman in a dual role appears as "Mom" with a "typical" family and as a performer with trained ponies. Viewers see clowns, trained lions and a trapeze act. There is calliope music throughout. Produced by Guided Tours.
105. CIRCUS OF SUMMER FUN June 11, 1963
1:50; B&W; silent; V-95 AA149; S. 828
This was a news piece about the FDC campaign called "Circus of Summer Fun," which was created to encourage tourism. In the film, a vacationing family is stopped and "arrested" by Tallahassee City Police and Florida Highway Patrol and rewarded with a free weekend at a motel in Fort Lauderdale. Produced by FDC.
106. CITRUS BOULEVARD 1965
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; S. 828
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see Silver Springs, Leesburg, the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree "belongs" to a state governor. The film shows a citrus stand and Cypress Gardens with a great shot of tourists and their movie cameras. Viewers also see Bok Tower and a majorette twirling in front of a store. There are good shots halfway through the film of a convertible, with models, on the highway. Produced by Guided Tours.
107. CITRUS HONEY 1970s
11:50; color; sound; V-95 BA175; S. 828
This film shows how the honey and citrus industries depend on each other in Florida. Handling of bees and hives is shown in detail. Extraction of honey, removal of wax and packaging are also shown. Then, viewers see University of Florida researchers working with honey and citrus products.
108. CITY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS/TALLAHASSEE December
1:15; color; silent; V-132 AA266; S.1239
This film shows the Capitol and downtown Tallahassee with Christmas decorations. Produced by WFSU-TV.
109. CITY WITH A NEW LOOK 1960
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (including the city-owned harness racing track) are also shown. Viewers also see the Martin Aerospace plant and other space-oriented companies. The film shows senior citizens working, banks, newspapers, highway construction and the airport. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions; sponsored by Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
110. CIVIL DISTURBANCE n.d.
4:42; color; silent; V-124 AA127; S. 828
Firefighters from West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach battle a building fire. Sheriff's deputies wearing helmets and carrying shotguns stand guard. A group of African-Americans watch and wave to the camera. Viewers also see a burning truck, more police, and African-Americans being arrested.
111. CIVIL RIGHTS 1960s
3:45; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
This film begins with reporters being led out of the Governor's Mansion. It then switches to a rally of African-Americans on the steps of the Capitol. It shows the crowd chanting and displaying signs for "Black Power," then shifts back to reporters. The sound is garbled.
112. CLEARWATER SPORTS n.d.
13:10; color; sound; V-14 BA042; S. 828
This film is narrated by Red Barber. It shows people golfing, watching major league baseball, playing softball, attending horse races, watching jai-alai, playing shuffleboard and playing tennis. Viewers see boating, skiing, hydroplane races, children's pram sailing and fishing. Produced by Marvin H. Scott Jr. Film Productions of Tampa; sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Advertising Agency Inc.
113. LEROY COLLINS LIBRARY DEDICATION 1993
58:00; color; sound; V-169
This film is a production by the Sunshine Network. It shows the dedication of the LeRoy Collins Library (Leon County Public Library) in Tallahassee. The video begins with a short history of Gov. LeRoy Collins' achievements, and then moves to the dedication. Marjorie Turnbull, Leon County Commissioner and cochair of the Collins Commemorative Commission, was spokesperson for the event. There were many distinguished speakers, including former Florida governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, and the current governor, Lawton Chiles. Manny Joanos, Leon County Commissioner; Steve Uhlfelder, cochair of the Collins Commemorative Commissioner; Janet Reno, US Attorney General; and Mrs. LeRoy Collins also speak.
114. COLORFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA FASHION 1960s
5:31; color; sound; V-126 AA212; S. 828
This film shows a fashion show featuring all Florida-made products. It shows casual clothing for women, including many reversible combinations.
COLOR ME FUN ca. 1970
13:20; color; sound; V-82 BA144; S. 828
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groovy things and groovy people," as well as dog racing, horse racing, and jai-alai. The film ends with scenes from the Everglades. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Tourist Development Authority of Miami Beach.
116. COMPASS POINTS SOUTH ca. 1960s
28:07; B&W; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17
In this film, Wayne Ferris talks to Sen. George Smathers about his trip to Latin America. Most of the program deals with the communist threat to the Latin American region. The show is comprised primarily of footage shot during Smathers' trip to various locations in the Caribbean and South America. Scenes include riots in Panama over control of the Canal Zone and footage of Fidel Castro shaking his fist and meeting with Russian leader Anastas Mikoyan. Later, there is footage of an interview by Miami reporter Dick Lobo with Generalissimo Raphael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. The segment on Venezuela includes 1958 footage of Vice President Richard Nixon's motorcade being stoned by angry protesters. There are a few brief scenes of Smathers meeting with Venezuelan President Bettencourt. There are brief shots of Haiti and Puerto Rico, including Smathers' meeting with the Haitian President. Sen. Smathers comments that student exchange programs may improve relations with Latin America. Mr. Ferris closes the program with recommendations such as price stabilization measures, mineral quotas, market subsidies and improved foreign aid. Produced by WCKT of Miami.
117. COMPOSTING August 20, 1976
5:18; color; sound; V-244 AA462; S.1239
In this film, an organic farmer talks about the importance of composting, discussing different methods, and then demonstrates making a compost heap. Produced by WFSU-TV.
VETERANS CONVENTION 1914
16:15; B&W; silent; V-14 CA024; S. 828
This film was produced with titles, and shows the meeting of 40,000 Confederate war veterans in Jacksonville. They dance to fiddle music and many cars, horses, bands and flags are shown. The veterans are shown dining together in a mess tent. An electric street car goes by during a section titled "Sons of Confederate Veterans Parade." An African-American loyal to the Confederacy is shown, as well as the "youngest vet." Produced by Mackey and Coutant Film Co.; sponsored by Florida Commercial Sound Films of Jacksonville.
119. CONQUISTADOR ARRIVING October 11, 1979
6:27; color; silent; V-75 BA010; S. 828
Actors dressed as a conquistador and a three-man crew arrive on a beach. A dinghy is overloaded and stuck in the sand. Then, when they are about to climb up a dune, cars drive through the background. The actors emote for the camera. This is composed of outtakes from another film. Sponsored by FDC.
120. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO.
1 Late 1950s
34:46; color; silent; V-91 EA001; P84-048
This film shows road building in Florida , including land clearing, drainage digging, pipe laying, grading, curb construction , limestone quarrying, tar spraying and asphalt laying. See BA156. Produced by Florida State Road Department.
121. CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO.
2 Late 1950s
7:55; color; silent; V-101 BA156; P84-048
This film is a continuation of EA001, and shows more road construction . It includes concrete pouring and finished roads with traffic. Produced by the Florida State Road Department.
122. CORAL GABLES: THE GLOBAL CITY OF THE FUTURE
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narrator then pitches his neighborhood from the streets of Paris. He continues the narration from London, Latin America and New York City, and then returns home. Then, various CEOs tell why they and their companies moved to Coral Gables. Throughout, the film shows scenes of "the good life," education, industry, culture and entertainment. Produced by Associated Filmmakers International.
123. CORAL GABLES: THE FLAPPER AT 40 1965
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA147; S. 828
This film was made in celebration of Coral Gables' 40th birthday. It shows Merrick Manor (with a coral gable), the residence of the Rev. Solomon Merrick, the first person to build in the area. The film shows many examples of architecture, landscaping and waterways. People wear 1920s costumes to a golf course and a party. Viewers see University of Miami buildings, shopping areas, commercial buildings, Matheson Hammock Park, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, War Memorial Youth Center, schools and residences. The film is taken from excerpts of an hour-long television program by WCKT-News, Miami.
124. COUNTY WITH A FUTURE n.d.
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, the airport, the paper and wood industries, fishing, football, a boat race, Ravine Gardens State Park, Cross Florida Barge Canal and a rodeo. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of Putnam County.
125. CRAB CANNING 1960
2:38; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 5)
This film has footage of crabs being steamed and canned at a canning factory. Factory workers shuck oysters and crack, steam and can crabs by hand. The factory location is unidentified.
126. CRYSTAL RIVER NUCLEAR PLANT/ FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL
UNIVERSITY ART SHOW 1980s
11:26; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA233; S. 1239
This segment contains extensive silent footage of the interior of the plant. In a short interview, a plant administrator remarks on the history of the facility and on the construction of the plant. He discusses the advantages of nuclear power sources over those of fossil fuels, denoting American independence from foreign oil producers among them. Paintings from an art exhibit at Florida A&M University conclude the segment.
127. CYPRESS GARDENS n.d.
13:05; color; sound; V-15 BA032; S. 828
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gowns. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
128. CYPRESS GARDENS— 25 YEARS 1960s
16:35; B&W; silent; V-78 CA168; S. 828
This film has a mixture of scenes shot over 25 years (until the early 1960s) at Cypress Gardens. It starts with a short comedy sequence. Then, American Indians dance around a group of ski stars on land and a skier greets a group of American Indians on a beach. Dick Pope drives a golf ball global around the property and goes from shot to shot driving a 1957 Continental pulling a trailer with his golf cart in it. Pope poses with Victor Borge. There is a synchronized swimming sequence, a segment that shows clowns skiing and footage of children jumping rope. Viewers also see the parking lot, ski show shots, hula-hooping Hawaiians, Hawaiians learning to ski, beauty queens and conquistadors parading and posing, a skier and a model in a boat, and Dick Pope playing piano on a raft towed behind a boat as a skier performs to his music. Produced and sponsored by Cypress Gardens.
129. CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM 1950s
2:45; B&W; silent; V-205 DT006; S. 828
This is a short souvenir film comprised of scenes from Cypress Gardens. Visitors tour the park, take scenic riverboat rides and photograph the young southern belles who stroll the park daily. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
130. CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER n.d.
5:57; color; sound; V-13 AA019; S. 828
This film shows a group of 5- to 7-year-old children learning to water ski in a pool shaped like the state of Florida. A three-wheeled motorized cart with a boom arm and ski rope pulls them along in the pool. Then, a youngster and teacher ski on the lake. The film is silent up to this point. Viewers see scenes of tourists, flowers and belles in plantation gowns. Next is a game of outboard water polo, played by four couples in small fiberglass dinghies with a 5-foot diameter beach ball.
131. CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FOLK DANCERS 1950s
5:36; color; silent; V-192 FLAA007; S. 1579; Media 1979-26
This film shows Czech dancers from Masaryktown, Florida dressed in traditional attire. They perform the Beseda dance, accompanied by Jerry Psenka on accordion. It also shows Czechoslovakian folk dances inside the Stephen Foster Museum in White Springs, Florida. This film has outstanding color quality. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
132. THE DAILY COMMERCIAL 2001
25:00; color; sound V-227; J. Hill loan
This is a documentary on the 125th anniversary of the Daily Commercial newspaper of Leesburg, Florida . The film features historic images of Leesburg and commentary by Leesburg historians George Rast and Jim Hill. Produced by the Leesburg Daily Commercial.
133. DAVID OF SARASOTA n.d.
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sailor Circus; Ringling Brothers Circus; Emmett Kelly; artists Ben Stahl, Thornton Outes and Sid Solomon; author John D. McDonald and historian Arnold Toynbee. The film also shows outdoor recreation. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce.
20:46; color; sound; V-237 DA095; S.1239
This film shows civil rights leader Angela Davis speaking at Florida A&M University's Black History Month convocation. Her remarks include statements on human rights, political prisoners, apartheid, education, health care, black poverty and the state of affairs in the civil rights movement. There are several edits and some audio distortion, which do not impact the footage tremendously. There is also additional footage of Ms. Davis expanding on the topics from her speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
135. DAYS OF SPAIN FIESTA 1974
12:40; color; sound; V-191 BA293; S.1239
St. Augustine's Day of Spain Fiesta is highlighted in this film. The narrator traces the founding of St. Augustine, the establishment of Castillo de San Marcos and the construction of the city. Larry Moore of the St. Augustine Jaycees comments on the Fiesta. Mayor Fred Brancoff and St. Augustine's "Royal Family" open the Fiesta with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Musicians perform and children compete for prizes at contest booths. A band of "gypsy dancers" performs and a mock battle between "French invaders" and "Spanish soldiers" ensues on a small stage for a few moments before the French are repelled. Produced by WFSU-TV.
136. DAYTONA BEACH RESORT AREA: THE AFFORDABLE FLORIDA 1970s
11:20; color; sound; V-22 BA053; S. 828
This is one of the few tourism films to use synch sound with the models. It features three couples: one retired, one with two children and a young married couple. They frolic in the surf, fish and shop. Viewers see attractions, nightlife and all of the usual pastimes. The film shows some old-time footage of car races on the beach and many contemporary vehicles on the beach. It also shows Disney World, Marineland, Silver Springs, the Daytona Speedway, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Ormond Beach Hotel and Kennedy Space Center. Produced by Coronado Studios and Gouchenour Inc. Advertising; sponsored by the Daytona Beach Resort Area.
1:29; B&W; sound, V-234 AA529, S. 828
This film has action-packed scenes from the 1962 Daytona 500, including crashes and driver "Fireball" Roberts in the winners circle. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
DAYTONA 500 February 1964
2:00; B&W; sound; V-100 AA116; S. 828
This film has scenes of pre-race time trials, including several crashes and spinouts. It uses a camera mounted behind a driver in some shots. Then, viewers see scenes of a race, a car and a mechanic on fire during a pit stop, and winner Tiny Lund celebrating his victory. Produced by FDC.
139. D-DAY AT MARATHON n.d.
13:48; color; sound; V-22 CA035; S. 828
This film shows the construction of an artificial reef with the help of Goodyear and involved citizens of Marathon. It shows how tires are punched, squeezed and loaded with concrete. Navy LSM and private vessels are loaded with tires. All of them converge and begin dumping. There is underwater photography of tires hitting the bottom and sea life beginning to inhabit the tires. The film shows the Goodyear blimp Mayflower. Produced by Sonny Florida Productions.
140. A DAY AT THE ZOO Early 1960s
23:45; color; sound; V-79 DA027; S. 828
This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. It shows animals in concrete and chicken wire enclosures, elephants eating cotton candy from the visitors, and monkeys playing on their playground equipment. The narrator makes many cutesy comments as the animals are shown. The family has lunch and the film shows the snack bar with burgers, fries, corn dogs and snow cones being made. The zoo also features rides, including a merry-go-round, a roller coaster and a miniature train. Then, the zoo director and a city commissioner are seen and an animal "beauty contest" is shown. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.
141. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA
12:32; B&W; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.
142. THE DEATH PENALTY late 1980s
2:17; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
This is a WSVN/Newscenter 7 special segment. Protesters from Amnesty International, a human rights organization, confront Gov. Martinez on his pro-death penalty stand. Martinez listens graciously, then reaffirms his commitment to keeping capital punishment in Florida. Videotaped by Bradley White.
143. DEEP SEA SPORT FISHING 1960s
1:30; B&W; silent; V-100 AA103; S. 828
This film features deep-sea fishing off of Panama City, showing a young boy and his prize swordfish catch. Produced by FDC.
144. DEER SANTA n.d.
3:50; color; sound; V-27 AA068; S. 828
In this film, "Santa's deer and their many cousins meet the happy children" at the International Deer Ranch, which is part of the Silver Springs attraction. Viewers see deer fed by hand, then explore the Florida Frontier (a nature trail) and see Santa at his winter home. The children throw coins into a flaming spring and pet baby animals in the animal nursery. Produced by Hack Swain Productions; sponsored by FDC.
145. DEKLE HOME MOVIE 1940s
23:35; color; silent; V-174
This home movie has scenes of both Florida and New York. It begins with New York in 1944, showing a cigarette billboard displaying the face of a member of the armed forces with smoke coming out of his mouth. Todd Dekle is standing on a busy street. The film then moves to the Miami Fire Department, with O.A. Dekle on a fire engine and later playing horseshoes. Next is Todd Dekle starting a 1932 Chevy using the crank on the front.
146. DELAND/WEST VOLUSIA AREA Late 1970s
14:25; color; sound; V-22 CA149; S. 828
This film shows DeLand, Orange City, the Pioneer Art Settlement, bass fishing, water skiing and canoeing. Viewers see manatees in Blue Springs State Park, Hontoon Island State Park, DeLeon Springs, Old Methuselah Cypress Tree, Dunlawton Sugar Mill and Stetson University. The film has underwater photography. Produced by Glen Lau Productions.
147. DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION ca. 1947
8:00; color; silent; V-177 H-10
This is a home movie showing the Democratic National Convention in New York, including shots of the Empire State Building and Times Square. It shows WJZ-TV filming and convention hall shots. The interior shots are dark. Viewers see people touring the city and the Camel cigarette sign with a man blowing smoke out of his mouth. There is a great view of the city taken from the Empire State Building. Included in the footage are Leo, Sr., Judson, Belle and Barbara Kuebler.
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN CONVENTION
13:30; color; sound; V-22 CA130; S. 828
This film shows activities in Miami Beach during the Republican and Democratic conventions of 1972. It showcases the Miami Beach Convention Center with footage of a circus, industry shows and ice shows. Viewers also see demonstrators; candidates Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and George McGovern; and other politicians and celebrities, including Reubin Askew, Ted Kennedy, Ed Muskie, Shirley Chisholm, Hubert Humphrey, Thomas Eagleton, George Wallace, Henry Kissinger, John Wayne, Barry Goldwater, Frank Sinatra, Chad Everett, Sammy Davis Jr., and Charlton Heston. Produced by Coronado Studios ; sponsored by the Tourism Development Authority of Miami Beach.
149. D.O.T REPORT 1970s
13:26; color; optical; V-207 CA282; S. 828
Bob Considine takes the viewer on an "in-depth" look at the Florida Department of Transportation. The department plays an integral part in making Florida the "fastest growing state in the nation" by using the newest technology. Recent scientific developments like enormous punch-card computers, underwater bridge inspection and automated map drafting are new methods embraced by the department. Efforts to minimize disruption of Florida's citizens, natural environment and historical heritage are aided by several full-time expert advisors. The FDOT is also a testing ground for revolutionary programs such as "Flash," an emergency motorist distress system, free car wash sites on the Florida Turnpike and new forms of mass transit. Produced by the Hallmark International Films for FDOT.
FOR WINNING 1970s
13:00; color; sound; V-25 BA003; S. 828
Steve Spurrier, Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida star, describes various techniques for playing football. Ray Graves, Spurrier's college coach, says a few words as well. This leads to a pitch for orange juice at the training table. There are many scenes of Spurrier in action as a collegian and a professional football player throughout the film. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus.
151. A DIP IN DIXIE n.d.
14:30; B&W; sound; V-25 CA018; S. 828
The Tarpon Club, the FSU Women's Swim Team, demonstrates synchronized swimming to minstrel show music and other tunes. Sponsored by FDC.
152. THE DISCOVERY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND n.d.
26:40; color; sound; V-25 DA018; S. 828
Jose Ferrer is host and narrator, greeting the viewer from the dunes. He meets with professor William Rogers of the Florida State University History Department and hears the history of the area. Viewers see fishing boats and the causeway to the island. The film also shows footage of the annual seafood festival with the blessing of the fleet, aerial shots of Apalachicola, a memorial to Dr. John Gorrie (inventor of refrigeration) and comments from some residents. Viewers see oyster tonging, shrimping, the ferry to the island, and some scuba scenes after which the divers describe sunken wrecks. There is beautiful scenic photography of beaches, hammocks and a sunset. Produced by Peter Barton Productions of Tallahassee; sponsored by Leisure Properties Inc.
YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW April 23, 1966
13:30; color; sound; V-83 BA155; S. 828
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces our "new neighbor," Walt Disney. The film uses clips from Disney television shows and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. It also uses scenes of Disney-created exhibits at the New York World's Fair. It shows color/sound footage of the Orlando press conference announcing Disney World. The film shows how Disneyland benefited Anaheim, California economically. There are testimonials in favor of Disney from Dick Pope of Cypress Gardens, Lamar Allen of the Florida Travel Council, William Johnson of FDC, Tom Pinta of Busch Gardens and Leonard Hutchinson of Miracle Strip Council. Produced by FDC.
154. DISNEY WORLD 1972
28:30; color; sound; V-8 DA011; S. 828
In this film, Disney World is described as "your complete vacation destination." A mariachi band greets a monorail in the hotel lobby and then heads off to the Magic Kingdom. Produced by Walt Disney Productions. Copyright Walt Disney Productions.
155. DIVERS AT WAKULLA SPRINGS April 29,
24:01; color; silent; V-158 WV-15
This film shows divers in a cavern and near the lip at Wakulla Springs. Viewers see divers swim through the weeds, swim over the lip and swim through a sunken log. Schools of fish are shown. The divers in the cave swim along rocks on the bottom. This portion of the film is too dark. Viewers also see a diver with a mastodon bone.
156. DIXIE FROLICS 1963
2:30; B&W; sound; V-234 AA513; S. 828
Four southern belles in the 1963 Miss Dixie pageant frolic on the beach in a convertible and stroll the boardwalk at Daytona Beach, flirting and captivating passersby as stereotypical 1960s television music blares in the background. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
157. DOG FIGHTING (Part I) 1970s
11:05; color; sound; V-130 BA222; S.1239
In this film, owners talk about their pit bulls' innate aggression, describing why they make such good hunting dogs. A breeder talks about the "sport" of dog fighting. Produced by WFSU-TV.
158. DOG FIGHTING (Part II) 1970s
11:00; color; sound; V-130 BA221; S.1239
A breeder talks about how instinctively aggressive the pit bull is. The film shows the breeders' dogs and how they interact. The breeder estimates that there are about 250 "professional" dog fighters in the United States. He also discusses the gambling that takes place at dog fights and state legislation regarding the "sport." Produced by WFSU-TV.
159. DOG FIGHTING (Part III) 1970s
11:20; color; silent; V-130 BA 220; S.1239
This film has scenes of a dog running a track and chasing a baby doll in a cage. It also shows dogs tied up, but interacting in a friendly manner with other dogs, cats and children. The dogs appear very docile. It shows still photographs of dogs hunting and pulling pigs down by their ears. There is some actual footage of dog fighting. Produced by WFSU-TV.
160. DOG FIGHTING (PART IV) 1970s
20:25; color; sound; V-222 DA126; S.1239
Baker Davis, a Tallahassee-area dog fighting trainer, talks about his methods of training a dog for fighting, betting on matches, watching the fights for entertainment, rules and procedures for participation, and a local raid on a dog fighting match. He draws a diagram of a dog fighting pit, explains the procedures prior to a fight, and explains fight rules and terminology. Produced by WFSU-TV.
161 DOG FIGHTING (PART V) 1970s
22:00; color; sound; V-222 DA127; S.1239
This film features interview footage with Duncan Wright, president of the American Dog Owners Association. He comments on the growing interest in dog fighting and the sport's inhumane and brutal qualities. He discusses his organization's push to make dog fighting a federal crime. Produced by WFSU-TV.
162. DONALD DUCK CITRUS PRODUCTS 1960s
17:15; color; sound; V-8 CA125; S. 828
Donald Duck appears in cartoon sequences interspersed throughout this film about citrus processing. The film shows all the steps from the tree to the consumer. It includes processing juice to make powdered concentrate. Sponsored by Citrus World.
163. DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH n.d.
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.
164. MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS 1980s
19:10; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
This video begins with Gov. Bob Martinez and reporters. It quickly moves on to a Cabinet meeting where James Eaton and Michael Rockland from Florida A&M University's Center For Black Culture are honored. Next, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is honored. Ms. Douglas talks about her commitment to Florida's environment, specifically about the cleanup of Lake Okeechobee. Videotaped by Bradley White.
165. BEVERLY DOZIER/GOVERNOR REUBIN ASKEW
10:28; color; sound; V-236 BA412; S.1239
This is an interview with Florida Secretary of State Candidate Beverly Dozier aboard her campaign vehicle. There is footage of Mrs. Dozier talking with voters. Gov. Askew comments on the demands placed on his wife in her role as the first lady of Florida . Gov. Askew also comments on women in society, the opportunities available for women, and his support for the ERA amendment. He also remarks on appointing Dorothy Glisson as Secretary of State. Produced by WFSU-TV.
166. DRAGONS OF PARADISE— PART
I December 5, 1977
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film explains how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Himes, David Deets of the Florida Game and Fresh Fish Commission and alligator expert Ross Allen, provide enlightening information on Florida's most famous and least understood native resident. Produced by WFSU-TV.
167. DRAGONS OF PARADISE— PART
II December 5, 1977
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance alligators and population growth caused them to be removed from the list after a only few years of federal protection. John and Roland Denise, former poachers turned state-sanctioned "gator hunters," are shown on a hunting trip. Roland proudly displays a large axe he calls a "convincer" because it helps convince alligators to get into his boat. Ecologist Roy McDairmid of the University of South Florida and Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida scorn the Florida Game Commission's decision to allow the sale of alligator hides gathered by hunters. Produced by WFSU-TV.
168. DUCKS AT WAKULLA SPRINGS n.d.
10:12; color; silent; V-159 WV-9
This film shows hundreds of ducks near the beach area of the spring.
169. ELECTRIC CHAIR n.d.
2:30; color; silent; V-239 AA414; S.1239
This film has shots of the electric chair, voltage gauges, a red control handle and the viewing chamber. The prison location is Raiford , Florida. Produced by WFSU-TV.
170. ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW October 29,
11:42; color; sound and silent; V-222 BA359; S.1239
This film shows footage of an electric car in operation. The owner describes how the vehicle works and contests that electric cars are better for the environment and more energy-efficient than vehicles that operate on internal combustion engines. The film has additional footage of an MG automobile show at Wakulla Springs park. Several drivers participate in a blindfolded driving competition. Produced by WFSU-TV.
171. THE ELLIOT STORY 1950s
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-alai, golf, shuffleboard and lawn bowling. At the end, they change the total on a city population sign by adding two. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Year 'Round Living Commission of Daytona Beach.
172. ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS
2:40; color; silent; V-51 AA095; S. 828
Borden's Milk mascot Elsie the Cow and her calf Beauregard cruise a canal at Cypress Gardens aboard a pontoon raft. They disembark and pose with two young women wearing straw hats.
173. THE ENCHANTED KEY 1950s
9:33; color; sound; V-118 BA196; S. 828 E.W.
Dutton filmed and narrated this look at seabirds in the Keys. This was made when the birds and Kodachrome movie film were plentiful.
174. EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT early 1980s
11:48; color; sound; V-120 BA 224; S.1239
The narrator of this film talks about the Equal Rights Amendment. She gives a good history on how the resolution evolved, and where it stood at the time the film was made. It repeats film footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
175. ERA RALLY 1970s
4:00; color; silent; V-241 AA468; S.1239
This film has footage of a large pro-ERA protest at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. The protesters, including Betty Friedan and Alan Alda, march to the Capitol. Gov. Askew speaks to the protesters. Produced by WFSU-TV.
176. EVERGLADES HARVEST 1983
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828
This film gives a detailed overview of South Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. This film details sugarcane production in all of its phases, from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to loading the refined sugar into barges for shipment. It also covers the Spanish introduction of the cane plant into Florida in the 1500s, south Florida's early sugarcane industry and the great hurricane of 1928. Several state and federal experts make short testimonials on sugarcane and the industries associated with it. Produced by Cinema East Miami and the Florida Sugar Cane League.
177. EVERGLADES WILDLIFE n.d.
11:06; color; silent; V-100 BA128; S. 828
This film shows scenes of otters, opossums, raccoons, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles and gators in the Everglades. There are shots of Glades islands that are rookeries, including storks, eggs in a nest, chicks in a nest, cormorant chicks in a nest, limpkins, roseate spoonbills, herons, skimmers, an owl, and an osprey and its young.
178. EXPANDING THE CORRECTIONAL HORIZON 1970s
17:00; color; sound V-228; P97-002
This video explains the Division of Corrections' program for preparing inmates for their return to society after incarceration. The Corrections Training Institute provided data entry, welding, agricultural and vocational training to inmates. In addition, the program stressed the importance of improving communication between inmates and prison officials. This video, shot entirely inside Florida correctional facilities, contains scenes of prisoners participating in training activities. Produced by the Bureau of Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance.
179. FABRICATION OF BRIDGE SECTIONS 1950s
21:03; color; silent; V-113 CA251; P84-048
This is footage of the techniques involved in road and bridge construction, showing how cylindrical concrete supports and highway overpass sections are made. The parts are placed on barges and floated to the construction site. Then, the supports are pounded into the ocean floor. Afterwards, slabs are placed on top of the supports.
180. "FACE THE NATION" — KINESCOPE November
28:25; B&W; sound; V-215 EA038; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, where he fields questions posed by journalists William S. White, Russell Jones, William H. Lawrence and program host Stewart Novins. Sen. Smathers provides unscripted responses to inquiries regarding his prediction for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1960, the chances that he will run for president or vice president, the likelihood that the South will abandon the Democratic Party, Latin American issues, his assessment of Fidel Castro and integration issues. Produced by CBS.
181. FAMOUS PEOPLE IN TALLAHASSEE n.d.
23:10; color, sound; V-121 DA062; S.1239
This film has scenes of various people visiting Tallahassee, including Ronald Reagan, Ralph Nader, Hosea Williams, Arthur Ashe, Joyce Brothers, Lillian Carter, Beverly Sills, Rosalynn Carter, Mark Russell and Mohammed Ali. It also includes a short clip on Theodore Bundy's trial coverage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
182. FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS July 1, 1966
7:15; color; sound; V-55 BA166; S. 828
This film is footage of an International Stewardess Contest. The girls pose, frolic and visit Miami Seaquarium, home of television star Flipper. They go to a beauty shop. The contest begins later that evening. The winner is from Guatemala. The film also shows Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and Miami Beach Mayor Elliot Roosevelt.
183. ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF STATES PARADE n.d.
1:00; color; silent; V-145 AA270; S. 828
This film is a short piece of the Annual Mid-Winter Festival of States Parade in St. Petersburg with Gov. and Mrs. Spessard Holland. It is an incomplete film.
184. FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS 1963
14:00; B&W; sound; V-3 BA078; S. 828
This is footage of a Pensacola civic celebration. There are reenactments, costumes, pageants and parades. The film shows an open house at the Naval Aviation Museum, an air show including Navy Skydive Demonstration Team "The Shooting Stars" under round parachutes, and the Blue Angels. There is also a sports car race and fishing with Ted Williams and Roy Martin. A speedboat race and water ski show follow. There is another parade at the end.
185. FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS June 9-12, 1955
9:50; B&W; silent; V-89 BA014; S. 828
This film starts with a shot of a souvenir program showing the name and dates of the event. There are shots of a crowd on a pier as a group of costumed men arrive on a sloop. Next are scenes of pageantry and more of an indoor pageant. The parade has a few Seminoles , Miss Tallahassee, Miss Lake Charles, Miss Gainesville and others.
186. FIFTEEN YEARS WITH 4-WTVJ 1964
29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gambling, the 1954 LeRoy Collins - Charlie Johns debate, the 1957 Cape Canaveral Satellite launching, the death of an Italian boat racer at the Orange Bowl Regatta, Castro's arrival in Havana after taking power, Hurricane Donna in 1961, Orange Bowl football, return of soldiers from the Bay of Pigs, and President Kennedy's visit to Miami in 1963.
187. FIGHTERS OF THE HUNDRED FATHOMS 1960s
13:51; color; sound; V-85 CA226; S. 828 Henry Shakespeare, founder of the company that makes fishing equipment, goes deep-sea fishing off Panama City. He also boards a research boat and sees a marlin tagging project. Several marlin and a few dolphins are caught.
188. FILMING "BENEATH THE TWELVE MILE REEF" 1953
8:00; color; silent; V-179 H-48 Gilbert Roland and Terry Moore are two of the stars shown in this home movie of the filming of "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" at Tarpon Springs. Many waterfront scenes are contrasted.
189. FILMING CECIL DEMILLE'S "GREATEST SHOW ON
8:43; color; silent; V-179 H-49
This is a home movie of the filming of Cecil DeMille's "Greatest Show On Earth" in Sarasota. There is a parade through town with Paramount camera crews and large crowds of spectators. There is footage of Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Graham and Dorothy Lamour.
190. "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" January 1, 1958
27:58; B&W; sound; V-204 EA025; M89-17
This is kinescope footage of Sen. George Smathers appearing on the "First Federal VIP" television show, hosted by former Florida Sen. Harry King. Sen. King opens the show with a brief biography of Sen. Smathers, calling him, "an exciting, stimulating and worthwhile American." Next, there is an advertisement from the show's sponsor, the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, by Ed Gegenschatz. Sen. Smathers answers questions on a range of subjects. He denies a rumor that he and Gov. LeRoy Collins have made arrangements to run for each other's elected positions in the coming election. He comments on the legislative schedule for the 85th Congressional Session and states that maintaining the peace will be their ultimate goal. He also discusses national defense, the federal budget and taxation. Produced by WCTV of Miami with sponsorship from The First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami.
191. "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" — KINESCOPE May
28:00; B&W; sound; V-215 EA037; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers appears on the "First Federal VIP" television show hosted by former Sen. Harry P. Cain. Their topic of discussion is US/Latin American relations. Sen. Smathers shares his opinions concerning aid programs, trade relationships and communist infiltration of Latin American countries. He explains plans for a Western Hemisphere International Court and an International Police Force in Latin America. He closes with comments on his Washington, D.C. meeting with Fidel Castro, who he hopes will effect some positive changes in Cuba. Produced by WCKT Miami.
192. FISHING FEVER 1960s
25:25; color; sound; V-98 DA057; S. 828
This film features freshwater and saltwater fishing with light tackle in Florida waters.
193. FISHING OFF BOCA GRANDE 1950s
21:00; color; silent; V-75 CA191; S. 828
This film has scenes of sport fishing off Boca Grande. Footage includes cabin cruisers, tarpon, fiddler crabs and a Seaboard Coastline train arriving at Boca Grande Station.
194. FISHING IN THE EVERGLADES n.d.
24:00; color; sound; V-79 DA029; S. 828
This film shows the Everglades environment and the wildlife in it. Viewers see National Park Headquarters, boardwalks with tourists, the Visitor's Center, the marina and campgrounds. There are many fishing sequences. There is good wildlife photography at the beginning of the film. Produced by Walter Harrison Smith Productions.
195. FISHIN' FUN IN SARASOTA
25:25; color; sound; V-3 DA012; S. 828
This film has good shots of the Sarasota city waterfront, bridges and Venice jetties. It shows surf fishing off Englewood, bass fishing on the Myakka River, wade fishing in the shallows of Lemon Bay and tarpon fishing in the Gulf. It also shows fishing for sailfish in the Gulf with a nice tail-walking sequence. Produced by Capt. Marty Foster at Florida Film Studios Inc., Sarasota.
196. FISHING FOR FUN 1950s
21:00; color; sound; V-89 CA224; S. 828
This film is all about sport fishing. It starts out in Northern Michigan, then goes to a lake in New Jersey. Then, the action moves to Miami, showing fishing for sailfish in the Atlantic. Viewers also see bonefishing in the flats offshore and tarpon fishing in the mangroves along the Everglades. Some amazing leaps are seen. This is a good example of 1950s narration. The narrator exclaims to the people on camera, the fish and the audience with slang phrases, exhortations and clever comments.
197. FIVE OF FLORIDA'S FINEST
13:27; color; sound; V-91 BA189; S. 828
This film tells about five attractions in the St. Petersburg area: the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty and the London Wax Museum.
198. FIVE SUNDAYS IN MARCH 1970
26:10; color; sound; V-4 DA009; S. 828
Dick Stratton hosts this film showing five Florida sporting events. At the Doral Eastern Open in Miami, Joe Louis was in attendance and Arnold Palmer played. At the Citrus Open in Orlando, Palmer plays and comes in second to Bob Lunn. The Pensacola Country Club is the site of the Monsanto Open with Palmer and Gary Player. Hidden Hills in Jacksonville is the site of the sixth Greater Jacksonville Open with Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Palmer. The Country Club of Miami is the site of the 1970 National Airlines Open. Charming stewardesses from National act as hostesses. Gary Player, Pete Brown, Lee Trevino and Chi Chi Rodriquez play. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Gulf Life Insurance and the Professional Golf Association.
199. FLIGHT INTO OBLIVION: STORY OF THE EVERGLADES KITE
14:30; color; sound; V-4 CA032; S. 828
This film describes the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and its purpose. It tells how uncontrolled burns destroyed nesting areas and food sources of kites. There are shots of kites in flight and mating, as well as shots of their eggs. Viewers also see anhinga, a great blue heron and their nests. The film shows the feeding and first flights of some kite hatchlings. It tells how flood control helps maintain the food supply of the kite and helps ensure its survival. The film also shows the alligator, sandhill crane, wood ibis, great white heron, osprey, roseate spoonbill and bald eagle. It covers the environment of the Everglades and endangered species. Produced by Goodway Films; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: THE 100 BEFORE THE WORLD/LES CENTS DEVANT LE
21:10; color; sound; V-167 S. 1239
In this film, Florida A&M University is the sole representative of the United States in France's 200th Bastille Day Parade in Paris. This film covers FAMU's participation in the parade from day one. It shows the band practicing, sightseeing, interacting with other participants and participating in the parade. Dr. Foster, the band's creator and director, is interviewed throughout the film.
201. FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: BUILDINGS
AND PEOPLE 1972-1982
28:07; color; some sound; V-120 DA067; S.1239
This film shows Florida A&M University's band practicing, led by Dr. William Foster. It also shows footage of football, a parade, campus grounds, the stadium, Mohammed Ali at a FAMU football game, the Black Archives and the FAMU dance company. It ends with an interview with Coach Rudy Hubbard. There is some sound in the final segment, but it is bad. Produced by WFSU-TV.
202. FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAME
5:35; color; sound; V-185 AA347; S.1239
This film has footage of a Florida A&M University football game. It includes scenes of FAMU fans, football players and cheerleaders. FAMU president Walter L. Smith comments on the FAMU Rattlers' happy return to a renovated Bragg Stadium. Produced by WFSU-TV.
203. FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: THE WALTER
SMITH YEARS Late 1980s
12:40; color; sound; V-166 S. 1239
Julian Bond introduces this film. There is a brief personal history of Dr. Walter Smith. The remaining footage is a review of the school's achievements while under the reign of Dr. Smith. Those achievements include the addition of undergraduate and graduate studies, expansion of the Black Archives, new and improved facilities, a boost in sports, Bragg Memorial Stadium, cultural events and reaccreditation of the professional education programs. Gov. Bob Graham closes the film.
204. FLORIDA ARTS FESTIVAL 1960s
14:35; B&W; sound; V-78 CA173; S. 828
This is a film about artist Lou Van Dercar. An on-camera host, with microphone in hand, interviews Van Dercar at work in his home/studio. He produced "modern-style" paintings that were impressionistic and imitative of Dali, Picasso and Pollock. His sculpture is in different mixes of concrete with many Tiki-god or Easter Islands-type heads popular as decor in Polynesian restaurants. Produced by FDC.
205. FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS n.d.
11:25; color; sound; V-102 BA145; S. 828
This film shows the wildlife that abounds at Silver Springs, skiers at Cypress Gardens, Rainbow Springs, Homosassa Springs and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is a chopped-up print that was reassembled. The Homosassa sequence has a model dressed as an "Indian" who feeds the alligators fish and marshmallows.
206. FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS 1948
6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 S. 828
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and street scenes in St. Petersburg; Miami; Tin Can camping; Bayfront Park; fishing; Biscayne Bay; horse racing in Hialeah; flamingos; wildlife scenes; Seminoles in the Everglades (aerial of a village and children); sailboat races; and water skiing at night. The color is faded and the film is a little jumpy. Produced by Castle Films.
207. FLORIDA AT THE FAIR 1964
11:00; color; sound; V-4 BA006; S. 828
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces and narrates this film. It shows Florida's pavilion at the New York World's Fair, along with the acts and activities available there. Produced by FDC.
208. FLORIDA AT THE WORLD'S FAIR 1964
25:32; B&W; sound; V-226 DA118; S. 828
This is kinescope footage of WTVJ-TV's "FYI" program filmed on location at the New York World's Fair Florida Pavilion construction site. According to the script, the pavilion will feature "pretty girls, orange juice, jumping porpoises and all the other wonderful things that represent Florida." There are interviews with Florida businessmen and officials involved in the World's Fair project. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and WTVJ-TV.
209. FLORIDA BEACHES: PARADISE IN PERIL 1970s
18:35; color; sound; V-205 CA284
This film addresses efforts to save Florida's "greatest natural resource," its beaches, from erosion. Officials and scientists from the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the University of Florida's Oceanographic and Coastal Science Departments are shown engaging in erosion research. The film has a lot of footage of beachgoers, as well as various forms of beach erosion. It shows before and after footage of beach restoration projects. Produced by the Florida Department of Natural Resources.
210. FLORIDA CATTLE RANCH n.d.
3:00; color; silent; V-101 AA178; S. 828
This film has scenes on a cattle ranch, including cowboys on horseback.
211. FLORIDA'S CANAL MAIN STREET Mid-1960s
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage of flooding in March 1960 and an enemy submarine threat sequence. President Johnson sets off the first blast in construction. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC and the Canal Authority of Florida.
212. FLORIDA'S CHANGING FACE n.d.
13:20; color; sound; V-11 CA068; S. 828
This film is composed of a variety of scenes that answer the question, "What do you think of when you think of Florida?" It includes quick shots of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle in spring training and Gene Krupa, Peter Lawford and Jimmy Durante in nightclub acts. It shows a collection of fine paintings and some pre-Columbian art at Gulf American Art Galleries. There are scenes of "the good life." Viewers also see the " Garden of Patriots " with bronze busts of famous Americans, and "Waltzing Waters," a colorful fountain. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and Travel Guild of America.
12:45; B&W; sound; V-77 BA120; S. 828
The Miss Florida Pageant begins in Sarasota with the girls checking into a motel on Lido Beach. They get rooms, roommates, numbers and chaperones, and then change into bathing suits. They cavort and mug for the cameras, frolic in the surf and practice for the big night. They pose, frolic some more, have their hair done and drink a Pepsi for the camera. They visit Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Circus Hall of Fame, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Seven Steers Steak House. Then, the film shows the big event. Produced by FDC.
214. THE FLORIDA CITRUS SONG 1975
14:00; color; sound; V-240 CA287; S. 828
This film utilizes a catchy folk rock jingle to spotlight the Florida citrus industry. It covers the entire gamut of citrus production from grafting fruit-producing citrus trees to frozen concentrate, and the myriad of offshoot businesses and products generated by Florida's greatest agricultural market. Produced by Barton Film and the Florida Department of Citrus.
215. FLORIDA CITRUS WATER SKI SHOW n.d.
3:58; color; sound; V-30 AA067; S. 828
Dick Pope appears briefly in this film showing the water ski show at the New York World's Fair. The skiers do tricks, ski barefoot and clown around. Boats jump a ramp in an oval shaped tank. The skiers were sponsored by the Florida Citrus Commission.
216. FLORIDA COMMERCIALS 1950s
0:45 each; B&W; silent; V-11 BA041; S. 828
This is a group of 11 Florida commercials that show a wide variety of Florida fun in the sun. They include: fishing of all kinds, water skiing, golf, swimming, scuba, St. Augustine, Seminoles, Gamble Mansion, the Capitol, parrots, gator wrestling, jumping dolphins, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, picnicking, horse, dog and car racing, jai-alai , conquistadors landing and Gasparilla "pirate invasion." Next is poolside fun, an entire family water skiing, a child and dog skiing, shell collecting, shell art and animals. Produced by Louis Benito Agency; writing on leader said "NBC News, Today Show, 1958."
217. FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND
14:20; B&W; sound; V-55 CA124; S. 828
The American Society of Travel Agents meets in Miami, hosted by FDC. They party and sightsee at Monkey Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Viewers see hospitality suites, awards, beach fun and business meetings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC.
218. FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100 1963
14:24; B&W; sound; V-96 CA225; S. 828
This film opens with someone leafing through a booklet called "Florida Council of 100 - 1963." Next are scenes of a meeting and banquet. Viewers see a group of men looking over a Greyhound bus filled with Florida displays and pamphlets. After that is another banquet where Gov. Farris Bryant participates in the proceedings by phone. The governor could not attend due to bad weather. Guy Lombardo is at the head table, as well as former Gov. Doyle Carleton. All of the distinguished guests are introduced. An all-female jazz band plays at the end of the film.
219. FLORIDA DERBY April 9, 1963
1:54; B&W; sound; V-234 AA489; S. 828
This film has footage of the 1963 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale. Candy Spots and jockey Bill Shoemaker are victorious. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
220. FLORIDA DERBY 1964
2:49; B&W; sound; V-234 AA505; S. 828
This is great Florida Derby footage with sports commentary as Northern Dancer and jockey Bill Shoemaker gallop to a three-length victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
221. FLORIDA DERBY FESTIVAL '82 1982
13:50; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a wild animal race using wild mustangs. There is a water skiing dog in the ski show. Fashions are modeled. The race includes female jockeys. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Florida Derby Festival Inc.
222. FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION PRESENTATION TO FSU ARCHIVES December
1:40; B&W; sound; V-13 AA091; S. 828
This film shows the presentation of FDC films to the FSU photographic Archives. It features Charles Campbell and Wendell Jarrard of FDC; President Gordon Blackwell; Allen Morris, Collection Founder; and Roger Stalse. Produced by FDC.
223. FLORIDA'S EAST COAST HOLIDAY n.d.
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; S. 828
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral , commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. The film also shows parrots and flamingos at Parrot Jungle, the Miami Seaquarium, the Miami Serpentarium and William Haast milking a cobra. Viewers see the Florida Keys, a large grouper and Whitehall (Flagler home). Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
224. FLORIDA'S EMERALD ISLE, MARCO ISLAND 1960s
13:20; color; sound; V-24 CA023; S. 828
This film shows frolicking in the surf and a visit to a shell mound where a local person digs up a ceramic pot for the tourists. It then shows a visit to the only modern home in the island's interior (on the highest point), examining the coco plum fruit, French mulberry plant, wild coffee plants and other plants. Viewers see Snook Haven Marina, Snook Hole and snook fishing. Bulldozers introduce the plans for development. An architectural model and renderings show how the island will be changed by developers. Produced by Hack Swain Productions.
225. FLORIDA FAIR FASHIONS June 20, 1964
3:00; color; sound; V-244 AA477; S. 828
Miss Miami, Linda Mandelson, models the fashions to be worn by Florida Pavilion staff of the 1964 World's Fair. Miss Miami takes a brief tour of the Daisy's Originals factory, the designers of the Florida fair fashions. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
226. FLORIDA FINS AT THE FAIR Early 1960s
9:10; B&W; sound; V-45 BA122; S. 828
This film shows the capture of porpoises by a team from Miami Seaquarium, including an underwater photographer. It also shows trainers teaching them to do the tricks seen at the Florida Pavilion of the New York World's Fair. Produced by Reela Films; sponsored by Miami Seaquarium.
227. FLORIDA: FIRST AND LAST FRONTIER 1976
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828
This film gives a history of Florida. It uses actors in costume to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. LeMoyne drawings and archival photos are also used. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. It shows a launch at Cape Canaveral, followed by a sun and fun sequence. The film ends with a family camping and boating as credits roll. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
228. FLORIDA FISHCAPADE n.d.
13:30; color; sound; V-24 CA034; S. 828
In this film, a family in an inboard motorboat leaves a dock on the Homosassa River to go fishing. The Florida Marine Patrol gives advice and checks safety gear. They fish, ski and picnic. They go to Marco Pass and see college boys fishing from their outboard. The family goes to Miami next, seeing hotels, and then on to Cape Canaveral where they see a missile tracking ship and a Polaris Submarine. There is more fishing, including Mom and Dad bringing a shark in on the line. The college kids catch a shark and give it to men on a Marineland boat. There is more fishing and a quick scene of a hard-hat diver at Marineland feeding fish. The sound is muddy. Produced by Mercury Productions; sponsored by Kiekhaefer Mercury.
FOLK ARTS CONFERENCE March 9, 1978
8:12; color; sound; V-192 FLBA010; S.1579; Media 1980-1
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folk life for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
FOLK FESTIVAL 1955
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198 FLCA006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville school children perform the pageant " River of May " dressed as conquistadors, pirates and American Indians. Three men march onstage with the Confederate flag, followed by female and male Navy enlistees. Native Floridian Verena Fogel performs a hula dance to music by Wally Lono and the Hawaiian Stringband. A tap dance group demonstrates their craft, with some dressed as flappers. The Alachua County Boy Scouts, dressed as "Indians," dance in front of the Stephen Foster Museum before joining representatives of the Florida Seminoles onstage. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
231. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL 1956
17:40; B&W; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musicians include fiddlers, musical saw players, guitarists, violinists and accordion players. Local students demonstrate their jump rope technique and Harold Weaver demonstrates how to make a water divining rod from a tree branch. Performers include Bertha Bloodsworth, Annie Tomlin, Folklorist Richard Chase's Punch and Judy Show, and hula dancer Verena Fogel. The film ends with whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard showing off their skills. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
232. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL 1957
14:28; color; sound; V-203 FLCA009; S. 1579; Media 1979-38
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. The camera viewpoint angles down onto the stage from an elevated position. There are numerous rough edits and splices. Performers include Tom Chaires of Old Town and Mrs. Oudland of White Springs talking about growing up along the Suwanee River. Viewers also see Stephen Foster Memorial president J.L. McMullen making a speech and storyteller Bertha Bloodsworth.
FOLK FESTIVAL 1958
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193 FLBA007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread on a spinning wheel. Several guitarist-singers perform. The audience joins in with a choir for a robust version of "Give Me That Olde Time Religion." Herta and David Marshall put "The Lord's Prayer" to music. Old Town resident Tom Chaires describes life on the Suwannee River and the Amigo Male Singers and Stanton High School choir perform songs. Produced by the Robert Leahy Studio.
FOLK FESTIVAL 1958
10:20; color; sound; V-192 FLBA008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion, making the commentary nearly inaudible. Oklahoma Creek Indian and famed artist Fred Beaver, wearing a traditional headdress, performs native dances with a rattle and encourages the audience to participate as he chants. This film also features a variety of folk dances, including a young group of girls who blend ballerina technique with a folk dance. There are also Filipino dancers from the University of Florida as well as square dancers. Toshiko Mishima, a Japanese-American singer, performs a lilting ballad. Later, whip-cracker and Gainesville native Claude Sheppard demonstrates tricks. The segment ends with Czech dancers performing the Beseda dance to accordion music by Jerry Psenka. There is some film deterioration at the start and end of the film, but the middle segment is clean. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
235. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL June 30, 1964
13;03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
236. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL 1971
10:29; color; sound; V-192 FLBA011; S. 1579
This film has scenes from the 1971 Florida Folk Festival filmed at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It includes square dancers, Boy Scouts dressed as American Indians and bluegrass musicians. Festival director "Cousin" Thelma Boltin comments on the process of selecting festival participants. Anne Lunestad can be seen spinning cotton and Roy Lee Wallace performs a shoeshine rag. Florida Rep. Lawton Chiles can be seen among the spectators.
237. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES Late 1950s
4:24; B&W; silent; V-193 Media 1979-18; S.1579; FLAA004
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square dancers appear with a musical ensemble. Young African-American school children sing game songs and dance. Other school children perform a "long ways" dance. A youth brass band performs a number. Bob Pavitt of Sarasota performs with an acoustic guitar. Folk dancers dressed in traditional Bavarian attire demonstrate an elaborate dance. Several short clips of various performers round out this film. Among them are "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair" (also see FLAA001 & FLAA003), a children's choir, a woman with a spinning wheel and cloggers. The film ends with footage of a young man dressed in a mariachi outfit playing guitar. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
238. FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES May 21, 1961
22:52; B&W; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminole Indians and the origin of the Suwannee River's name. Next, four Seminoles sing in the native Seminole language. Through translator Frank Shore, Seminole Billy Tiger explains how he uses a medicine branch to cure the mentally ill. Jessie DeVane of Lake Placid talks with Seminole Chief Billie Bowlegs III about his adventures hunting bear, deer and turkey. Nancy, Mary Jane and Molly Shore, daughters of Seminole Frank Shore, sing "Jesus Loves Me" in their native language. A group of young men from Tarpon Springs dressed in traditional Greek attire dance. Whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard demonstrate tricks. There are additional shots of visitors touring the park. The film ends with a choir dressed in period costumes singing. Produced by Peter Elgar Productions.
239. FLORIDA FORWARD Late 1950s
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes underwater. A family arrives at the Welcome Center and gets a glass of orange juice. There are some industrial scenes, an aerial shot of the Old Capitol and a shot of the Sunshine Skyway. The film describes the Hospital Division and the Surplus Property Division. There is an introduction by Gov. LeRoy Collins and J. Saxton Lloyd (Chairman of FDC). The film shows an FDC meeting. Produced by Carey-Swain Inc.; sponsored by FDC.
240. FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES n.d.
26:15; color; sound; V-6 DA019; S. 828
This film shows a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River, shell collecting on Sanibel Island, an Ormond Beach antique car, races at Daytona, and other scenes on a tour of Florida. Every now and then someone is seen taking movies or still photos. There is good NASA footage of activity at Cape Canaveral. At Cypress Gardens, the narrator gives exposure settings. It covers Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Petersburg, Everglades, Homosassa Springs, Disney World, Parrot Jungle, Lion Country Safari, Citrus Tower, Truman Winter White House and Hemingway Home. The film shows gators, hippopotami, thoroughbred horses, tropical birds, flamingos and African animals. Viewers see airboat and shrimp boats. Produced by Eastman Kodak.
241. FLORIDA GIANT REPTILES n.d.
10:30; color; sound; V-12 BA004; S. 828
This film has a few shots of the Florida crocodile, scenes of gators in the wild and shots of a man with a gator skull. There is a great sequence of a game warden handling a nuisance gator in which the warden's thumb is bitten and the gator's jaws are pried apart to free the thumb. The gator is hog-tied, muzzled with thick rope, strapped to the hood of a jeep and released into a river. Loggerhead turtles are shown swimming and laying eggs. Viewers also see their eggs hatching and their young heading for the water.
242. FLORIDA: GOLF CAPITAL n.d.
14:20; color; sound; V-12 BA101; S. 828
This film focuses on golf. It shows Doral Country Club, which includes pool, tennis and horseback riding. It also shows the Diplomat Hotel & Country Club, Hollywood Beach Hotel, and the Rolling Hills Lodge and Country Club. Various pros, including Sam Snead, are shown. On the west coast, viewers see the DeSoto Country Club. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
243. FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES 1960s and
13:00; color; silent and sound; V-208 BA318; S.1239
This film includes still shots of Gov. Claude Kirk with his wife Erika giving speeches and talking with Gov. LeRoy Collins (silent). Gov. Reubin Askew introduces US Sen. Edmund Muskie, who has been invited to attend a Florida Cabinet session. He compares Florida's unique Cabinet system to the executive Cabinet system of Maine. He praises the new progressive Democratic leadership of the south (sound). Farris Bryant introduces first lady Ladybird Johnson, who speaks at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond auditorium. She comments on her "whistle-stop" tour of the south, education issues and Florida's role in the space program. There is additional footage including Luci Baines Johnson, who is pictured wearing an Indian headdress. Sen. Claude Pepper and Sen. George Smathers are also present. Produced by WFSU-TV.
244. FLORIDA GULF COAST HOLIDAY 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828
This film begins in Pensacola . Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens State Park. Viewers see Rainbow Springs' "submarine boats" and Weeki Wachee. At Tarpon Springs, a diver puts on a suit and jumps in. Also shown are Tampa Bay hotels, fishing party boats, tarpon fishing, horse and dog races, jai-alai, baseball spring training, golf, boating and skiing. The film also shows Cypress Gardens, Busch Gardens, Sarasota's Horn's Cars of Yesterday and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Viewers see the Ringling Brothers Circus in Venice, the Edison Home in Fort Myers and the Caribbean Gardens in Naples. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines and FDC.
245. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #2 1950s
12:00; B&W; silent; V-135
This film contains accident scenes showing dead and injured people being removed from wrecked cars and damaged automobiles being pulled from ditches.
246. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #3 November 4, 1964
5:00; color; silent; V-135
This film shows groups of men playing "rioters." They taunt patrolmen as they practice riot control maneuvers at the Orlando airport.
247. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #4 February 24, 1971
9:30; color; silent; V-135 Florida highway patrolmen at Camp Blanding practice marksmanship on a shooting range. There is pop-up target practice with machine guns and shotguns. The end sequence is a riot formation by uniformed troopers.
248. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #6 April 22, 1969
31:00; color; silent; V-135
A trooper in uniform demonstrates equipment and techniques used in riot control. His "antagonist" is a patrolman disguised as a hippie with a long wig and peace symbols on his clothes. The next sequence is an FHP official inspecting troops and addressing the camera. Then, a group of troopers practice marching and riot formations. Next, the film shows riot formations with a riot truck. Then, it shows S.W.A.T. team training and more of the above-referenced subjects.
HIGHWAY PATROL #13 1964
26:00; B&W; sound; V-157
This film provides excellent coverage of the St. Augustine race riots. The film shows demonstrations by African-Americans on Butler Beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gov. Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as the Rev. Connie Lynch, Richard "Hoss" Manucy and Klansman J.B. Stoner. Highway patrol are sent in to assist local law enforcement officials.
250. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #14 1950s
18:15; color; sound; V-136
This film is narrated by Reed Gardner. It shows the process of "turning men into highway patrolmen." The roving camera perspective through patrol school shows men engaged in personal hygiene, exercises, first aid instruction, marching drills, classroom instruction, attending a lecture by a psychologist on hit-and-run evidence, moving through the chow line, learning self-defense, apprehending offenders, handling fires, using a Harger Drunkometer, using fire arms, taking examinations and graduating.
251. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #18 1964
23:44; B&W; silent; V-136
This is raw footage of film #249 (FHP#13). It includes some scenes not shown in 465, but has no sound. The film quality is poor.
252. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #20 1960s
2:43; B&W; silent; V-136
This film shows recruits in classes undergoing DWI training. One recruit, obviously under the influence, is made to go through a series of exercises. It is pretty funny, even without sound.
253. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #29 1950s
11:12; B&W; silent; V-136
This film seems to have a drivers' education theme. There are scenes of classes, a parade, eye examinations, license printing and stock car racing.
254. FLORIDA'S INAUGURATIONS 1960s
14:00; color; sound; V-77 BA140; S.828
This film starts with excellent aerial footage of the Old Capitol. It describes the inaugural format, showing the Burns inauguration, including the taking of the oath of office. It uses black and white photos and footage of the Sydney Catts inauguration (1917), and color footage of several more recent ones. There are scenes of inaugural parades and the Burns inaugural ball. Produced by FDC and Barton Film Co.
255. FLORIDA INDUSTRIES EXPOSITION 1964 April 1964
8:10; B&W; sound; V-12 BA034; S.828
After brief introduction, Gov. Farris Bryant gives a speech. Wendell Jarrard, Chairman of FDC, gives a speech at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, using a uranium-tipped wand that activates a General Electric knife. Miss Florida waves the wand, which was used by President Kennedy to start the Hanford, Washington nuclear plant. More shots of the display hall are shown. The location is Orlando. Produced by FDC.
256. FLORIDA INDUSTRY ON PARADE — INSURANCE CO n.d.
4:22; color; sound; V-45 AA102
Jacob Bryan, president of Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, shows his company and tells how confidence in Florida is why it was located here. Viewers see the printing department, loan department and computer center. The first sequence sound is out of sync, but is corrected later in the film. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co. of Jacksonville.
257. FLORIDA INDUSTRIES ON PARADE: McARTHUR DAIRIES 1960s
4:30; B&W; sound; V-234 AA500; S.828
Mary McArthur and Bill Wilkerson take the viewer on a tour of the production process of their dairy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
258. FLORIDA'S INLAND OCEAN n.d.
4:50; color; sound; V-96 AA050; S.828
This film has vistas of the waterways near Eustis, showing boating and fishing.
259. FLORIDAIN MARCH 1948
10:00; color; silent; V-178 H-18
This home film begins with scenes of Tarpon Springs and moves on to the Tampa banana docks, showing workers unloading bananas from the boats and Bayshore Boulevard. There are yard scenes at the Stalmakers and views of their orange groves and flower beds.
260. FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN 1964
13:40; B&W; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of a fish biting a hook. Then, it shows citrus, cattle, horse farms and Rainbow Springs. Viewers see rattlesnake milking, hunting, skiing, glass-bottom boats, a gondola sky ride and a train. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Marion County Board of County Commissioners.
261. FLORIDA'S LAND OF GRACIOUS LIVING October 1965
13:20; B&W; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography . Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hudson Pulp and Paper Corp., and furniture manufacturing. The film shows schools, public facilities and President Lyndon B. Johnson at the ground breaking of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. There are good shots of a huge "walking" drag line. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Putnam County Board of County Commissioners.
262. FLORIDA'S LIVING TREASURE n.d.
14:00; color; sound; V-18 CA142; S.828
Actor Richard Boone narrates and hosts this film about how Florida agriculture was developed. It uses split-screen, time-lapse, macro, artwork and old photos. It tells about pest control and how the development of juice concentrate saved the orange juice market. It also shows the cattle industry, methods of treating screwworm, turpentine and logging. Viewers see crop dusting and the vegetable industry. Produced by IFAS.
263. FLORIDA'S MODERN FOREST n.d.
14:00; color; sound; V-18 CA002; S.828
This film shows the cutting, processing and treating of wood products. It includes furniture, paneling, paper, lumber, charcoal and synthetic oils from turpentine. It also discusses research for new forestry techniques. There are lots of statistics concerning growth cycles, land area of Florida devoted to forestry and consumption of wood products. A sequence on the recreational uses of forests is included near the end. Sponsored by FDC and Florida Forestry Association.
MOONPORT USA Early 1960s
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9 CA077; S.828
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population boom. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
265. FLORIDA ON MY MIND January 30, 1975
15:00; color; sound; V-9 CA144; S.828
This film, which is hosted and narrated by actor Leif Erickson, tells about Florida Bicentennial celebrations using artwork and old film footage of great moments in US history. Viewers see Gamble Mansion, Cape Florida, McLarty State Museum, Crystal River mounds and other places along the Florida Bicentennial Trail. Groups of citizens refurbish run-down houses, a theater in Palm Beach and cemeteries. The film shows plans for Planet Ocean, scenes of the Tallahassee Junior Museum and other ways of celebrating. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
266. FLORIDA'S PRISONS AND THE AIDS VIRUS late 1980s
1:57; color; sound; V-155 P93-013
This is a Newscenter 7 special on AIDS in Florida's prisons. A prison official talks about the expense and risks involved regarding AIDS in the prison system. At the time of this broadcast, there were 11 known cases of AIDS in Florida's prisons, in addition to 18 that had already died. Videotaped by Bradley White.
267. FLORIDA PROFILE OF PROGRESS 1957
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airports, trains, ports and highways are shown. It also shows colleges and research, including nuclear reactors. There are more manufacturing scenes, including scenes of FDC meeting and consulting. The film describes Florida's tax structure and then gives a recap. Produced by Raycam Productions; sponsored by FDC.
268. FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS 1957
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airports, trains, ports and highways are shown. It also shows colleges and research, including nuclear reactors. There are more manufacturing scenes, including scenes of FDC meeting and consulting. The film describes Florida's tax structure and then gives a recap.
269. FLORIDA REBUILDS 1950s
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828
In this documentary about the Apalachee Correctional Institution, the camera follows staff member Paul McCarty, who plays an inmate at the facility. The film documents his stay at the institute from arrival and rehabilitation to release on parole. Rehabilitation activities include church services, academic classes and vocational training such as masonry, carpentry, poultry processing and construction. This video also contains footage of the Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Produced by the Florida Department of Corrections.
270. FLORIDA REMOTE CONTROL BRIDGE December 5, 1973
14:14; color; sound; V-202 BA305; S.1239
Florida Secretary of Transportation Walter Revell announces the invention of another transportation marvel, Florida's Remote Control Bridge near the Kennedy Space Center. It is the only bridge in the country that is operated via remote control by an off-site operator. He addresses plans to expand Florida's remote controlled bridge system to 12 in the approaching years. The narrator explains why remote control operation is safer and more cost effective than on-site controls. The camera captures the action as the bridge is tested and the operator follows each step on a lighted control board to ensure proper operation. Produced by WFSU-TV and the Florida Department of Transportation.
271. A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE 1950s
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet, cormorant, deer and a Florida panther. The film is incomplete.
272. FLORIDA ROCKET LAUNCH ca. 1960s
1:08; B&W; silent; V-184 AA335; S.828
This film has footage of a missile launch conducted at night at Cape Kennedy. Produced by Telenews.
273. FLORIDA ROCKET LAUNCH ca. 1960s
1:01; B&W; silent; V-184 AA336; S.828
This film has footage of a missile launch conducted during the day at Cape Kennedy. Produced by Telenews.
274. FLORIDA SANTA December 19, 1963
1:16; B&W; silent; V-234 AA496; S.828
A Florida Santa presents gifts to two young girls and their mother near a palm tree in Cypress Gardens. He then departs in a small boat loaded with presents. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
275. FLORIDA SHOWCASE ABROAD 1963
1:15; B&W; silent; V-13 AA075; S.828
A Greyhound bus serves as a display of information on Florida at the LeMans auto race in France.
276. FLORIDA SHOWCASE: BUS STORY November 14, 1963
6:45; B&W; sound; V-117 BA116; S.828
This film tells how a Greyhound bus was provided to FDC to showcase Florida. There are scenes of the bus in Minneapolis, MN and Augusta, ME. Another bus was shipped from Jacksonville to Europe. Viewers see the bus at the LeMans race in France. Produced by FDC.
277. FLORIDA SHOWCASE: NEW YORK! March 1964
23:58; B&W; silent and sound; V-226 DA119; S.828
This film spotlights the Florida Showcase information center in downtown New York City. It has lots of silent shots of the Big Apple. It shows New Yorkers getting travel and industry information on Florida. There are also short interviews with agents who work at the center and some of their patrons. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
278. FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW n.d.
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828 This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
279. FLORIDA AND THE SPACECENTER : PARTNERS IN PROGRESS Late
22:15; color; sound; V-7 DA013; S.828
This film gives a little early space program history and then describes the economic impact that space-related industry has on several counties close to Cape Canaveral. It informs the viewer that utilities and other infrastructure needed to be improved and expanded. As the population grew, so did leisure activities such as surfing, sailing, golf and hunting. Viewers see libraries, schools, hospitals, motels and municipal buildings. There is some footage of the Gemini launch with spectators and press. Viewers also see churches and civic groups. Tourists are seen witnessing launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. Produced by Technicolor; sponsored by NASA.
280. FLORIDA SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE mid 1950s
27:00; color; sound; V-88 DA045; S.828
This film shows fishing in the Gulf, the Atlantic and among mangroves near Key Largo. Viewers see snook, tarpon and bonefish. It also shows quail hunting with dogs. While hunting, the men use horses and a Willys Jeep outfitted with seats on the roof and on the front fenders. There is also bass fishing from a canoe on Rainbow River. They visit Everglades National Park and fish along the coast for tarpon. This was filmed in Kodachrome. The head section is missing.
281. FLORIDA STATE FAIR AND GASPARILLA CELEBRATION February 1953
24:30; color; sound; V-7 DA003; S.828
The 48th Annual Florida State Fair includes the Gasparilla Pirate Celebration in which men dress as pirates and sail into Tampa Bay. Parades, circus acts, produce displays, industry displays and livestock displays from all over the state are shown. Viewers see a car race and car stunts. The film also shows "Negro Day" with marching bands, track events and the presentation of the "Outstanding Negro of the Year Award." The 4-H Club is shown and Florida Secretary of Agriculture Nathan Mayo presents awards. Future Homemakers are shown making cookies. Cigar making is shown and a human cannonball flies. An underwater kitchen features a mermaid housewife. A parade features many floats and costumes. This is a wonderful Kodachrome film. Produced by Ball Productions of Miami ; sponsored by the Florida State Advertising Commission and the Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Association.
282. FLORIDA STATE FISH STUDY 1950s
11:15; B&W; sound; V-1 BA096; S.828
This is a film about natural resource management and research. Viewers see men pulling in a net and removing fish with a close-up of a shoulder patch that reads, "Fish Management Division." The workers are seen net laying, weighing buckets of fish on a boat, measuring the length of fish, writing down information and tagging individual fish. The location is unknown.
283. FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL early 1970s
11:10; color; sound; V-119 BA218; S.1239
This film is a history of Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida. It shows the grounds of the hospital, staff and patients. Individual staff members go over special activities, training programs and equipment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
284. FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL/THE PHYSICAL SET-UP 1970s
11:25; color; silent; V-119 BA215; S.1239
This film is footage of hospital grounds, staff and patients. Produced by WFSU-TV.
285. FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: CENTRAL DISTRICT 1960s
20:05; color; sound; V-238 S. 1825 Box 3, #2
This film follows a "typical Florida family" on their adventures in Florida's state parks. Their trip begins at Manatee Springs. They take in the sites at Oleana State Park, Olustee Battlefield Memorial, Goldhead Branch State Park, Little Talbot State Park and Fort Clinch State Park. The film spotlights the recreational opportunities that are available at each stop along their journey. Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
286. FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: SOUTHERN DISTRICT August 8,
28:30; color; sound, V-238 S. 1825 Box 4, #5
This film opens with comments from Gov. Farris Bryant. The film's story line follows a newspaper man on his travels to various state parks while working up a story on the same. He visits Hugh Taylor State Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Koreshan State Park, Estero Bay, Mound Key, Bahia Honda State Park, Collier Seminole State Park, Indian Key, Gamble Mansion and Myakka River State Park. He details the recreational benefits of each location along the way. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
287. FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: WESTERN DISTRICT September
31:15; color; sound; V-242 S. 1825 Box 4, #7
This film offers a full overview of the adventures that await visitors to Florida's state parks. The film contains scenes from Suwanee River State Park, Fort Pickens, The Florida Constitution Historical Memorial, Torreya State Park, Bahia Honda, Gold Head Branch State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, Olustee Battlefield, Fort Clinch, Myakka State Park, Killearn Gardens (known as Maclay Gardens today), Florida Caverns State Park, St. Andrews State Park and the Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
288. FLORIDA STATE PRISON n.d.
2:20; color; silent; V-239 AA415; S.1239
This film has exterior shots of a Florida state prison with detail shots of guard towers, barbed-wire fences, the prison entrance and inmates playing volleyball. Produced by WFSU-TV.
289. FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I ca. 1946-1952
60:00; color; silent V-231
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base, and a baseball game in Jacksonville. There is also footage of inmates playing shuffleboard, checkers and Ping-Pong; doing gymnastics; and attending a baseball game at Wolfson Park in Jacksonville . The second half serves as a tour of the facility, including the dog yard, dairy farm, canteen, shop, staff offices and vocational training programs.
290. FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. II 1952
12:00; color; silent V-232
This film continues the tour of the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida featured in Part I. It includes footage of the women's ward (segregated in white and black wards) the sewing room, laundry facilities, electrical shop and the post office.
291. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY: FLYING HIGH CIRCUS PROMO 1972
1:01; color; sound; V-202 AA401; S.1239 This is a promotional television spot for the 25th Anniversary of Florida State University's Flying High Circus. It includes shots of circus acrobats and Callaway Gardens, "the summer home of FSU's circus." Produced by WFSU-TV.
292. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL 1963
1:17; B&W; silent AA488; S. 1239
This is footage of the Florida State Seminoles football team in practice at the beginning of the 1963 season when Bill Peterson was head coach and Bobby Bowden an assistant coach. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
293. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part I) 1970s
20:50; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239
This film features scenes of FSU events such as swimming, the Flying High Circus, a demonstration by black students, an Earth Day celebration, homecoming and aerials of the campus.
294. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part II) 1970s
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, a radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
295. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part III) 1970s and 1980s
21:00; color; some sound; V-132 CA254; S.1239
The film shows some scenes of the area of the Chi Omega murders, the jazz band practicing, stadium construction, science labs and the football program (with Bobby Bowden, Jimmy Jordan and Ron Sellers). There is no sound in this portion. There is also some men's track coverage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
296 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part IV) 1970s
21:00; color; sound; V-132 CA255; S.1239
This film shows Bernard Sliger, as new president, at a press conference. Produced by WFSU-TV.
297. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part V) 1980s
21:00; color; some sound; V-127 CA256; S.1239
This film shows construction on the stadium, women's and men's basketball, synchronized swimming and the dance department. Produced by WFSU-TV.
298. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part VI) 1980s
23:00; color; silent; V-127 CA257; S.1239
This film shows FSU football players Ron Simmons and Jimmy Jordan, along with Coach Bobby Bowden. There are scenes of women's volleyball, men's basketball, water skiing on Lake Bradford (The Reservation), the Marching Chiefs and ROTC training. Produced by WFSU-TV.
299. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part VII) 1980s
22:00; color; some sound; V-134 CA258; S.1239
This film shows synchronized swimming, the Flying High Circus, theater, cheerleading, dance, views of campus, an interview with President Sliger and graduation ceremonies. Produced by WFSU-TV.
300. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE 1955
10:55; color; silent; V-240 BA337; S. 1239
This is excellent color footage of the 1955 FSU homecoming parade in Tallahassee . Several elaborately constructed floats and a fine selection of vintage automobiles are included.
301. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT JOHN CHAMPION'S RESIGNATION
14;30; color; silent and optical; V-208 CA279; S.1239
In this film, Florida State University President John Champion gives his resignation speech in Ruby Diamond auditorium on the FSU campus. Dr. Stanley Marshal makes a short speech regarding his assignment as interim university president. Produced by WFSU-TV.
STATE UNIVERSITY: TOWARD A GREATER UNIVERSITY 1964
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221 CA314; S.1239
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industries. It contains campus, classroom, homecoming parade and football scenes. Produced by Florida State University.
303. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY VIEW OF CAMPUS ca. 1962-1967
13:20; color; silent; V-127 CA259; S.1239
This film has football clips, snow and ice (frozen fountain at the Westcott Building ), campus scenes, Capitol interiors, and aerials of Capitol and campus areas. Produced by WFSU-TV.
304. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY VIEW OF CAMPUS 1965
32:35; B&W; silent; V-134 DA063; S.1239
This film shows the FSU campus, construction of Tully Gym and a Homecoming parade with Haydon Burns. Produced by WFSU-TV.
305. FLORIDA SUNNYMOON Early 1960s
5:20; B&W; sound; V-13 AA033; S.828
In this film, a young couple arrives at the Carillon Hotel in Miami for their honeymoon. They check in, stroll the beach; play miniature golf, shuffleboard and Ping-Pong; do some tanning; and jump in the pool. He has a scuba lesson in the pool and they both learn the "latest dances" from an instructor. They take in dinner and a floor show that includes flamenco and cancan. Produced by FDC.
306. FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 1987
8:06; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Stephen Grimes and Gerald Kogan are sworn in as members of the Florida Supreme Court. They are escorted to their seats by retiring justices James C. Atkins and Joseph A. Boyd. Videotaped by Bradley White.
307. FLORIDA'S TREASURE COAST: ST. LUCIE COUNTY 1970s
14:00; color; sound; V-175 S. 828
This is a promotional film on St. Lucie County that begins with an overview of the different ecosystems in the county. The St. Lucie County Museum is featured and some history of the county is given. There are scenes of downtown Fort Pierce and the Great American Raft Race. Local artist A.E. "Beanny" Backus talks about the area and how it influences his painting. There is footage dealing with the school system, the agribusiness, Indian River citrus, hunting and sport saltwater fishing.
308. FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE 1960s
13:00; color; sound; V-1 BA023; S. 828
This film tells how Florida's Turnpike was developed. Scenes of the Florida interior and Miami Beach are included. It features Florida Highway Patrol Troop K, motorist assistance and rest stop facilities. It tells how the turnpike is a major commercial facility for produce. The film shows Department of Transportation plans for new facilities along the turnpike. Produced by Robert R. Favorite Productions; sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation.
309. FLORIDA WATER SHOW May 31, 1962
8:45; B&W; silent; V-226 BA335; S.828
In this film, female swimmers demonstrate the graceful technique of synchronized swimming. One woman poses in a tiara and ruffled skirt. Before diving in, she removes her skirt but splashes around with her tiara in place. Several men perform fancy dives for an enthusiastic audience. There is also footage of the male divers dressed, rather unconvincingly, as women and as clowns while goofing around for spectators. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
310. FLORIDA'S WATER WONDERLAND 1950s
14:25; B&W; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturing industries. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
311. FLORIDA'S WHITE GOLD 1970s
13:50; color; sound; V-111 CA234; S. 828
This film tells us about crushed stone and sand and how these materials are used in concrete and water filtration. It shows limestone mining, construction, and many scenes of cities and roads in Florida.
312. FLORIDA WOMEN IN THE MILITARY September 14, 1977
8:27; color; sound; V-202 BA306; S.1239
Four female soldiers in the Florida National Guard explain their job responsibilities and duties. In short interviews, they remark that camaraderie in the Florida National Guard is excellent because male-female friction is nonexistent. All the female soldiers comment that women are not suited for combat situations when solicited for their opinions regarding that subject. Produced by WFSU-TV.
FLOWER OF TAMPA 1950s
27:00; color; sound V-230; P97-002
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed and hand and machine cigar rolling techniques are highlighted. The film also includes scenes of Tampa's airport, downtown and harbor during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Produced by Florida Film Studio with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Cigar Manufacturing Association of Tampa.
314. FOLK DANCERS 1950s
2:45; color; silent; V-203 FLAA010; S. 1579; Media 1979-29
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Traditional Seminole Indian, Czechoslovakian, Greek, Polish and square dancing styles are featured in this short film. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
315. FOOD FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD 1960s
7:15; B&W; sound; V-42 BA124; S. 828
This film shows the work at Hydroponics International where the "farmers" carry walkie-talkie radios and have an extensive lab to develop and test mineral solutions that modify the soil and result in optimum produce. Viewers see shots of a two-foot long bean developed here, as well as tobacco, ornamentals, vegetables and fruits. The produce was packed under the name "Vita-Veg."
316. FORT LAUDERDALE HOLIDAY March 6, 1964
3:26; color; sound; V-214 AA428; S.828
This film is an enthusiastic promotion of life in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, which the narrator calls "a tropical Shangri-La in a thick carpet of blue water." It starts with aerial footage, then quickly cuts to follow a group of boaters who idle past luxurious homes lining the canals. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
317. FORT LAUDERDALE RODEO 1950s
1:30; B&W; silent; V-13 AA049; S. 828
In this film, children play, an "Indian Princess" is crowned, a man wrestles an alligator, and men ride horses and bulls.
318. FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA 1980
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration—just good photography and music throughout. Produced by Monroe-Williams Productions; sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
319. STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION 1979
11:02; Color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smathers with a traditional Florida Seminole jacket. Smathers thanks a Seminole family for the jacket. There is additional footage of folk musicians performing music.
320. STEPHEN FOSTER'S FOOTPRINTS IN DREAM AND SONG n.d.
14:35; color; sound; V-39 CA021; S. 828
In this film, dioramas, paintings and actors in costume all work together to tell the story of Stephen Foster. Nice shots of the paddle wheel river boat Delta Queen are included. Then, viewers see the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs. Produced by Instructional Communication Service, Duval County School Board.
321. FOUR THOUSAND WINNERS April 16, 1963
1:12;B&W; silent, V-234 AA487, S. 828
This film has horse racing footage at the Gulfstream Racetrack in Hallandale, Florida. The winning jockey and horse owner are shown receiving a trophy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
322. FRESH FLORIDA CITRUS n.d.
6:50; color; sound; V-117 BA074; S. 828
This is a short film on the citrus industry with several set up "slice of life" scenes showing citrus products being eaten by different age groups and social groups.
323 FRONTIER FLORIDA n.d.
21:35; color; sound; V-38 DA017; S. 828
This film shows the history of Florida seen through visits to historic sites, including Crystal River Historic Memorial (prehistoric mounds) and Cape Florida State Park. The story of Spanish campaigns is shown with panoramas, art and maps. Viewers see Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River, St. Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos, and San Marcos de Apalachee at St. Marks. Modern arrows with plastic nocks are used to indicate Seminole activity. The film also shows Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial near Bushnell, Fort Pickens at Pensacola , Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Olustee Monument, Natural Bridge Monument near Tallahassee, and Gamble Mansion Historic memorial in Ellenton. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials, Weeki Wachee, and Silver Springs.
324. FUNCTIONAL LITERACY/ ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT SHEVIN May 1978
26:45; color; sound, V-236 DA129; S.1239
Dr. Ronald Bailey comments on cultural bias in Florida's Functional Literacy Test. He also comments on institutional discrimination in the state's educational system. He details the unique disadvantages that members of low socioeconomic groups face in getting an equal education. Attorney General Robert Shevin comments on Florida's death penalty as a deterrent to violent crime. He remarks on Florida's Functional Literacy Test, affirmative action, and his support of pardon and compensation for former inmates Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
325. FUN IN THE SUNSHINE 1960s
13:00; color; sound; V-1 CA110; S. 828
This film shows the beach, hotels, condos, schools, churches and shopping. Viewers also see Miami Beach Auditorium (home of the Jackie Gleason Show), Convention Hall, the library, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Monkey Jungle, where a chimp wears a Beatle wig and strums a guitar. There are scenes of nightlife, Miss USA, Miss Universe, the Orange Bowl, the Miami Beach Garden Center and Conservatory, horse and dog racing, fishing and boat racing. Produced by Don Parisher.
326. FYI-THE PLIGHT OF PEPITO; CUBA'S LOST GENERATION
27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828
This film is a WTVJ ( Miami ) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited. There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes. HEW Secretary Abraham Ribicoff arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Gov. Farris Bryant gives remarks at press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
327. FYI: SENATOR FROM PALATKA; B.C. PEARCE 1965
28:30; B&W; sound; V-88 DA052; S. 828
This is a program in WTVJ's "FYI" series that shows BC Pearce, the senator from Palatka who called himself the "number one Porkchopper" in the Florida Legislature. It also has ads for Dade Federal Savings and Loan. The film profiles the senator as a business man and politician. It includes interviews with Mrs. Pearce and a tour of Putnam County activities.
4:20; color; sound; V-119 AA265; S.1239
This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
329. JAKE GAITHER — THE BEST EVER 1981
8:13; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA232; S.1239
Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither, former football coach and athletic director at Florida A&M University, reflects on his career as a coach. He stresses the effect that treating his players with respect had on his success with them and with people in general. He remarks that his former players are his family and that he shares a close relationship with them. The segment also contains extensive footage of photographs and Gaither's trophies and awards from various athletic and civic organizations. It ends with a testimonial from one of Gaither's former players. Produced by WFSU-TV.
330. JAKE GAITHER RESIGNATION 1970
15:45; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA302; S.1239
In a press conference, Florida A&M University president Dr. Benjamin Perry announces Jake Gaither's resignation as athletic director and football coach. Coach Gaither comments on his experiences at FAMU and on passing the torch to Pete Griffin. Dr. Perry, Coach Gaither and Pete Griffin answer questions from journalists. Produced by WFSU-TV.
331. GARBAGE AND REFUSE HANDLING July 14, 1978
15:05; color; silent; V-75 CA192; S. 828
This film shows a bulldozer pushing garbage in a landfill and garbage trucks. There are aerials of the new Capitol and the old Capitol prior to restoration. There is a posed scene of a man dumping barrels of toxic waste near a dirt road. Viewers see residential garbage pickup, a Reynolds Aluminum recycling station in a tractor-trailer truck and recycling bins in a shopping center parking lot. Produced by R.C. Rackham; sponsored by Florida Department of Environmental Regulation.
332. GARDEN OF EDEN 1972
11:55; color; sound; V-189 BA262; S.1239
WFSU-TV reporter Diane Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway, author of ‘In the Beginning," who claims that Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden. Mr. Callaway recites passages from the Bible that describe the mystical garden and compares them to features along the Apalachicola River. He attests that two features of the landscape prove his claim. The first is that the Apalachicola River is the only river in the world with four heads. The second is the presence of the gopherwood tree, which Noah used to build the ark. According to Callaway, the Bible claims that both elements were unique to the legendary garden and they are unique to Torreya State Park. Produced by WFSU-TV.
333. GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION February 1954
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-alai fronton. There are more scenes with car point of view of streets in town, more scenes of the Navy Ship, scenes of road construction including concrete pouring and asphalt laying, more driving point of view, scenes of young orange groves, a bridge in the Keys, and construction using graders and bulldozers. There are street scenes mixed in and two shots of a Model T on a bumpy road.
334. GASPARILLA DAY — COLER Feb. 1953
8:35; B&W; silent; V-102 BA013; S. 828
This film has scenes of "pirates" getting ready for the civic celebration, shots of the pirates turning their guns over to authorities, a man with trained tigers, and a couple of circus performers entering a cannon barrel and being shot into the air. There are several shots of young ladies on parade floats and in costume and shots of the decorated "pirate" ship with no pirates aboard. This material seems to be outtakes from DA003 Fl, "State Fair & Gasparilla Celebration." "Coler" was the title on the can. It may be the photographer's name.
335. GASPARILLA FESTIVAL I 1928
8:48; B&W; silent; V-176
This home movie is a production of the Howell family in Tampa, Florida . The title card for this film says "Landing of the Pirate Krew of Gasparilla." It begins with a young boy playing pirate, and then moves to the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa. There are scenes involving a variety of boats and ships in Tampa Bay and many pirates. Downtown parade scenes follow. This is good quality early footage.
336. GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II 1929, 1947
7:40; B&W; silent; V-176
This is another home movie with Gasparilla Festival footage. The focus is on Tampa Bay and the boats. Scenes include the Tampa Yacht and Country Club; Houton Wall's schooner, Halagonian; the schooner Rambler; and scenes of the Tampa shoreline, including the Tampa Bay Hotel.
337. GATEWAY TO THE SUN 1950s
13:15; color; sound; V-5 BA071; S. 828
The beginning of this film is choppy due to splices. It tells about Lake City, showing the airport, downtown, residential areas, fire department, police , schools, churches, hospital, banks, shopping, motels and dining. It shows farming, Stephen Foster Memorial and a stern-wheeler replica. Viewers see a cattle farm, tobacco market, chrome molding plant, mobile home manufacturing and aviation manufacturing. Produced by Cullen L. Fuller; sponsored by Lake City Chamber of Commerce.
338. GATOR BOWL 1956 1956
24:44; color; sound; V-96 DA049; S. 828
This film is the 1956 Gator Bowl featuring Georgia Tech versus Pittsburgh . Viewers see Mayor Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Gov LeRoy Collins. CBS handled the television coverage. The halftime show is lots of fun.
339. GHOST HOTEL OF LONGBOAT KEY n.d.
8:00; color; sound; V-5 BA105; S. 828
Two young travelers explore the ruins of a hotel that was never completed. Begun by John Ringling, it was to have been called the Ritz-Carlton. The pair look over the ruins and see other parts of Longboat Key. The male is Tony Swain, son of producer Hack Swain. Hack Swain is also the narrator of the film. The hotel was torn down shortly after the film was made and now is the site of Arvida's Longboat Key Club. Produced by Hack Swain Productions .
340. GLASS BOTTOM BOATS AT SILVER SPRINGS 1960s
12:50; color; sound; V-5 CA050; S. 828
This film shows the features of Silver Springs. It includes "actors" who are supposed to be filming an old-time slapstick comedy with pie-in-the-face scenes. It shows the glass-bottom boats on the river, the view through the boat glass and scenes of underwater filming. A "symphony" tune is played during various beauty shots. Viewers see the jungle cruise boats. Seminoles and children pose for photos, as does a chimp wearing a feather headdress, smoking a pipe and holding an American flag. Antique cars and a championship Chrysler stock car are seen. Produced by Guided Tours.
341. GOING, GOING, GONE: FRIEND OR FOE n.d.
7:50; color; sound; V-5 BA020; S. 828
Ross Allen shares interesting facts about rattlesnakes. Viewers see snake hunters pouring gasoline into a hole to flush the snakes out. The film also shows Tommy Allen, Ross's son, working with his father as they milk the snakes' venom. An emergency call comes to the Reptile Institute and Ross swings into action to provide anti-venom to a bite victim. The close-ups of extraction are interesting. University of Florida Labs experiment with venom, hides are cured and clothing accessories are shown. The film shows people eating rattlesnake and women making necklaces from vertebrae. Produced and sponsored by Silver Springs.
342. THE GOLD RUSH 1963
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA007; S. 828
This film shows the Gold Coast Marathon, a powerboat race from Miami to West Palm Beach and back. Viewers see pit crews at Pelican Harbor Yacht Club and aerial shots of the race. Twelve-year-old Rosemary Bennett, the youngest female racer, and restaurateur/racer Mike Gordon are shown. Richard Steffens Jr. wins both legs of the race. Produced by FDC; sponsored by FDC and Miami Metro News Bureau.
343. GOLDHEAD BRANCH STATE PARK 1960s
6:42; color; silent; V-238 S. 1825 Box 1, #1
This film has excellent color footage of the facilities and recreational areas at Goldhead Branch State Park. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
344. GOLF PRACTICE 1960s
2:33; B&W; silent; V-233 AA421; S. 828
Two young women practice their golf swing on the Florida State University campus in the company of a FSU physical education instructor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
345. GOLFING WITH THE PROS IN SOUTH FLORIDA 1960s
14:30; B&W; sound; V-58 CA026; S. 828
This film shows a visit to nine country club resorts and their golf pros. There is also a brief shot of Sam Snead. Viewers see nice scenery of these areas and good examples of golf togs of the day.
346. "GOOD MORNING, MISS GOLEMAN" 1960s
13:50; color; sound; V-58 CA155; S. 828
This film profiles National Teacher of the Year Barbara Goleman. It shows her teaching and interacting with students. She provides voice-over narration of her goals and concepts in teaching. She and her class go on a field trip, including an airboat ride. She and a group of students enjoy a "giant slide" amusement near the end of the film. One boy in the classroom scene wears love beads.
347. GOODWOOD PLANTATION 1970s
10:03; color; sound; V-133 BA205; S.1239
Mr. Thomas Hood gives the history of Goodwood Plantation. The film shows the interior and exterior of the house. There is excellent footage of the fixtures and furniture. Produced by WFSU-TV.
348. GOVERNMENT IN ACTION 1960s
25:51; B&W; sound; V-208 DA081; S.1239
The "Government in Action" television program follows Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner and Agent Driggers on a "surprise" inspection of a Tallahassee grocery store. Commissioner Conner explains the inspection regimen that ensures quality assurance and protects Florida consumers. Meanwhile, inspector Driggers "candles eggs," weighs and grades, and conducts sulfite tests on meat products. Next, Commissioner Conner takes us to the Food Laboratory in the Nathan Mayo building in Tallahassee where lab technicians demonstrate tests to detect food additives and insecticide residue and judge food purity. Produced by WFSU-TV.
349. GOVERNMENT TODAY Late 1960s
38:41; B&W; sound; V-200 EA031; S.1239 Attorney General Earl Faircloth, State Treasurer Broward Williams and Education Commissioner Floyd Christian comment on the effects that government reorganization has had on their respective departments. Representatives of those departments discuss the duties and responsibilities of their divisions. Florida Sen. Yound admits that the reorganization requires some fine tuning. A WFSU-TV reporter conducts brief interviews with Tallahassee pedestrians to ascertain their understanding of the new Constitutional changes. A short segment of a film featuring archeological objects is inserted in the middle of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
350. GOVERNMENT TODAY — DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Late 1960s
15:31; B&W; sound; V-193 CA278; S.1239
Doyle Conner of the Florida Department of Agriculture comments on the reorganization of the department and changes in its function and structure. Representatives of the Division of Inspection, Division of Standards, Division of Consumer Services and Department of Meat Inspection discuss their duties and responsibilities.
351. GOVERNOR'S BASEBALL DINNER 1950s
2:50; B&W; silent; V-97 AA114; S. 828
This film starts with five men holding oranges and grapefruit. Then, a young man wearing a Confederate cap and a tank of orange juice on his back fills cups with juice from a hose attached to the tank. The men toast with their cups. Next, the men pose with bats and baseballs in groups of two or three and pretend they are going to hit a grapefruit.
352. GOVERNOR'S REPORT ON FLORIDA TREASURE October 1, 1964
3:55; B&W; sound; V-53 AA096; S. 828
Gov. Farris Bryant describes state policy concerning sunken treasure in Florida waters. State Treasurer J. Edwin Larson views treasure found near Fort Pierce and shown in Tallahassee. President Lyndon Johnson is seen viewing treasure in Miami. Produced by FDC.
353. GOVERNOR REUBIN ASKEW 1974
10:24; color; sound; V-189 BA270; S.1239
Gov. Askew reflects on his first four years as Florida's governor. He expresses satisfaction with his accomplishments and attests that the experience has been one of significant personal growth. He thanks the people of Florida for their trust and cooperation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
354. GOV. REUBIN ASKEW 1983
12:17; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
Former Gov. LeRoy Collins introduces Reubin Askew on the steps of the Grove in Tallahassee. Askew announces his candidacy for president of the United States. Footage includes shots of State Rep. Lee Moffit; US Sen. Lawton Chiles; first lady Adele Graham; and Mary Call Collins. Videotaped by Bradley White.
355. GOV. REUBIN ASKEW INTERVIEW n.d.
11:00; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
This is a Channel 12 (Jacksonville) interview by Max Freeman with Reubin Askew. Gov. Askew stresses the importance of faith in any decision-making situation, but believes strongly in separation of church and state. When asked about being named one of the best dressed men in the nation, the governor acknowledges that good grooming is important. He remarks that he gets some of his best advice from his barber. He talks about the importance of exercise and his love of tennis. He speaks fondly of his children, discussing his daughter's desire to become a wide receiver in pro football. The interview is concluded with the governor's views on success, saying that the ability to delegate and lean on others plays a key role.
FARRIS BRYANT ADDRESSES SENATE COMMERCE CMTE July 30, 1963
12:30; B&W; sound; V-57 BA151; S. 828
Gov. Bryant in Washington addresses the Senate Commerce Committee concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, stating that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then businesses equally have the right to choose which customers they will serve. Florida Sen. Spessard Holland introduces Bryant to the committee and Strom Thurmond, who sits on the committee, tells Bryant that he agrees with him. Produced by FDC.
357. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT CABINET MEETING December 23, 1964
6:18; B&W; sound; V-75 BA153; S. 828
This film includes a presentation by the General Services Administration of the United States Government of 671 acres of land on St. Joseph's Peninsula to the state. The rest of the film is fragmentary.
358. GOVERNOR FARRIS BRYANT CABINET MEETING May 5, 1964
8:35; B&W; sound BA342; S. 828
This is footage of Gov. Bryant and his Cabinet in discussion on bidding for the purchase of state vehicles. There is partial footage of Cabinet members discussing a land ownership dispute. There are several in-camera edits. This material can also be found on DA103. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
359. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT HIGHWAY PROGRAM STATEMENTS January 1964
5:16; B&W; sound; V-219 AA451; S. 828
Gov. Bryant praises the success of the Florida Turnpike Authority upon the opening of the completed Sunshine State Parkway. He also comments on the upcoming commemoration activities for I-75 and plans to expand Florida's "attractive and modern" highway system to benefit from its implementation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
360. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AND HOUSE HEARING ON BIBLE READING 1964
9:45; B&W; sound; V-112 BA152; S. 828
Gov. Bryant addresses a House Committee concerning Bible reading and argues against outlawing religious instruction in school. Produced by FDC.
361. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT INAUGURATION January 3, 1961
45:45; color; sound; V-85 EA015; S. 828
This film starts with scenes of a gala party for Bryant on the day before inauguration. Next are scenes of a pre-inauguration breakfast at FSU gym. Gov. Collins and Gov. Bryant make the traditional limousine ride from the Governor's mansion to the Capitol for the ceremony. The film shows the press corps and CBS TV cameras (WTVT ) set up for the show. The events include a prayer, introduction of the Governors' wives, the oath of office, handing over of the State Seal, Gov Bryant's address, the reception line and the inaugural ball.
362. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT ON "MEET THE PRESS" July 1963
14:30; B&W; sound; V-83 CA186; S. 828 On "Meet the Press,"
Gov. Bryant discusses states' rights, segregation, prayer in the schools, and Cuba and government policies related to it, including Cuban refugees. This film was shot in kinescope and includes a public service announcement for seat belts near the end. The program was shot in the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach. Produced by NBC News.
363. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE 1964
28:28; B&W; sound; V-225 DA109; S. 828
This film features two press conferences with Gov. Bryant: ( October 15, 1964 ) Michael Barfield, a young boy who rescued a child from a burning building, receives a Florida flag and tie tack from Gov. Bryant and talks to reporters. Gov. Bryant also comments on a Southern Governors' Conference proposal that would block integration by giving local control over public schools, the Miami expressway program, the 1964 Presidential campaign, and Floridians Bob Hayes and Dave Shoelander, who were Olympic gold medalists in Tokyo. Gov. Bryant also responds to the announcement that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He states that Dr. King did not operate peacefully in St. Augustine and that he disagrees with the Nobel Committee's decision. ( May 28, 1964 ) Gov. Bryant comments on giving assistance to Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns in the gubernatorial race, the invasion of US airspace by Cuban jets and Florida's space industry. This film has several in-camera edits and some issues with contrast fluctuation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
364. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE January 10, 1964
27:00; B&W; sound; V-224 DA101; S. 828
Gov. Bryant responds to questions regarding a cigarette tax increase, a democratic fundraiser in Miami with President Lyndon Johnson as guest of honor, State Constitutional revision, the "daisy chain" ballot issue, keeping legislative sessions on a biannual schedule, auto tag price increases, industrial development in west Florida, Florida Inland Waterway and the Cross Florida Barge Canal. At the end of the press conference, Gov. Bryant talks with a disabled child. There are re-shot responses to these questions at the end of the film. The audio level of the reporters' questions is very low. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
365. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE January 30, 1964
19:40; B&W; sound; V-212 CA299; S. 828
Gov. Bryant comments on the progress being made on the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair, missile production in Florida, prohibition of smoking by minors, the Southern Governors' Conference, and the Florida Turnpike. At the end of the film, a French newswoman translates the governor's comments into French. Gov. Bryant presents her with a certificate of Florida citizenship. There are several in-camera edits throughout. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
366. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE March 26, 1964
20:12; B&W; sound; V-219 DA120; S. 828
Gov. Farris Bryant comments on the arrest of John W. Davis in an attempt to thwart violence in the Florida East Coast Railway strike, his recent meeting with former President Harry Truman, the invasion of Florida airspace by Cuban military aircraft, racial tension in Florida and a civil rights demonstration in Tallahassee. There are several in-camera edits and re-shot responses at the end of the film. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
367. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE April 2, 1964
32:15; B&W; sound; V-219 EA041; S. 828
Tension mounts in this press conference when Gov. Farris Bryant declines to comment at length on the purpose of a secretive personal trip to Washington , DC He remarks on the use of the Florida National Guard in response to racial or civil unrest, construction plans for the Florida causeway and the success of the Florida Development Commission. Gov. Bryant also comments on the arrest of Elizabeth Peabody, mother of then-Massachusetts Gov. Endicott Peabody, for her participation in a civil rights march in St. Augustine. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
368. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE April 10, 1964
13:44; B&W; sound, V-235 CA297; S. 828
Gov. Bryant comments on the creation of a civil rights committee to assist in communication and "cooling down" racial tensions in St. Augustine following the outbreak of riots in that city. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
369. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE May 28, 1964
11:38; B&W; sound, V-235 BA339; S. 828
Gov. Bryant comments on giving assistance to Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns in the gubernatorial race, the invasion of US airspace by Cuban jets and Florida 's space industry. This film has several in-camera edits and some issues with contrast fluctuation. This footage also appears on DA109. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
370. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE July 17, 1964
11:15; B&W; sound, V-235 BA344; S. 828
Gov. Bryant comments on attendance statistics for Florida Pavilion visitors at the World's Fair, civil unrest and racial tensions in St. Augustine, and his prediction for the 1964 national elections. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
371. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE December 5, 1964
27:41; B&W; sound; V-225 DA108; S. 828
Gov. Bryant responds to press questions regarding such topics as the changing of Cape Canaveral's name to Cape Kennedy, opposition to federal aid for education, the Genesis Report, site selection for a new university in central Florida, the National Governors' Conference and liquor licenses in Polk County. There are several edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
372. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS STATEMENTS
April 10, 1964 7:12; B&W; sound; V-212 BA341; S. 828
Gov. Bryant comments on the success of Florida's tuberculosis hospitals, limitations to the governor's powers in times of civil crisis and the Florida tax structure. This material can also be found on DA103. There are several in-camera edits during the press conference. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
373. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON February 11,
25:15; B&W; sound; V-161 DA030; S. 828
Gov. Bryant speaks on the Florida State Fair, President Kennedy's visit the year before, changes in retailing and banking, and notes the interaction of state and federal governments. He also describes procedures needed in the welfare system, care for the aged and care for the mentally disabled. He says that there are over 8,300 more state employees than when he took office, most in higher education, and that the state universities' staffs are expanding. He tells how expanding highways require more personnel and money. He talks about other changes due to growth in the state and says that we must keep up with it. Produced by FDC. The sound is good but not synchronized.
374. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL 1963
27:00; B&W; sound; V-224 DA106; S. 828
Gov. Bryant speaks at Tampa's Floridan Hotel, bolstering a bond initiative to cover the costs of expanding, renovating and constructing Florida colleges. After his speech, the potential investors ask the governor and others at the head table questions about the program. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
375. GOV. FARRIS BRYANT TOURISM REPORT 1961
29:38; B&W; sound; V-212 EA046; S. 828
This is kinescope television footage of Gov. Bryant commenting on tourism and the benefits it brings to the state. Florida Development Commissioner Wendell Jarrard details the marketing strategies Florida uses to reach potential tourists. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
376. GOV. HAYDON BURNS — BASEBALL March 16, 1965
:52; B&W; silent; V-233 AA456; S. 828
Gov. Burns wears a FSU baseball cap and glove while standing atop a pitcher's mound where he zips a few pitches past FSU President Doak Campbell. The film was shot on the FSU campus. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
377. GOV. HAYDON BURNS CABINET MEETING; RE: WORLD'S FAIR SKI SHOW
29:55; B&W; sound; V-70 DA039; S. 828
This Cabinet meeting with Gov. Burns includes mention of supplemental federal disaster relief to Florida of $1 million for hurricane damage. Charles Campbell (chairman of the FDC and the Executive Committee of New York World's Fair Authority) is introduced, as well as the rest of the World's Fair Authority and members of FDC (listed but not seen). Mr. Campbell tells how the Florida Exhibit was turned from a liability into an asset with the inclusion of the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show sponsored by Cypress Gardens and the Citrus Commission. An oversized check for $206,917 is presented to repay a state loan that helped bail out the Florida Pavilion. Dick Pope, dressed as Santa, presents the check. Gov. Burns thanks everyone and describes how the World's Fair, Citrus Commission, Legislature, Florida's four major electric utilities, the Cabinet and Minute Maid Orange Juice all helped. Each Cabinet member comments.
378. GOV. HAYDON BURNS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE December 17, 1965
0:50; B&W; sound; V-98 AA131; S. 828
The film begins with footage of the exterior of the Governor's Mansion, showing Christmas decorations. Gov. Burns gives a Christmas message, surrounded by his family in front of a Christmas tree. An organ plays "Silent Night."
379. GOV. HAYDON BURNS-ROBERT KING HIGH DEBATE 1964 #1 1964
32:30; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828
This film shows a debate between democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol and whether to make the FDC Chairman a Cabinet member Then, there is a final volley of accusations about NAACP support as a campaign issue. Kinescope. Part #2 is DA040.
380. GOV. HAYDON BURNS-ROBERT KING HIGH DEBATE 1964 #2 1964
28:10; B&W; sound; V-35 DA040; S. 828
This is part two of the 1964 Burns-High Debate, televised on WTVJ, Miami . There is some drama here as Mr. Burns leaves the set in anger over the topics addressed in the debate. The program had already run 10 minutes over the planned time. However, Mr. High states that he will remain and answer any questions asked of him. Mr. Burns returns to the set and rejoins the debate. Part #1 is EA009.
381. GOV. HAYDON BURNS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORLD'S FAIR
February 4, 1965
26:50; B&W; sound; V-111 DA036; S. 828
Gov. Burns announces the addition of an 8,000 seat, $20 million amphitheater to the Florida exhibit at the New York World's Fair. The amphitheater will be used to feature the water ski show and all aspects of Florida. Admission to the exhibit will be free to make up for poor attendance in 1964. Charles Campbell (FDC Chairman) describes the genesis of the new plan. Dick Pope (founder of Cypress Gardens and Chairman of the Florida Fair Commission) describes the benefits of the new show and how it will be done. Tommy Bartlett (producer of the show) and Dick Rowe (creator of the show) describe the show. Burns then tells where funding for this will originate and answers questions.
382. GOV. HAYDON BURNS REAPPORTIONMENT BILL SIGNING 1960s
1:15; B&W; silent, V-233 AA455; S. 828
Gov. Burns and others gather in the governor's office to observe the signing of the reapportionment bill. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
383. GOV. HAYDON BURNS ROTC SPEECH AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
February 3, 1966
19:22; B&W; sound, V-233 CA298; S. 828
Gov. Burns speaks to ROTC Cadets in Westcott Auditorium on the Florida State University campus on the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of a strong military. He disparages draft dodgers and unpatriotic opponents of the Vietnam War for shirking their obligation to protect the country by avoiding military service. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
GOV. HAYDON BURNS WALT DISNEY PRESS CONFERENCE November 15, 1965
18:45; B&W; sound; V-82 CA181; S. 828
This film starts with the arrival by limousine of Gov. Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). Gov. Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. They indicate that the initial investment will top California, saying that the facility is in the planning stage and will take three years to open. Gov. Burns mentions working out tax questions. Disney will not reveal plans, but mentions market surveys that played a part in the choice of Florida as the location. More aspects are discussed, including the number of tourists, vehicle traffic and roads, and Disney's impact on Florida.
385. GOVERNOR HAYDON BURNS WITH ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS January 31,
16:00; B&W; sound; V-81 CA185; S. 828
This film shows a press event where Governor Haydon Burns, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans discuss the possibility of the stars organizing a western theme park in Florida.
386. GOVERNOR DOYLE CARLTON'S INAUGURATION 1929
2:40; B&W; silent; V-176 S. 828
This is a short clip of Gov. Doyle Carlton's inauguration in Tallahassee, January 1929. The film begins with outgoing Gov. Martin and Mrs. Martin getting into an open car. Then, the film shows the crowd gathered on the east side of the Capitol and the parade with military bands and early floats. This film never shows Doyle Carlton, though the title card identifies the footage as his inauguration. It is possible that it is the former governor's (John Martin's) inauguration.
387. GOV. SIDNEY J. CATTS INAUGURATION 1917
4:15; B&W; silent; V-101 AA098; S. 828
This film shows scenes on the Capitol steps as Catts is sworn in and orates. There are scenes of the inaugural parade with many cars festooned with garlands, flags and signs. This is a new print of old footage, and is perhaps the first Florida governor's inauguration to be filmed and have automobiles.
SIDNEY J. CATTS INAUGURATION 1917
5:20; B&W; silent; V-112 AA160; S. 828
This film starts with scenes of the Capitol and the swearing in of Gov. Catts. Gov. Trammel presents the State Seal to Gov. Catts. Catts gives a speech. The film was made without sound and uses title cards to describe the scenes. The swearing in was performed by Jefferson Browne, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. The film includes scenes of Gov. Catts with his family and staff.
389. GOV. LAWTON CHILES SPEAKING AT BOYS STATE Early 1970s
3:43; color; sound, V-244 AA471; S.1239
This is footage of Lawton Chiles as a Florida Legislator, speaking at a ceremony for graduates of the American Legion's Boys State program. Produced by WFSU-TV.
390. GOV. LEROY COLLINS ON CIVIL RIGHTS May 22, 1980
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Community Relations Service convinced him that integration would have a positive impact on society. The segment ends with the former Governor commenting that his religious beliefs made him sympathetic with the civil rights movement and additional commentary on his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. Produced by WFSU-TV.
391. GOV. LEROY COLLINS COMMENTS ON CIVIL RIGHTS 1970s
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a few rough edits in this film, but the overall aesthetic quality is excellent. Produced by WFSU-TV.
392. GOV. LEROY COLLINS INAUGURATION January 1955
24:05; B&W; sound; V-78 CA175; S. 828
Gov. Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role. Then, there are scenes of the Collins family at home (The Grove) as they greet LeRoy Jr., home from the Naval Academy, and walk to the Governor's Mansion. Then, the film shows all the pomp and ceremony of the inauguration itself, with speeches and everyone singing "Suwannee." After the ceremony, well-wishers file through the mansion to greet the governor and his family. Then there are scenes of the reception that evening in the Capitol Rotunda, including the Cabinet and Supreme Court members. Everyone does the "grand march" at the end. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission.
393. GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE May 22, 1980
3:38; color; sound, V-239 AA435; S.1239
Gov. Collins discusses his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Rev. C.K. Steele and their efforts to help abolish segregation. He mentions his own personal beliefs on the subject, with specific comments pertaining to segregated lunch counters. This footage is a rough final interview edit. It lacks a smooth, finished presentation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
394. GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1986
11:00; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
This video begins with the Legislature in session and Rep. Lee Moffitt speaking. Then, it shows Gov. Graham in his office joking with reporters in reference to his book, "Florida Workdays." Next, Graham seriously addresses the issue of education in Florida. Videotaped by Bradley White.
395. GOV. BOB GRAHAM & HURRICANE KATE n.d.
15:57; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
Gov. Graham takes off in a military helicopter and surveys damage done around the Apalachicola area by Hurricane Kate. Graham talks to reporters and residents about federal, state and local aid. Videotaped by Bradley White.
396. GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1979 INAUGURATION January 1979
60:00; color; sound; V-147 S. 1239
This is coverage of the first inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. LeRoy Collins delivers an opening statement and then introduces Graham's Cabinet. Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor, Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Secretary of State George Firestone and Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson are sworn in. Gov. Bob Graham is sworn in by Chief Justice Arthur J. England Jr.
397. GOV. BOB GRAHAM 1983 INAUGURATION January 1983
60:00; color; sound; V-144 S. 1239
This is Florida Public Television's coverage of the January 4, 1983 second inauguration of Gov. Bob Graham. The film covers the inauguration and shows earlier footage of previous governors and their inaugurations. There are short clips of the inaugural ceremonies of governors Askew, Burns, Caldwell, Johns, Collins, McCarty and Warren. Gov. Askew introduces members of the new Cabinet and they are sworn in. Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Treasurer Bill Gunter, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Secretary of State George Firestone and Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson are shown. There is a short interview with Gov. LeRoy Collins.
398. GOV. BOB GRAHAM'S SENATE RACE 1986
20:53; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
This is footage of Bob Graham's victory celebration after his win over Paula Hawkins for US Senator. It starts with Graham and his family with reporters, answering questions about the future of the state and country. Next is his acceptance speech at his campaign headquarters. On the platform with Graham are Cabinet members Bill Gunter, Gerald Lewis and Doyle Conner. Not present, but congratulated by Graham, are Betty Castor and Bob Butterworth. Videotaped by Bradley White.
399. GOVERNOR BOB GRAHAM: YEARS AS GOV. 1986
8:00; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
This Newscenter 7 presentation is an overview of Graham's tenure as Florida's governor. There is good footage and a good sound track. It touches on such issues as the environment, the death penalty and public education. There is also comical footage of Graham with Jimmy Buffet. Videotaped by Bradley White.
400. GOV. SPESSARD HOLLAND'S INAUGURATION 1941
6:15; B&W; silent; V-145 S. 828
This film shows the inauguration of Spessard Holland in front of the Capitol in Tallahassee. It shows Chief Justice Glenn Terrell administering the oath, Gov. Holland's address, the governor and his family reviewing the parade, and Gov. Holland and his new Cabinet members.
CHARLEY JOHNS-LEROY COLLINS 1954
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97 EA010; S. 828
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues of the day. There are processing marks through most of film, but otherwise the quality is very good.
402. GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK'S ANTI-BUSING COMMERCIAL 1970
0:30; color; sound; V-172 S. 828
This is a campaign commercial opposing busing that was used in Gov. Kirk's unsuccessful bid for a second term.
403. GOV. CLAUDE KIRK ASSORTED SCENES March 6, 1968
23:35; color & B&W; silent; V-221 DA128; S.1239
This film has scenes of Gov. Kirk holding five-minute interviews with Florida citizens in a small trailer at several different locations throughout the state. Gov. Kirk is shown speaking at a small reception in Chicago. There are shots of an "anti-Kirk/pro education" rally at the Capitol. There is brief footage of Gov. Kirk speaking to the Classroom Teachers Association at the Miami Marine Stadium. The film ends with clips of Bob Hope with Gov. Kirk at an unidentified airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
404.GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK INAUGURATION 1967
23:10; color; sound; V-104 CA215; S. 828
This film starts with Governor Claude Kirk taking the oath of office and giving his inaugural speech. The film is at times soft and slightly out of focus.
405. GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INAUGURATION, KINESCOPE 1967
29:00; B&W; sound; V-112 DA047; S. 828
This film starts with Perry Como singing "If I Had a Hammer" at Gov. Kirk's inauguration. This is a kinescope of a TV program produced by Station WDBO (became WCPX). This film includes the commercials that appeared when it was broadcast. It provides an interesting look at how such an event was "packaged" as a TV program.
406. GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW Late 1960s
4:50; B&W; sound; V-46 AA101; S. 1239
This is an interview with Gov. Kirk concerning his status as a Republican governor in a predominantly Democratic state. He mentions that he has started a war on crime and that President Johnson wants to study it. Kirk also tells why he vetoed a Head Start Program, saying that this move resulted in a better-run program later. He also explains that political appointments are made on the basis of "who gets the job done," regardless of party affiliation. He denies that Republican strength in the South is due to racial backlash.
407. GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK'S "NO NEW TAXES" ADVERTISEMENT 1970
1:15; color; sound; V-172 S. 828
These are two short commercials put together during Claude Kirk's unsuccessful run for a second term as governor. The commercials depict Reubin Askew as a rattlesnake who will raise taxes and destroy small business.
408. GOV. CLAUDE KIRK SCENES n.d.
6:00; color; silent; V-104 AA172; S. 1239
This is behind-the-scenes footage of Gov. Kirk preparing to film a statement. It shows a 35mm movie camera on a dolly, lighting, makeup and the sound boom. There are scenes from what appears to be a Cabinet meeting. The final third of the roll is footage of the Legislature in session.
409. GOVERNOR CLAUDE KIRK WEDDING PAGEANTRY March 17, 1967
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk's wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. President Richard Nixon is among those in attendance. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
410. GOVERNOR BOB MARTINEZ 1987
1:35; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
This is footage of Gov. Bob Martinez at his first Cabinet meeting. Martinez talks about prison rehabilitation programs. Videotaped by Bradley White.
411. GOVERNOR DAN McCARTY INAUGURATION 1953
18:00; color; silent; V-115 CA200; S. 828
This film begins with scenes (some out of focus) of the reception line. Viewers see the inaugural parade with marching bands and decorative floats. Governor Dan McCarty and outgoing Governor Fuller Warren lead the motorcade from the Governor's mansion to the Capitol. Governor McCarty gives his inauguration speech, followed by more parade footage. There are more scenes of the inauguration ceremony, including the swearing in, and Governor Warren handing over the State Seal. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
412. GOV. WAYNE MIXSON INAUGURATION CEREMONY January 1987
55:10; color; sound; V-44 S. 1239
This is footage of Gov. Wayne Mixson's inauguration ceremony in the Florida Senate Chamber. Gov. Mixson was the first lieutenant governor to assume the office of governor in Florida history and also held the post for the shortest duration of time, three days. Former Governors LeRoy Collins and Gov. Bob Graham are in attendance. Gov. Collins conducts the ceremony. Gov. Graham's election to the US Senate precipitated Mixson's appointment to the governor's office. Produced by WFSU-TV.
413. GOVERNOR FULLER WARREN INAUGURATION 1949
8:45; B&W; sound; V-66 BA050; S. 828
This film features pre-inaugural scenes of Governor Fuller Warren, the Cabinet, Supreme Court and Legislative leaders. The new governor greets his niece and nephew on the porch of the Governor's Mansion. He checks the barbecue preparations for the big event. There are scenes showing an organizational meeting with Cabinet members. Legislative leaders are introduced. The new Supreme Court Building is shown, and the justices presented. The footage of the inauguration ceremony shows the front of the Capitol and excellent panoramas of the audience and news media. Viewers see the governor cutting cake, eating barbecue, and appearing with B.K. Roberts, soon-to-be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. There is wonderful footage of the parade, and shots of B.K. Roberts sitting next to Governor Warren in the reviewing stand.
414. GOV. FULLER WARREN AT A BANQUET n.d.
2:50; B&W; silent; V-115 AA158; S. 828
Gov. Fuller Warren dines and makes a speech to a large group of men at an event that seems to be sponsored by a citrus group since there are decorated oranges and grapefruits on the tables.
415. GOV. FULLER WARREN RECEIVES FILMS 1950s
3:30; B&W; sound; V-115 AA173; S. 828
Mr. Bender A. Cawthon presents films he made of Gov. Warren's political career to the governor. Gov. Warren mentions a film showing him walking under a ladder.
416. GOV. FULLER WARREN SPEECH n.d.
3:00; color; silent; V-115 AA159; S. 828
Gov. Warren makes a speech to a crowd outdoors on a hot sunny day. At one point he holds a bundle of tobacco leaves as he speaks. The film includes some footage of his new wife and the governor shaking hands with citizens. The footage has some processing streaks. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
417. GRAPE VINEYARD/ LOCO BALL/ SOL CARROLL 1977
11:02; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA245; S.1239
An elderly gentleman stands beside several grapevines he has planted and describes the different types of grapes he produces. He recounts tending fruit trees and grapes as a small child and remarks that he planted the vines because he enjoys making jelly, wine and preserves, which he sells or gives to friends. In the next segment, a young man at Florida State University demonstrates his athletic prowess with a "Loco-Ball," an object that resembles a cross between a hacky sack and a shuttlecock. He kicks the "Loco-Ball" and bounces it off of his chest in exciting slow-motion footage. The segment ends with silent footage of Sol Carroll, the #1 FSU fan, at home playing with his dog and proudly displaying a photo album filled with news articles praising his team spirit. Produced by WFSU-TV.
418. GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION early 1960s
13:05; B&W; sound; V-111 BA197; S. 828
This film is about spring training in Florida. It shows some great players from the 1960s. There is a brief look at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg , followed by footage of Cypress Gardens, the Citrus Tower, Silver Springs and Six-gun Territory.
419. THE GREAT ADVENTURE Early 1950s
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU, FAMU ("for the Negro youth of Florida"), UF, Bethune-Cookman College ("center of interracial goodwill"), Stetson University, Rollins College, Florida Southern College with its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, University of Tampa ("working for Americanism in practice"), and University of Miami. Then, it is the young man's first day on campus and he is given a tour by the "big man on campus." The projection print is a black and white copy. BA077 is the same film with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
420. THE GREAT ADVENTURE Early 1950s
11:45; color; sound; V-5 BA077; S. 828
This is the same film as BA076 with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. There is no indication of which was the first edit or why changes were made. The film covers state universities, architecture, segregation and 1950s clothing styles.
421. A GREAT FLORIDIAN 1981
39:25; color; sound; V-140 S. 1239
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse. There is footage with sound of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking, followed by scenes of Andrew Young, John L. Lewis and other black leaders. The film also includes scenes around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, including the violent police attack on the marchers shown from a distance. An injured protester is shown being lifted by other protesters and a police officer, and there are several scenes of armed police officers before and after the violence. The film also shows Governor LeRoy Collins arriving to view the march and going to speak with Martin Luther King Jr. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Collins head of the Community Relations Service (CRS) in 1964. At the request of President Johnson, Collins came to Selma on behalf of the CRS to help mediate a solution to the crisis. After the footage from 1965, there is also a fragment from a later piece, also without sound, that includes shots of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Martin Luther King Sr.
422. GUIDED TOUR OF DEER RANCH 1960s
13:30; B&W; sound; V-115 BA149; S. 828
This film provides a look at Tommy Bartlett's Deer Ranch, a part of the Silver Springs attraction. Children get to feed and pet the deer. There are many kinds of deer shown, followed by scenes of the other forms of entertainment at Silver Springs. Produced by Guided Tours.
423. GUIDED TOUR OF GOOD OLD DAYS n.d.
15:05; color; sound; V-104 CA166; S. 828
This film starts with a cute recreated "Keystone Kops" sequence to introduce a look at the Silver Springs Auto Fair & Carriage Cavalcade Collection. The Keystone Kops continue to show off cars. There is a scene of "filming a Western" to show a stage coach and another scene showing an odd-looking "futuristic" car, ending with a "pie-in-the-face" sequence. There are shots of the rest of the features at Silver Springs. Ricou Browning (the Creature from the Black Lagoon) plays the "hero" in this film. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
424. GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH 1956
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there is a jousting match on inner tubes and a diving expedition. Viewers see gator wrestling, snake milking at the Miami Serpentarium, trained monkeys at Monkey Jungle and a big dinner at the hotel. The film includes Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Hertz.
425. GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKES 1960s
17:00; color; silent; V-108 CA189; S. 828
This film has outtakes from several Guided Tours productions and includes shots of Silver Springs, the Circus Hall of Fame and a wax museum. Some footage at Silver Springs is underwater and is slightly underexposed. The best underwater shots are a "love scene." This is all Kodachrome. Produced by Guided Tours.
426. GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN n.d.
29:05; color; sound; V-77 DA037; S. 828
This film starts with underwater footage of reef life, then shows sport fishing and the work of a boat captain. He fishes for bait and uses a depth recorder to find the right spot to fish. Viewers see underwater shots of amberjack hitting the bait. The film also shows fishing for sailfish and how to prepare mullet as bait. There is great underwater footage of the exhausted sailfish as it is brought to the boat and then released. Produced by Florida Film Studios Inc. (Leroy Crooks); sponsored by FDC.
427. GULFSTREAM DERBY 1950s
10:40; color; silent; not yet transferred to video S. 828
Mickey Rooney appears in one shot in this film. There are aerials of the racetrack. The opening ceremony includes a marching band and majorettes. A small boat sails on the lake inside the track and there is a water ski show. Viewers see a parade of pleasure horses and the lineup of race horses. The film shows correlation in the winner's circle, followed by the start of the race. The shots are out of sequence. Produced by Ball Productions of Miami (4119 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., Coral Gables).
428. HAINES CITY HIGH SCHOOL BAND 1957
26:30; color; sound; V-108 DA050; S. 828
This film shows how the Haines City High School Band came to fame and recognition. It takes the viewer to the Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana to see brass horn manufacturing, including electronic testing, casting and assembly. The town of Haines City goes all out to raise money for uniforms for the band and glee club by selling light bulbs. One bulb buyer is a citrus company, which provides a chance to see citrus processing, including using pulp for cattle feed. The uniforms arrive and the band plays at the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa. When the band is invited to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in 1956, fundraising projects begin again. A send-off party is held at Cypress Gardens and everyone loads up in buses for the trip to DC The band plays on the Capitol steps, sees sights including the White House and Mt. Vernon , and returns home to a police escort into town. This is a great story. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
429. HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE Early 1960s
13:25; color; sound; V-40 CA137; S. 828
This film shows why it is good to be in Jacksonville, showing homes, canals, shopping, churches, the Gator Bowl and beaches. Viewers see golf, horseback riding on the beach and a "diaper derby" on the beach. The film also shows a parachute landing in the water, a bike race, a go-cart race and a rodeo. The film shows Fort Caroline, Mayport Naval Station (with aircraft carrier) and a ferry. There are neon signs at the close of the film. Produced by Don Parisher.
430. SUPREME COURT JUDGE JOSEPH HATCHET 1978
7:19; color; sound, V-239 BA404; S.1239
This film is a brief interview with Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph Hatchet. He talks about his family, serving as a Supreme Court Justice, Florida's justice system and the philosophy of utilizing stiff penalties as a deterrent to violent crimes. Produced by WFSU-TV.
431. HAVE CIRCUS WON'T TRAVEL n.d.
7:15; B&W; sound; V-108 BA002; S. 828
This film shows a Weeki Wachee mermaid show with a "dragon," a clown on a tightrope and fish feeding.
432. HERSTORE/ CPR October 27, 1975
12:56; color; silent and sound; V-189 BA271; S.1239
The staff of Herstore, a Tallahassee feminist specialty store and information center, celebrate their one year anniversary and comment on their accomplishments. The staff reports that local citizens have participated and shown their support. The film has additional silent footage of some of the shop's wares. A CPR instructor trains employees at Telecom Inc in administering CPR. Produced by WFSU-TV.
433. HIALEAH: AN AMERICAN RACING TRADITION n.d.
16:00; color; sound; V-57 CA084; S. 828
This film starts with a look at some horse breeding farms in Ocala where viewers see the big winner, Carry Back. The film also shows a horse auction and horses in training at the track. Two trainers, Jim Fitzsimons and H.A. Jones, offer testimonials on the importance of Hialeah. The film uses a pie graph to show how revenue is used by the State of Florida, including "Old Age Assistance." It also features meat mogul Charles P. Lykes. The film is missing some of its tail.
434. HIGHWAY AERIALS AND TRAFFIC JAMS 1950s
3:20; color; silent; V-28 AA027; S. 828
This film is a series of bumpy aerials showing highways, toll booths and bridge interchanges. There are several shots of backed-up traffic (locations unknown). The cars all date in the 1950s.
435. HIGHWAY HORIZONS early 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-207 BA325; S. 828
This film opens with Gov. Farris Bryant speaking from a vantage point overlooking Apalachee Parkway (Highway 27) in Tallahassee. The roadway is an example of the progressive new four-lane highway system project underway in the state. The film continues with many shots of Florida's "attractive" highway system. There is footage of Cape Canaveral and other Florida industries, as well as aerial footage of several Florida cities. Produced by the Florida State Road Department.
436. HISTORIC RICHMOND CONFEDERATE REUNION June 2,
7:32; color; silent; V-179 H-43
This is a home movie showing the last reunion of Confederate veterans in Norfolk, Virginia, including scenes of Richmond. It shows folks arriving and many Confederate monuments. No veterans are shown.
437. HOLIDAY ON WHEELS Early 1970s
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae goes on a tour of Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the HMS Bounty replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, an airboat ride, a glass-bottom boat, sponge diving, tarpon fishing, boating, scuba, skiing and hang gliding. Produced by Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate Inc.; sponsored by Trailer Life Publishing Co.
438. HOLLYWOOD-BY-THE-SEA 1960s
13:40; color; sound; V-58 BA121; S. 828
In this film, viewers see beaches, downtown, residences, hotels and motels, dog racing, jai-alai and horse racing at Gulfstream Park. The film also shows deep-sea fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, sailing, golf, baseball spring training, churches, schools, Riverside Military Academy, highways, the railroad station, the Fort Lauderdale airport and a cruise liner. Produced by Grinter-Parisher Jewel Productions; sponsored by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
439. HOME MOVIE n.d.
3:13; color; silent; V-151 M83-022
This film shows a family gathering, with a family eating ice cream and celebrating a child's first birthday.
440. HOME MOVIE n.d.
6:21; color; silent; V-151
This film starts at the corner of 30th St. and 4th Ave. N., showing a residential area. There is a woman in a yard and a maid watering grass. The film has camera shots from a car and from a military airplane. This is probably not footage of Florida.
441. HOME MOVIE n.d.
3:22; B&W and color; silent; V-151
This film shows people, the majority of which are children, gathered in a park. It switches over to a line of new cars, all alike, driving down a road. It also shows a large group at a cookout on the beach.
442. HOME MOVIE n.d.
3:17; B&W; silent; V-151
This film has scenes of snow in the Washington, DC area.
443. HOME MOVIE ca. 1929
16:42; color; silent; V-150 M87-017
This film begins with three people clowning around for the camera. There are scenes of an elephant pulling a wagon and shots of boats, ships and fishing. A good portion of the film shows boat races. The film may not be of Florida.
444. HOME MOVIE 1939-46
6:48; color; silent; V-149 M89-003
This film consists of short clips that show miscellaneous footage of wildlife, river scenes, Bok Tower, citrus groves, a zoo and other attractions in Florida.
445. HOME MOVIE 1940s
2:43; B&W; silent; V-151
This film has scenes of the campus of Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee. It shows ice at the fountain in front of the Westcott Building. There is more footage of a dog at the same residence in film 493. Viewers also see ice in a birdbath.
446. HOME MOVIE late 1940s
4:58; color; silent, V-151
This film begins with scenes of a horse show. It is believed that the action takes place in Ocala. There are scenes of a young girl jumping rope, puppies, kittens and more of the horse show.
447. HOME MOVIE 1940s
3:20; color; silent; V-151
This film shows scenes of Tallahassee. Viewers see an Army Air Corps soldier with a woman, the park across from the federal courthouse (the old post office) and the Presbyterian church. It also shows WAC and other soldiers walking in the park.
448. HOME MOVIE 1940s
4:28; B&W; silent; V-151
This film shows a woman playing ball with a dog on the porch of a home. Then, it shows a little girl trying to get the dog to drink out of the birdbath. The remaining footage is of snow in the Washington, DC area.
449. HOME MOVIE 1940s
3:27; color; silent; V-151 M83-022
This film is composed of footage of the Gainesville area. It shows First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Hotel Thomas, the Seagle Building, Ralph Stoutamire Motor Company, a King snake, residences and a woman walking through Devils Mill Hopper (a park with a sinkhole).
450. HOME MOVIE 1940s
12:33; color; silent; V-150 M83-022
This film shows the Clemons and Stoutamire family in Tallahassee, including May Party festivities, a family gathering, a military man in uniform and more scenes of the May Party.
451. HOME MOVIE 1941
23:45; B&W; silent; V-150
This film was taken in the Miami area in 1941. It shows scenes of a football game, baseball, fastpitch softball (men's and women's), children on a playground, dog racing, mermaids, a parade, a woman feeding a squirrel, people on a beach, spring training, Bok Tower, Indian Village, people stopped along the roadside picking oranges, a family cookout, a hydroplane taking off and landing in water, and horse racing.
452. HOME MOVIE ca. 1950s
9:47; color; silent; V-149
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligator wrestling, Cypress Gardens and Fort San Marcos in St. Augustine. It is very difficult to tell where one city leaves off and another one starts. Very few of the places and people are easily identified.
453. HOME MOVIE (loaned by Mrs. J.D. Smith) 1950s and 1960s
37:00; color; silent; V-149
This is a mixture of several 8mm home movies done in the Tallahassee area, with subject matter including the May Party, the FSU campus area, and a mother and child outside a residence. There are some great scenes from the 1958 snow in Tallahassee, showing the old post office and other downtown scenes.
454. HOMETOWN FLORIDA 1950s
14:00; color; sound; V-104 CA204; S. 828
This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H and Boy Scouts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
455. HOMOSASSA December 18, 1959
2:50; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 1)
Two men are filmed as they fish in a johnboat. The camera follows them as they trawl through the marsh. This film has great Kodachrome color.
456. HOMOSASSA SPRINGS n.d.
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828
Goat Island, a colony of monkeys and aquatic birds, is seen on the jungle boat ride at Homosassa Springs. The nature trail has otters, deer, goats and a hippo. There is an orchid greenhouse. Gators in a lagoon are fed by a woman dressed as an "Indian maiden" who dangles fish from a string. Also see BA058, "Nature's Own Attraction — Homosassa." Produced by Studio Productions Inc.
457. HORSE RACE 1960s
1:45; B&W; sound; V-234 AA503; S. 828
This film is horse racing footage with sports commentary. A horse named "Raiden" is the victor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
458. HOTEL BEACH PARTY 1967
8:30; color; sound; V-124 BA007; S. 828
Katherine Spaak, Kevin McCarthy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Henny Youngman, Richard Conte, Merle Oberon, columnist Virginia Graham, producer Wendel Mays, author Arthur Hailey, director Richard Kline and costume designer Edith Head all attend the press premiere of the film "Hotel." Everyone meets the reporters and photographers, eats and has a good time. A helicopter films from above. The location is Hotel Row, Miami Beach. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC in cooperation with Warner Bros.
459. HOWELL FAMILY FILM 1920s
9:54: B&W; silent; V-176
George Blaine Howell and Mary Trice Clewis were married in Tampa in 1922. They had three children. This home movie begins at the Howell Cottage with Mrs. Anne Blaine Howell, Lucy Morgan Howell Mackey and the twins. The twins are playing in the ocean. Next are scenes at the Howell estate in Ithaca , New York. The mother, children and the nanny enjoy the outdoors. Horseback riding with the children in New York is shown later. The film ends with Christmas in Tampa (1928) and a series of people arriving in cars and walking towards the house with gifts.
460. HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM 1960s
13:10; color; sound; V-117 CA116; S. 828
A young boy dreams about a visit to FloridaLand. He gets into a gunfight in the "Old West Town," plays engineer on the tour train, becomes an American Indian and meets a stereotypical "chief" who dances on broken glass. He swims with a dolphin that later performs tricks such as jumping through a flaming hoop and pulling a small dinghy. The boy steers a small paddle wheel replica, meets a girl on Lover's Lane and feeds deer at Deer Ranch. The location is Sarasota. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC.
461. REVEREND HUDSON — REVEREND C.K. STEELE INTERVIEW May 22, 1980
7:35; color; sound, V-239 BA332; S.1239
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee comments on his role in the desegregation battle and the contributions of the Rev. C.K. Steele. He mentions the Tallahassee transportation boycott and discusses Steele's influence on him. Produced by WFSU-TV.
462. REVEREND HUDSON — REVEREND C.K. STEELE INTERVIEW May 22, 1980
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role of prominent leaders in those organizations. Produced by WFSU-TV.
463. HUNTING IN UMATILLA 1950s
2:30; B&W; silent; V-124 AA062; S. 828
This film shows scenes in the town of Umatilla where shop owners close down for the day with signs that say, "Gone Hunting." It shows a man loading dogs into a truck. There is a shot of a deserted town street. We see hunters and families at campsites and a group of men and boys with rifles starting out. A hunter shoots and bags a buck. A man in a butcher's apron weighs the deer and the proud hunter shows it off in the bed of a pickup truck.
464. HUNTING MARSH HENS n.d.
3:45; B&W; silent; V-50 AA045; S. 828
Three men, a teenage girl and two dogs slog through a marsh and shoot small birds. The logo at the tail says, "Official News Film, Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, State of Florida."
465. HURRICANE AGNES June 1972
12:24; color; sound; V-132 BA206; S.1239
This film shows hurricane damage on the coast at Panacea, Shell Point and Alligator Point. It includes interviews with victims. Produced by WFSU-TV.
466. HURRICANE ELOISE September 1975
9:50; color; sound; V-131 BA007; S.1239
In this film, a newscaster talks to tourists and residents in a shelter in Panama City during Hurricane Eloise. There are interviews with business people and law enforcement officers about the precautions taken. Produced by WFSU-TV.
467. HURRICANE ELOISE September 1975
8:04; color; silent; V-131 BA207; S.1239
This film shows hurricane preparation and damage in the Panama City area. There is shelter footage and some actual hurricane footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
468. HYACINTH: MENACE ON THE MOVE 1970s
10:12; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #2
This film documents the threat hydrilla presents to Florida waterways. Captain Ken Alvarez of the Florida Board of Parks comments on the hydrilla's destructive effects on the native aquatic environment. The film explains the plant's survival traits and details how it spreads to new areas. The film seeks to educate viewers in preventing the spread of the water weed to the Tennessee Valley Watershed. Produced by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
469. INAUGURATION SPECIAL PARADE 1979
11:19; color; sound; V-128 BA213; S.1239
This film shows Bob Graham's inaugural parade. There are shots of the crowd with noise, but no individual speakers are seen. There are shots of Lt. Gov. Wayne Mixson, Comptroller Gerald Lewis, Attorney General Jim Smith, Sheriff Ken Katsaris and Treasurer Bill Gunter. Produced by WFSU-TV.
WITH LEROY COLLINS FOR "GREAT FLORIDIANS" 1970s
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146 S. 1239
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. It moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins is introduced by Frank Church. John F. Kennedy and his family are introduced, including his mother, three of his sisters and his two brothers. There are short clips of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Ladybird Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and Walter Cronkite. Collins gives the opening address and introduces Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson then introduces John F. Kennedy as the next president of the United States.
471. INVITATION TO A WINTER 1957
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins College , motels, restaurants, a shell museum and events on campus. The location is Winter Park. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions.
472. IVAN TORS' MIAMI STUDIO ca. 1966
10:30; color; sound; V-59 BA031; S. 828
This film is a tour of Ivan Tors' Studio, showing behind-the-scenes manufacturing, equipment, wardrobe, stages and special effects. There is great underwater footage, including reefs, animals, camera crew and props from "Thunderball." Viewers see Ivan Tors, actor Lloyd Bridges and Flipper.
473. JACKSONVILLE AND CONSOLIDATION: A DECADE OF PROGRESS, 1968-1978
28:45; color; sound; V-54 DA026; S. 828
This film shows what Jacksonville's consolidated government has done. It shows their computer system and the people behind the scenes. It describes the cleanup of the river with the new sewer system. There is a good sequence of building demolition. It shows the junior college, public housing, inner-city improvement, care for the elderly and other forms of health care. It also shows Jacksonville Community Canning Center for home gardeners and describes the Jacksonville Electric Authority. The film is hosted by Mayor Hans Tanzler. Produced by Communications 21; sponsored by Jacksonville Information Services Division.
474. JAI-ALAI May 4, 1979
11:35; color; silent and sound; V-191 BA297; S.1239
In this film, jai-alai players talk about the equipment used to play their game. A promoter explains how bets are placed and winnings are distributed. The film has additional footage of jai-alai players in action. Produced by WFSU-TV.
475. JAI-ALAI: THE FASTEST GAME 1978
20:25; color; sound; V-59 CA066; S. 828
This film has an introduction by Pat McCann, Executive Director of the National Association of Jai-Alai Frontons. This film has lovely photography of the Basque region of Spain and France and tells how jai-alai is a way out of the traditional life. It tells about the origin of the sport, the making of the basket (cesta) and the ball (pelota), and how the game is played. The first US game was played in Miami in 1926. Produced by Tel-Air Interests.
476. JAPANESE GOVERNORS VISIT FLORIDA May 18, 1964
12:52; B&W; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828
In this film, Gov. and first lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen visiting the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, boating in Fort Lauderdale and visiting the Seaquarium. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
477. JEANNIE 1950s
10:00; color; sound; V-37 BA094; S. 828
This film begins with a skit by two school children, then tells about Stephen Foster's music by showing the dioramas at the Stephen Foster Memorial. Near the end of the film, there is an artist's rendering of the upcoming carillon bell tower and shrine. The film also mentions future music festivals to be held on the grounds. Produced by the Florida Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
478. JOE AND BELLE'S WEDDING August 1, 1953
13:15; color; silent; V-178 H-16
This home movie features Joe and Belle's wedding, showing Joe's family from New York. The film starts with a double exposure sequence that shows Belle in her wedding gown in the background and the wedding processional in the foreground. Next is the reception and a display of gifts (great pots, pans and dishes of the time). The film then shows family members in the yard and residential street scenes shot from a car window.
479. JOHN PENNEKAMP CORAL REEF STATE PARK 1963
20:50; color; sound; V-38 CA040; S. 828
This film is adapted from the movie "Twilight World." There is excellent underwater footage, including hard hat diving, two-hose scuba, a re-breather with full-face mask, a two-person sub, a diver propulsion vehicle, divers with an octopus, a moray eel, an underwater photographer, a Spanish wreck and a diver using a magnesium flare to explore a coral cave.
480 MALCOLM JOHNSON February 1, 1978
23:00; color; sound, V-241 DA144; S.1239
This is a rough work film for a WFSU-TV special on Malcolm Johnson, a Tallahassee civic leader and longtime journalist with the Tallahassee Democrat. Mr. Johnson discusses his decision to retire from full-time journalism and work instead at his hobby of smithing silver and pewter jewelry. He is shown in his shop with some of his materials, in the woods, at an awards ceremony and at the Tallahassee Democrat offices. Produced by WFSU-TV.
28:17; B&W; sound; V-204 EA024; S. 828
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film covers various state programs instituted by the new government and ends with footage of the Julio 26 celebration in Havana. Produced by WCKT Television.
482. JUNIOR SAILING REGATTA 1950s
3:00; B&W; silent; V-168 S. 828
This film is footage of a sailing regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Junior Yacht Club (under 18 years of age) is featured in this film. The film shows two boys in the St. Petersburg area on the beach enjoying horseshoe crabs, roasting oysters and boating in a cypress swamp. The film ends with scenes of river wildlife.
483. JUVENILE CRIME 1975
12:39; color; sound; V-191 BA300; S.1239
In this film, Lt. J. B. Lawson of the Tallahassee Police Department comments on juvenile crime. He states that typical juvenile crime such as burglaries, shoplifting and vandalism has increased in recent years. He notes that sharp increases in juvenile violent crimes, arson and narcotics cases have caused alarm in the local law enforcement community. Produced by WFSU-TV.
484. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY — HOPKINS FAMILY 1970s
8:23; color; sound; V-190 BA289; S.1239
A WFST-TV reporter interviews the Hopkins Family, who temporarily houses youths in the Leon County Juvenile Justice system. They comment on their experiences with the children they have supervised and praise the program for its effectiveness. Produced by WFSU-TV.
485. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY — JUDGE JOANNAS 1970s
9:51; color; sound; V-190 BA288; S.1239
Judge Joannas of the Leon County Juvenile Court responds to questions from a WFSU-TV reporter regarding differences between adult and juvenile court systems, public defenders, alternatives to incarceration, legislation, community participation and outreach programs. Produced by WFSU-TV.
486. THE KEY TO GOOD LIVING 1960s
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see public schools, recreation, cultural centers, local amenities, businesses and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
487. KEY WEST 1960s
19:35; color; sound; V-47 CA027; S. 828
This film tells the story of Key West, using old photos and drawings. It shows the Audubon House, describes the restoration movement, and shows various gardens and the Sidewalk Art Festival. The Conch Train comes by and viewers see Hemingway's house. A cigar maker, shrimp boats and deep-sea fishing are shown. The film then shows Fort Taylor and its Civil War remains, followed by a recap. Produced by Raymond H. McPhee and WTVJ Public Affairs.
488. KIDS ON INDIAN PASS BEACH May 1958
2:27; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 3)
This is home movie footage of kids collecting shells on Indian Pass Beach . It cuts to a suburban neighborhood where a young girl rides her bicycle. Two young boys throw darts in the backyard.
489. THE KING ORANGE JAMBOREE 1965
13:40; color; sound; V-103 BA110; S. 828
This film chronicles the Orange Bowl festivities, including a Junior Tennis Tournament, a speedboat regatta, the International Grand Prix boat race, the Coral Gables Junior Orange Bowl, the Stag Coaches Luncheon, the Orange Bowl Fashion Show, the New Year's Eve King Orange Jamboree, the Alabama versus Nebraska football game, the NFL Pro Playoff Classic (Cowboys versus Colts) and the King Orange Fireworks. Each of these events is shown in a montage of shots with no narration. Produced by FDC; sponsored by National Airlines .
490. KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA 1950s
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys. The film shows the "World's Most Unique Monument," which is a structure built of concrete and colorful stones. Viewers see scenes of shuffleboard and footage of M.P. Mickler & Sons, manufacturers of fruit boxes. The film shows their yard, milling and assembly. Viewers then see the Kiwanis "Whipping Post," where some men pretend to be whipped. Following that are exteriors of a store advertising rodeo tickets and a scene of children wearing cowboy hats. The children are seen singing along with two women playing accordion and bass fiddle in the library. Then, there is an outdoor sing-along for adults. Next is "Lions in Action," where Lions Club members dressed as cowboys put men in a pillory. The Cattlemen's Store is seen next, where they sell "western" clothing, including gaudy ties. The film then shows " Snake Village and Alligator Farm." Viewers see exteriors with a boardwalk across a large, rectangular pond full of gators. The same pond is seen in aerials at the beginning of the film. A few Seminoles are seen. Then, Silver Spurs goes through town. Next is the Silver Spurs Rodeo, with riding, roping, bull-dogging and a clown act. Then, the film shows Henry O. Partin & Sons Heart Bar Ranch, where viewers see prize Brahma bulls. There are scenes of Veterans Farm Training Program displays in a tent at the end. There is no narration, just circus-style music throughout. The same song plays over and over again. Produced by National Film Productions.
491. KISSIMMEE: GATEWAY TO THE WORLDS n.d.
20:50; color; sound; V-54 CA064; S. 828
This film shows attractions near Kissimmee, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Stars Hall of Fame, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Alligator Alley, Gatorland Zoo and Supersonic Transport Air Museum. There are scenes of life in Kissimmee, including cattle ranching, homes and apartments. The film uses lots of split-screen effects. Sponsored by the Kissimmee-Osceola County Chamber of Commerce.
492. LA BELLE THE BEAUTIFUL Early 1960s
13:15; color; sound; V-59 CA078; S. 828
This film shows the Caloosahatchee River, canal digging and a brief shot of Thomas Edison. There are scenes of the good life in the area around La Belle. There are scenes of cattle herds, watermelon harvest, beekeeping, oil wells, the La Belle Chamber of Commerce and hunting with dogs.
493. LAKE JACKSON ca. 1970s
2:24; color; silent; V-85 AA344; S.1239
This is aerial film footage of Lake Jackson and the surrounding area north of Tallahassee, Florida. Produced by WFSU-TV.
494. LAKE JACKSON — DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS 1982
6:09; color; sound; V-203 BA315; S.1239
In this film, a Tallahassee storm water management representative comments on the impact construction and development in the Lake Jackson vicinity has had on the lake. He mentions the McGinnis Arm holding pond project and plans for lake rehabilitation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
495. LAKE JACKSON — STORM WATER 1982
11:01; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA314; S.1239
Tallahassee government representatives and environmental specialists discuss Lake Jackson and Leon County storm water management concerns. They explain the life cycle of lakes, nutrient loading, the McGinnis Arm holding pond, Lake Munson, Lake Lafayette and how storm water becomes a non-source specific pollutant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
496. LAKE JACKSON RESIDENTS 1970s
11:00; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA253; S.1239
This film features interviews with two residents of the Lake Jackson area of Tallahassee. The first resident expresses concern for the welfare of wildlife in the area. He complains that a local watershed is dumping silt into the water that makes it unsuitable for a fish or animal habitat. He closes his interview with cautionary comments, warning that lessons can be learned from similar situations with water bodies in southern Florida. Next, Dave "Red" Smith talks about his lifelong relationship with Lake Jackson. The segment ends with silent footage of boaters, developments and businesses in the Lake Jackson area. Produced by WFSU-TV.
497. LAKE WALES— CROWN JEWEL OF SCENIC FLORIDA 1960s
12:05; color; sound; V-207 BA323; S. 828
This is a film promoting the tourist attractions, business opportunities and "fun in the sun" lifestyle of Lake Wales. Viewers see tourist attractions such as Mountain Lake Sanctuary, The Great Masterpiece (a towering copy of da Vinci's "Last Supper"), Casa De Josephina, Spook Hill and the skiers at Cypress Gardens. The film shows recreational activities, including shuffleboard, fishing, boating, water skiing, exhibition games at the New York Yankees' spring training camp and the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce Ladies Charm School. Weber College, Lake Wales ' public schools and a thriving citrus industry represent business and education possibilities. The latter is given the spotlight with a tour of the Donald Duck citrus plant. Produced by the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce.
498. LEADING THE PARADE n.d.
13:00; color; sound; V-30 BA081; S. 828
This is footage of parades and majorettes in action. Individual majorettes describe the benefits of being a majorette, which include show business careers, scholarships and travel. A coach describes the qualities needed to be a good majorette. There is footage of techniques and trick moves. Former majorette Darlene Enlow says that one needs "energy, figure and complexion" in order to be a majorette. Many twirlers perform throughout the film. Thirty-six twirlers perform to the Orange Juice song and form the letters "O.J." at the end of the film.
499. LEGACY AMERICANA Late 1960s
28:00; color; sound; V-60 DA014; S. 828
Actor Richard Boone is the host and narrator of this film, telling the story of St. Augustine. Actors in costume portray Spanish soldiers and settlers. National Geographic Society paintings are used as illustrations. The film provides a comprehensive history of the town. Produced by Eastman Kodak.
500. GEORGE LEWIS' JAZZ FUNERAL n.d.
2:00; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
This film is footage of legendary New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis' jazz funeral. There are family members, reporters and fans present on a rainy funeral day in New Orleans. The Olympia and Eureka Jazz Bands are shown playing dirges at the cemetery before launching into an up-tempo number, complete with jubilant, second-line dancing.
501. LIGHTS CAMERA AND UNDERWATER ADVENTURE 1969
23:15; color; sound; V-152 CA264; S. 828
This film is a "Discovery 69" special produced by Jules Power Production. Program hosts Bill Owen and Virginia Gibson introduce Don Wren and his son Bobby. There are underwater scenes of the two handling and filming sharks, along with scenes of John Pennekamp State Park.
502. LEONIDAS LIPOVETSKY/ J.L. MORGAN FARM FAMILY 1977
33:25; color; silent and sound; V-211 EA049; S.1239
In this film, world-renowned classical concert pianist and Florida State University professor Leonidas Lipovetsky discusses composition, piano technique and creativity with a WFSU-TV reporter. He performs a few pieces of music on the piano and comments on the symbiotic relationships of the arts. Members of the J.L. Morgan family comment on farming and rural life on the family farm they operate near Tallahassee. Mr. Morgan discusses changes in agriculture and the evolution of farming implements. Mrs. Morgan is shown hand churning butter in a brief interview. There is commentary from the Morgan children as well. Produced by WFSU-TV.
503. LISA'S 4TH BIRTHDAY 1960s
2:45; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 7)
This is home movie footage of a young girl's fourth birthday party. Kids eat ice cream and cake. Two young boys with toy guns menace the girls and their mothers. This movie has a great nostalgic feel.
504. LITTLEST MERMAID n.d.
6:55; color; sound; V-53 BA057; S. 828
In this film, a little girl learns how to do mermaid tricks at Weeki Wachee.
505. GUY LOMBARDO'S RACING BOAT March 18, 1963
1:46; color; silent; V-115 AA184; S. 828
In this film, Guy Lombardo watches his hydroplane racing boat as it is placed in the water at Tierra Verde. He takes it for a spin.
506. LOOK TO THE SUN 1960s
12:20; color; sound; V-39 BA030; S. 828
This film shows fun and recreation in Florida's state parks. An Airstream trailer shows up in many camping scenes. Scenes include skiing, cycling, exploring, hiking, riding a tour train, walking through Florida Caverns, scuba at Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and beach fun. The film shows some surfing on long boards and people singing around a campfire. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials.
507. LUNA PLANTATION ca. 1940s
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/stroller apparatus; a picnic in the woods; people aboard a ship; playing tennis; boating; and an African-American man poling a boat.
508. TED MACK SHOW IN FLORIDA January 2, 1964
1:28; B&W; silent, V-234 AA530; S. 828
In this film, Al Fisher, a talent scout for the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, auditions the porpoises at Marineland. Fisher interviews the animals in their native environment—underwater. Splash, the musical porpoise, performs a special number for the cameras. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
509. ALFRED B. MACLAY GARDENS 1970s
2:22; color; silent; V-185 AA349; S.1239
This is silent footage of the environs at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee . There is color footage of different types of flowers, carpenter bees collecting pollen, the reflecting pools, nature paths and the gardens. Produced by WFSU-TV.
510. MADEIRA BEACH GAY NINETIES CELEBRATION 1960s
11:05; B&W; silent; V-79 BA109; S. 828
This film starts with a small boat sailing, then a parade including Emmett Kelly in costume as Weary Willie. This is a civic celebration with a Gay Nineties theme. There are scenes of two girls with balloons eating candy apples and cotton candy while enjoying midway rides and the parade.
511. THE MAGIC OF DISNEY WORLD n.d.
29:05; color; sound; V-61 DA002; S. 828
This film has many aerials and detail shots of the park, the customers, the amenities and the shows.
512. MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERS 1960s
4:57; color; sound; V-108 AA128; S. 828
In this film, two young couples arrive in a Mustang convertible at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. A group of college students stage a luau in the gardens wearing waistcloths and leis. One dances the hula and three of the girls frolic in the garden pool. Floral scenes are interspersed throughout.
513. MAGIC OF MANATEE Early 1970s
14:30; color; sound; V-58 CA170; S. 828
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, Palmetto and the island communities. They go for a plane ride, providing aerial views. Viewers see Sunshine Skyway (with the second span under construction), Ringling Art Museum, Gamble Mansion, Circus Hall of Fame, Lipizzaner Stallions, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training. The film also shows recreational activities including skiing and fishing. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
514. MAGNOLIA 1976
4:22; color; sound, V-244 AA474; S.1239
An unidentified historian comments on the defunct town of Magnolia, Florida . Sheriff Hamlin, a descendant of the original founders of the town, explains why they are celebrating the history of the bygone town as part of the nation's centennial festivities. Produced by WFSU-TV.
515. MAIN STREET FLORIDA July 1980
13:40; color; sound; V-60 BA085; S. 828
This film is all about Florida's Turnpike. It uses folk singing with banjo and a blues song with harmonica as background while showing people using turnpike facilities. Viewers see a "typical" American family and newlyweds visiting places along the way. Sites include Cape Canaveral, Disney World, Bok Tower and Cypress Gardens. Viewers see Burt Reynolds filming "Smokey and the Bandit II." Two girls headed for fun in Fort Lauderdale have car trouble, are spotted by the Florida Highway Patrol plane and receive assistance. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation .
516. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FISHING n.d.
1:44; B&W; silent; V-123 AA123; S. 828
In this film, baseball players participate in a fishing tournament staged at Cypress Gardens. Two Cypress Gardens skiers dressed as Red Sox fish from an amphibious car and two ball players get kissed by girls in bathing suits.
517. A MANSION WITH MEMORIES early 1960s
20:20; B&W; sound; V-94 CA037; S. 828
This film describes the history of the Gamble Mansion, which was built in 1842 in Manatee County. The film includes the escape of Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy. It shows the details of the construction and interiors.
518. MARCH 1957
2:47; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 10)
This film is home movie footage of spoonbill birds scavenging for food on the beach.
519. MARCH 11, 1957
2:40; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 9)
This is home movie footage of spoonbill birds in flight and on the beach. There are also a few shots of alligators.
520. MARINE INVITATIONAL August 18, 1976
16:15; color; V-123 CA109; S. 828
This film shows hydroplane racing near Miami using matched boats.
521. MARISA AND THE MERMAID; FLORIDA'S WAR ON WATER WEEDS
13:10; color; sound; V-60 CA131; S. 828
This film tells how the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is dealing with aquatic weeds. The film focuses on the water hyacinth, an introduced South American plant. It shows experiments at the University of Florida using Marisa Snails (with USDA) and use of manatees procured by Miami Seaquarium.
522 MASTODON! March 1977
3:46; color; silent; V-185 AA345; S.1239
This film shows a group of men assembling the Museum of Florida History's Mastodon exhibit. It includes several scenes that capture the reconstruction of the Mastodon skeleton. Produced by WFSU-TV.
523. McARTHUR ICE CREAM PLANT n.d.
4:30; B&W; sound; V-41 AA004; S.828
The McArthur Ice Cream Plant in Fort Lauderdale is shown in a step-by-step description of ice cream production. Sponsored by FDC.
524. MENU FOR AN ASTRONAUT n.d.
13:25; color; sound; V-29 CA014; S. 828
This film opens with a quick-cut sequence of a chef holding different kinds of food. The chef tells how new food processes were created to feed the astronauts. The film describes NASA diet requirements, showing some food preparation for astronauts in "space food kitchens." A Whirlpool facility is the location. Winter Haven is the site of orange juice processing, which results in freeze dried orange juice powder.
525. MERMAID WHO COULDN'T SWIM n.d.
9:40; color; sound; V-103 BA070; S. 828
This film tells the story of a girl applying to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. It shows behind-the-scenes situations. This particular girl supposedly cannot swim (except underwater). She learns to perform and reveals that she "can't swim," but it is okay and the film ends.
526. MIAMI BEACH: THE GREAT AMERICAN RESORT 1970s
13:30; color; sound; V-94 CA134; S. 828
This film shows the fun in the sun to be had on Miami Beach. An early sequence shows various workers preparing for a busy day, washing windows and preparing food. Then, the fun begins with a fast-cut sequence edited to music (guitar and drums). Later, viewers see flora and fauna in a wildlife sequence. The film also shows attractions and sports, all edited to the music. There are cultural and nightlife scenes. There is no narration, just good editing. Produced by Allmand-Newby Productions; sponsored by the Miami Beach Tourist Development Authority.
527. MIAMI BEACH STORY 1951
18:16; B&W; silent; V-247 CA038; S. 828
This film has aerial shots of Hotel Row, street scenes, houses and vegetation. The scenes of Miami Beach are contrasted with a couple of snow scenes from up north. Winston Churchill and HRH The Duke of Windsor arrive. The film shows horse and dog racing and a montage of neon signs. Viewers see schools, churches, boating, fishing, skiing (with kissing), springboard diving, including a great belly flop, and cavorting around the pool. The film also shows beauties on the beach, synchronized swimming and ice skating next to the hotel pool. Viewers see children playing and a parrot opening a can. The film ends with scenes of people dancing on a patio next to the beach. This is a silent copy of a sound film. Produced by Rainbow Pictures.
528. MIAMI HITS A MILLION February 8, 1962
26:27; B&W; sound; V-233 DA098; S. 828
This is kinescope footage of a television program celebrating Miami's arrival at the one million marker in population. The program covers the entire history of Miami and its adjacent area. It contains loads of still images, as well as moving film of African-American laborers clearing mangroves at Miami Beach and early Coral Gables footage. Produced by WTVJ News.
529. MIAMI PREVIEW n.d.
9:05; color; sound; V-51 BA059; S. 828
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Everglades and alligator wrestling.
530. MILLION ACRE PLAYGROUND 1960s
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828
This film tells about the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing (including Playboy Bunnies), camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. The film uses pedal steel guitars as background music.
531. THE MIRACLE OF FLOWERS 1950s
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The film shows the Flower Association functioning at its Bradenton headquarters and research lab. There are scenes of flowers in everyday life. The film tells viewers that, "Flowers on the dinner table help adults relax and little folks eat better." It also describes flowers as, "always helping, never hurting, always good, never evil." The film ends by stating that, "Flowers are a gift from God, an expression of his love for us." The film shows farm equipment, farm laborers, a DC-3 airplane and refrigerated flower trucks. Produced by John L. Douglas and Associates ( Bradenton ); sponsored by the Florida Flower Growers Association.
532. MIRACLE OF NATURE n.d.
13:50; color; silent; V-117 CA187; S. 828
This is a silent print of CA121, "Miracle of Nature." However, the color has been preserved completely and has almost no scratches.
533. THE MIRACLE STRIP Early 1960s
14:35; color; sound; V-94 CA159; S. 828
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. People fish everywhere, and the American Indians show up again in a historical perspective of hunting and trading. The film shows dining and dancing, motel accommodations and scenes at Eglin Air Force Base. Viewers see churches, residences and businesses. The film also shows the Gulfarium and a prehistoric temple mound. Produced by Spottswood Film Productions of Mobile; sponsored by Playground Chamber of Commerce.
534. MISS AMERICA AT CYPRESS GARDENS 1960s
4:38; B&W; sound; V-52 AA070; S. 828
Miss America, Vonda Van Dyke, cavorts on skis for the press at Cypress Gardens. Shots of the attraction's camera boat reveal how the ski scenes were shot. Miss America has a pop-up camper as a mobile changing room. She is seen posing on skis, driving an outboard, on a surfboard in a boat wake, swimming, sailing, with four other women on a water toboggan, with a ventriloquist's dummy and with Dick Pope Jr. and Sr.
535. MISS AMERICA HULA HOOPS February 13, 1959
0:42; B&W; silent; V-123 AA024; S. 828
Miss America sits in the midst of a group of belles dressed in plantation gowns as they hula hoop at Cypress Gardens. A young child hula hoops also. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.
536. MISS DIXIE '63; DAYTONA FROLICS August 6, 1963
2:40; B&W; silent; V-122 AA016; S. 828
This film is footage from the 1963 Miss Dixie contest in Daytona Beach.
537. MISSING PERSON 1960s
13:30; color; sound; V-61 CA172; S. 828
This film shows the good life in Pompano Beach. It includes hotels, beaches, boating, residences, schools, churches, banks, sports (including polo), Washington Senators spring training, businesses and the airport. There are also scenes of airboats, restaurants and nightlife with floor shows. Produced by Don Parisher.
538. MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDA August 29, 1962
2:45;B&W; silent, V-234 AA494; S.828
Miss America contestants pay a surprise visit to Sarasota, Florida, where they tour the Ringling Museum and pose with exotic birds at Jungle Gardens . Miss Florida presents contestants Ann Verner, Miss District of Columbia; Evelyn Ellis, Miss South Carolina; Beverly Smith, Miss Maryland; Georgia Malick, Miss New Jersey; Katherine Cross, Miss Georgia; and Paula Heims, Miss New York with certificates making them honorary Florida citizens. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
539. MISS ICELAND IN FLORIDA September 5, 1962
2:50; B&W; silent; V-234 AA501; S.828
Miss Iceland zips around Tallahassee in a convertible before picking up some golfing tips from a FSU golf instructor. At the end of the film, she mounts a small winners platform made from blocks of ice. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
540. MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1963
2:28; B&W; silent, V- 234 AA508, S. 828
This is footage of the 1963 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami. It includes swimsuit competition shots, Miss Little Universe 1963 and the crowning of Miss Brazil as Miss Universe. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
541. MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965 July 1965
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe " Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Jack Linkletter Jr. and Pat Boone handle onstage chores. Miss Thailand wins.
542. MISS USA 1965
14:42; color; sound; V-122 CA115; S. 828
Miss Ohio, Sue Anne Downey, wins this contest. Movie stars judging or hanging around include Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad, Gloria DeHaven, George Lindsey (Goober), Lloyd Bridges and Pat Boone. This film has good examples of clothing and hairstyles of the day.
543. MONTICELLO SCENES n.d.
8:00; color; silent; V-50 BA143
This film has various scenes near and in Monticello, including dirt roads, farm fields, an old millstone, an old house, a driving shot going around the Jefferson County Courthouse, various buildings in town, a cemetery, close-ups of furniture and another drive around the courthouse.
544. MOVING AHEAD May 11, 1978
18:22; color; optical; V-207 CA281
This film briefly summarizes the changes to the Florida Department of Transportation following the Florida constitutional reorganization. It offers a detailed study of how the department accesses transportation needs, plans and designs new roadways, conducts environmental and civic impact studies, and constructs transportation corridors. The film touches on the distribution of tax revenue for transportation and rapid transit developments in the state. Produced by the Florida Department of Transportation and Barton Film Company.
545. THE MOVING CHALLENGE 1970s
15:15; color; sound; V-206 CA283; S. 828
This film emphasizes the Florida Department of Transportation's role in shaping Florida's future. It details the department's responsibilities, especially the integration of the entire transportation matrix: air, rail, ship and auto. Futuristic transportation devices such as a fan-propelled high speed train prototype, the Sikorsky "turbo train," commuter jet boats and inner city helicopter connections are introduced as exciting possibilities in years to come. The film ends with a speech from US Transportation Secretary John Volpe. Produced by Goodway Films.
546. MULLET COUNTRY 1970s
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; S. 828
This film uses a folk song as musical introduction and then shows mullet fisherman setting nets at night. It shows scenes around Florida and a sequence of Seminoles in the Everglades. The script says, "The mullet has a long and distinguished history." Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach, processing and canning, point-of purchase and serving at home. Some young people have a cookout with mullet and we see it served at a cocktail party in a restaurant.
547. MURAT HOUSE September 20,1972
4:45; color; sound; V-128 AA268; S.1239
This film gives the history of the Murat family, along with footage of the Murat house at the Junior Museum and the graves in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
548. MUSEUM A CIRCUS BUILT 1950s
10:00; color; sound; V-94 BA005; S. 828
This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mabel Ringling. It shows many paintings and sculptures, as well as the restoration studio. Painting conservation is shown being done in full sunshine. See AA074, "Museum... Excerpt". Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission.
549. MUSICAL MOMENTS AT MIAMI'S SEAQUARIUM 1970s
7:47; color; sound; V-223 BA434; S. 828
In this film, a synthesized musical soundtrack accompanies footage of the dolphin, whale and seal shows at the Miami Seaquarium theme park.
550. RALPH NADER October 9, 1978
1:50; color; sound, V-241 AA469; S.1239
Activist Ralph Nader lectures at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond auditorium on poverty, unemployment and the influence of corporate interests on the governmental process in Washington, DC Produced by WFSU-TV.
551. RALPH NADER IN TALLAHASSEE 1970s
24:32; color; sound, V-241 DA143; S.1239
Ralph Nader is seen arriving at the Tallahassee Airport, where he answers a few questions for reporters. There is extensive footage of Ralph Nader speaking at Rudy Diamond Auditorium on the Florida State University campus on the subject of student and social activism and the importance of being an informed citizen. There are several edit points in the body of his speech, but the footage is still very good. Some portions have poor contrast. Produced by WFSU-TV.
552. NAPLES GOES BUGGY 1964
14:30; B&W; sound; V-76 CA031; S.828
This film starts with a family frolicking in the surf at Naples Beach, then shows the Swamp Buggy Queen and her court. It then shifts to Caribbean Gardens, which features trained birds such as a duck that paddles a boat and plays a piano. Festivities start with a rifle shooting contest and parade including bands, beauty queens and a person dressed entirely in Spanish moss. The swamp buggy race gets underway on a course that is completely underwater. Women in a "powder puff" race wear shower caps. The men race and the winner dunks the Swamp Buggy Queen and takes her for a ride. The film ends with beach shots. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by FDC.
553. NAPLES-GUARDIAN OF THE EVERGLADES n.d.
14:08; color; sound; V-62 CA145; S. 828
The introduction of this film shows good wildlife scenes in the Everglades and a Seminole poling a canoe. It shows Naples as an environmentally conscious town. Viewers see an attraction called Jungle Larry's African Safari and the Caribbean Gardens. The film also shows the Rookery Bay Wildlife Sanctuary . The script says that developers are preserving the natural environment. The Outboard Marine Corp. also works to protect the area. The film shows fishing, boating, schools and churches.
554. NATIONAL DOG DERBY 1960s
1:36; B&W; silent, V-234 AA446; S.828
This film features fun footage of kids and their dogs participating in races at the National Dog Derby at Miami's Orange Bowl Stadium. Miss Florida gives the winning dog a trophy and a few affectionate pats on the head. The film closes with a photo shoot of a model and a dog on the beach. The model holds up a Miami Summer Fiesta banner. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
555. NATIONAL GUARD TRAINING FILM 1938-39
27:00; B&W; silent; V-138 S. 1239
This film has scenes from the Company D 106th Engineers during National Guard summer camp. The film shows camp life and maneuvers in both Mississippi (1938) and Camp Foster in Florida (1939).
556. NATIONAL GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE 1963
26:10; B&W; sound; V-62 DA032; S. 828
This film shows scenes from the 1963 National Governor's Conference, held July 21-24 at the Hotel Deauville in Miami Beach, Florida. The film begins with scenes of a pressroom with reporters hard at work. It then shifts to shots of George Wallace, Alabama; Farris Bryant, Florida; and Nelson Rockefeller, New York, interspersed with shots of the entire meeting table, reporters, photographers, cameramen and Florida Highway Patrol officers directing traffic. There is no sound up to this point. Next, the film shows a press conference with California Governor Pat Brown. This section has poor sound. In the next segment, George Wallace mentions “so-called civil rights” in a press conference. Nelson Rockefeller speaks next, followed by several shots of a televised conference, a dinner with everyone wearing Panama hats, and a dinner with Governor and Mrs. Bryant. During this segment, Governor Bryant shows Miss Universe, Iêda Maria Vargas of Brazil, a model of the Florida Pavilion to be built at the World's Fair and gives her a set of water skis. The film ends with shots of a nighttime gala where Vice President Lyndon Johnson enjoys some dancing. See DA033.
557. NATURE'S OWN ATTRACTION — HOMOSASSA n.d.
12:48; color; sound; V-116 BA058; S. 828
This film shows a jungle cruise and nature trails featuring gators, sea lions and an underwater viewing room. The viewing room puts the visitors at eye level with thousands of fish. In the gator lagoon, the gators leap up at bits of fish hanging from a string. There is an orchid green house.
558. A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING Late 1950s
11:45; color; sound; V-76 BA043; S. 828
This film shows the community of Pompano Beach, including the fun, entertainment and activities that are available in the area. Viewers see homes "that range in price from $8,000." Flowering plants, backyard pools and canals with water skiers are typical. Viewers see banks, businesses and lots of cars. The film shows produce, industry, hotels, motels and Ted Mack strolling the beach. Viewers see Hillsborough Lighthouse, the beaches, golf courses, harness and thoroughbred races, Dania Jai-Alai Fronton and Storyland Amusement Park. Churches, schools and hospitals are shown next. The film also shows a train depot, Broward County Airport, cruise ships at Port Everglades, the Yacht Club, deep-sea fishing and nightlife. The area is described as "a veritable utopia." Produced by Don Parisher.
559. THE NEW CYPRESS GARDENS January 13, 1980
8:40; color; sound; V-71 BA147; S. 828
This film shows all the features of Cypress Gardens. The film has a slight reddish-brown tint in some places.
560. A NEW DAY DAWNING FOR THE TOMATO INDUSTRY1970s.
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828
This film starts with a silent film sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers see the living area provided for the workers. There is footage of workers packaging tomatoes, including cleaning, grading, sizing and boxing. Ethylene gas is supplied to ripen tomatoes before shipping. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by Naples Tomato Growers Inc.
561. NORTH MIAMI BEACH: GATEWAY TO INTERAMA Late 1960s
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828
Gov. Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. Horse racing at Gulfstream Park, community swimming pools, marinas and beaches are seen. There are scenes of the Orange Bowl, Miss USA contest, Miss Universe contest, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Produced by Don Parisher; sponsored by North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
562. NOW 1970s
13:35; color; sound; V-69 BA125; S. 828
This film shows the Ocala-Marion County area with scenes of horse breeding farms, citrus groves and city buildings in Ocala. Viewers see Silver Springs; other tourist attractions; residences; and manufacturing of saw blades, mobile homes, and garments. There are school scenes, including cosmetology school and nursing school. The film ends with horse farm scenes. Sponsored by the Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
563. NOW HEAR THIS n.d.
14:08; color; sound; V-69 CA033; S. 828
Jimmy Powers, former sports editor, Navy Commander and college professor, narrates this film. Students of the Sanford Naval Academy row, march and study as the school's philosophy and techniques are described. The wide variety of sports offered covers a major portion of the film. Viewers see local amenities and a graduation ceremony at the end of this sales or recruiting film.
564. NUMBER ONE AT THE FAIR July 30, 1965
14:35; color; sound; V-76 CA071; S.828
This is an excellent print of the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Gov. Haydon Burns, Dick Pope (founder of Cypress Gardens ), and Charles Campbell (Chairman of FDC) are there for the festivities, which include a ski show. Produced by FDC.
565. OBRIG LABORATORIES; FL. INDUSTRIES ON PARADE 1960s
4:45; B&W; sound; V-46 AA053; S. 828
This film shows the making of plastic contact lenses from start to finish. Many of the workers shown are in wheelchairs. It shows a contact lens made for a horse and one made for a rat.
566 ODD OCCUPATIONS n.d.
6:50; color; sound; V-116 BA011; S. 828
William Crowell has been a boat guide at Silver Springs for 35 of his 62 years. Max Hooten hand clips eel grass. Jack McCretchen and Mike Mouse scrub the windows under glass-bottom boats while scuba diving. John Hamlin, "animal psychologist," simply feeds the animals at Weeki Wachee and Marylin Nagel choreographs and trains the mermaids. This film is incomplete.
567. OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP 1950s
13:40; color; silent; V-114 BA202; S. 828
This film has scenes of a fish camp called Okee-Simmee, located on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Viewers see many small outboard boats, two sea planes, Boy Scouts, skeet shooting and aerials of the Everglades.
568. THOMAS O'MALLEY — "I WON'T QUIT" May 1975
8:15; color; sound, V-236 BA358; S.1239
In a press conference, former Florida Treasurer Thomas O'Malley tells members of the press that he will not resign, despite charges of misconduct. He remarks that he is entitled to due process before the law and that he will not be convicted by rumors. Treasurer O'Malley and other ranking members of Gov. Askew's Cabinet were forced to resign on charges of misconduct a short time after this segment was produced. Produced by WFSU-TV.
569. THE ONE HUNDRED MILE RIDE n.d.
13:27; B&W; sound; V-68 CA011; S. 828
In this film, riders meet in Umatilla to prepare for the ride. Horses and riders are examined by vets and judges at the Sewell Ranch. Mrs. Lucille Kenyan, Florida's "Riding Grandma" and two-time champion, participates. The four-day event is judged on horse care, appearance of horse and rider, stalls, equipment and time on the trail. Judging stops are made all along the course. Many breeds of horses participate. Trophies are given to the winners at the end of the event.
570. ONE HUNDRED MILLION ORANGES 1950s
28:00; color; sound, V-245 DA086; S. 828
This film tells a highly romanticized story of oranges and the citrus industry in Florida. Citrus cultivation and production at Dr. Phillips' Citrus Company is covered on every level, from seedling grafting to packing and canning. The film has a great 1950s era feel. There are portions that are missing frames and there is some audio deterioration, but the overall quality is quite good. Produced by Dr. Phillips Citrus Company.
571. OPENING EXERCISES: 1965 SENATE 1965
40:25; color; sound; V-220 EA036; S.828
The Florida Senate chamber is resplendent with flora for the opening ceremonies of the 1965 Florida Senate session. Gov. Haydon Burns and his wife join the senators and their families as Sen. James Conner is elected new Senate President. Before retiring from his post, standing Senate President Callaway jovially presents his successor with an oversized gavel to utilize in times that may require it. President Conner makes a lengthy speech. Next, Edwin Frazier and Leroy Atkinson are elected Senate Secretary and Sergeant at Arms respectively. Produced by Barton Films and the Florida Development Commission.
572. OPPORTUNITY ACRES 1960s
14:13; color; sound; V-68 CA157; S.828
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces this film on forestry and forest products. Several tree farmers testify to the benefits of their business by responding to questions from the narrator. There are scenes of the wood industry, including planting, processing and tapping pine sap. The script encourages everyone to grow trees and make big money. Viewers see a farmer preparing land, planting seedlings with a mechanical planter, performing maintenance and harvesting as his wife and kids look on. The whole family buys a new station wagon with the profits. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.; sponsored by FDC.
573. ORANGE BOWL REGATTA, PARADE '54 1954
4:42; color; silent; V-116 AA157; S. 828
This film is footage of the hydroplane race during the 1954 Orange Bowl Regatta. There is also footage of the field and game. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
574. THE ORANGE: FRUIT OF LIFE n.d.
13:00; color; sound; V-64 BA104; S. 828
This film chronicles the history of oranges, beginning with animation showing that, "Once upon a time... a miracle occurred and the first orange was born." Then, actors in Spanish costume eat oranges in the oldest-budded orange grove in America near St. Augustine. "Indians" jog through the trees carrying oranges and dance. Next, authentic Seminoles eat oranges, followed by more shots of the "Indians." Then, viewers see African-Americans loading barrels of oranges on a floating dock. A great train sequence follows, showing Florida East Coast Railroad Engine No. 153, as a load of oranges is picked up from a horse-drawn wagon. The rest of the film is processing and packaging. Produced by Robert Leahy Studios; sponsored by Minute Maid.
575. ORGANIZED CRIME 1977
8:00; color; sound, V-244 S. 1354 Film B
This film is composed of 10 television public service announcements on organized crime, gambling, fencing, drug addiction and petty crime. Two spots feature a message from Gov. Reubin Askew. There are long and short versions on each subject. Produced by the Florida Organized Crime Control Board.
576. ORGONE 1975
8:22; color; sound; V-186 BA230; S.1239
This film shows a group of six Florida State University graduate students of Dance clad in blue leotards painted with yellow stripes and brown boomerangs. They undulate to a doom-laden outer space musical theme. Orgone was choreographed by Vici Belasez and performed in 1975. Produced by WFSU-TV.
577. ORLANDO PRODUCTS SHOW 1960s?
4:12; B&W; silent; V-116 AA207; S. 828
This film features scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the Orlando Products Show.
578. RAY OSBORNE'S APPOINTMENT AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 1967
color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
This short clip is of a news conference during which Ray Osborne accepts Gov. Claude Kirk's appointment as lieutenant governor. Reporters ask questions regarding the significance of this appointment.
579. LT. GOV. RAY OSBORNE OATH OF OFFICE January 7, 1969
10:14; B&W; sound; V-221 BA382; S.1239
This film shows the oath of office ceremony for Lt. Gov. Ray C. Osborne in the Florida Senate. Lt. Gov. Osborne was the first official appointed to the position of lieutenant governor following the restoration of the office in the revision of the state constitution in 1968. Lt. Gov. Osborne makes a speech, followed by comments by Gov. Claude Kirk. There are many in-camera edits. Produced by WFSU-TV.
580. THE OTHER FLORIDA 1960s
13:45; color; sound; V-116 CA003; S. 828
In this film, viewers see Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, including residences, fishing, surfing, golfing and orange groves. The film also shows the county fair, a beard-growing contest, the local library, schools, churches, museums, the art gallery, recreation areas, a Catholic folk mass, St. Lucie Museum , sailfish and fresh water fish. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group.
581. OUR NATION'S FUTURE August 15, 1961
59:23; B&W; sound; V-197 EA026; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers and Max Freedman of the Manchester Guardian appear on "Our Nation's Future," a debate program filmed before a live audience. Their topic of discussion is, "What Can Be Done About Cuba?" Sen. Smathers contests that the spread of communism must be stopped, even by the use of force if necessary. Mr. Freedman argues that, with proper handling, freedom can be returned in Cuba through negotiation and diplomacy.
582. OUT OF A WILDERNESS April 21, 1967
13:17; color; sound, V-240 CA291
This film follows the Florida Power and Light Company's conversion of Turkey Point from "a barren wasteland of mangroves and mud" into a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and recreation center complete with a power plant and two nuclear reactors. It shows the construction of the power plant, its reactor, the Boy and Girls Scout camps using wood displaced by Hurricane Betsy, Boy and Girl Scouts enjoying the park, and footage of US Air Force Water Survival training exercises. Produced by the Florida Department of Natural Resources.
583. OUTBOARD OUTING 1950s
12:25; color; silent; V-64 BA045; S. 828
Nelson Marine Mart, Johnson Motors and Century Boats sponsored this film of the Jacksonville Boating Club's annual cruise from Eureka to Leesburg. One hundred sixteen cold-molded plywood boats go through locks at Moss Bluff and stop to picnic. The commodore of the club gets the key to Leesburg from the mayor at the end of the cruise. The film is made in home movie style with title cards and a painted main title on wood. Photography and editing by R.G. Teese.
584. PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL n.d.
10:30; color; sound; V-113 BA114; S. 828
This film starts with a procession and church ceremony dedicated to the art s. Ballet rehearsals are shown, followed by the young dancers cavorting outside on the lawn. Finally, two dancers perform onstage at the Palm Beach Playhouse. Produced by FDC.
585. PANAMA CITY ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG October 1, 1977
11:05; color; sound, V-243 BA364; S.1239
Archeologist Judy Bense discusses a dig site in Panama City, Florida with a group of student volunteers. She remarks on the original dwellers of the site, artifacts that have been discovered and remnants of structures. Produced by WFSU-TV.
586. A PARADISE OF SPORT n.d.
11:23; B&W; sound; V-55 BA111; S. 828
This film begins with duck and quail hunting on the St. Lucie River. Then it shows shell collecting on the beach, snook and tarpon catches in shallows, and tarpon fishing offshore. Schools of mullet and some large tarpon leap from the water as shark fins slice the water. Then the film shows fishing for sailfish in deeper waters. Produced by E.W. Dutton; sponsored by the Stuart Chamber of Commerce.
587. PARENT OPTION/BAILEY-ERVIN PLAN early 1960s
12:10; B&W; sound; V-151 S. 828
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Ervin and Bailey express the belief that white parents should be given an option that allows them to send their children to private schools, using state subsidies, rather than sending them to integrated public schools. Segregation;
588. THE PARK THAT WENT TO SEA n.d.
14:22; color; sound; V-38 CA105; S. 828
This film shows visitors all that is available at Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. There are many good underwater sequences of divers and fish. Viewers also see the statue "Christ of the Deep," which stands in 28 feet of water on a reef. Produced by Goodway Films of Fort Lauderdale; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials.
589. PATHWAYS FOR TOMORROW 1967
5:40; color; sound; V-54 AA088; S. 828
This film tells about Ross Allen and the annual camporee that he and Silver Springs sponsor for the Boy Scouts. There are scenes of scouts in various activities, including a tortoise race with two scouts seated atop Galapagos Tortoises. They swim in Silver Springs and go on glass-bottom boat rides, then visit the Deer Ranch, cook meals and sing around a bonfire. Produced by Silver Springs; sponsored by the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
590. PENSACOLA PANORAMA 1960s
13:05; color; sound; V-71 CA113; S. 828
This film attempts to show what life is like in Pensacola. It shows the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, home of Miss Baker, the United States' first live space traveler. Viewers also see the Naval Aviation Museum, the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, cultural activities, homes, schools and motels. There are scenes of Fiesta of Five Flags, corporate buildings, medical care and beaches.
591. PENSACOLA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT March 1962
1:30; B&W; silent, V-234 AA533; S. 828
This film is footage of the 1962 Pensacola Open. Arnold Palmer receives a check for his victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
592. PERRY COMO SALUTE TO FLORIDA 1950s
12:15; B&W; sound; V-14 BA017; S. 828
Perry and his singers and dancers tell us about Florida. The film is interspersed with stock footage of various Florida sites and facts about the state. Frank Gorshin appears in a comedy skit.
593. PHOSPHORUS: FLORIDA'S VITAL KEY TO A BETTER FUTURE FOR MAN
10:20; color; sound; V-64 BA049; S. 828
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined and how it is processed. The film uses good photography techniques. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as well. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by the Florida Phosphate Council.
594. PINE TREE FESTIVAL October 19, 1963
5:00; B&W; sound; V-49 AA047; S. 828
This civic celebration in Perry was attended by Sen. Spessard Holland and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor. The children hunt for pennies in a sawdust pile and try to walk a tightrope. Women participate in a log-sawing contest. Then, the men have their turn. Sponsored by FDC.
595. PINKY AND PERKY 1960s
13:10; B&W; sound; V-113 BA190; S. 828
Pinky and Perky, of British television fame, visit Caribbean Gardens near Naples, FL in "Pinky and Perky's American Tour." The pigs, which are marionettes, have their own car and enjoy the flowers and birds that grace the park.
596. THE PINK PORPOISE 1967
26:05; color; sound; V-114 DA006; S. 828
This film chronicles an expedition to Peru to capture animals for Marineland. It shows the method of capture, transport to the United States and arrival in the new home. It features interesting animals.
597. PLEASANT PORT EVERGLADES 1960s
14:10; color; sound; V-49 CA107; S. 828
This film tells all about Port Everglades. It shows the types of shipping, dock facilities, warehouse and storage areas available at the port. Ships included are cruise liners, US Navy ships, a three-masted tall ship and the first commercial nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah ). Viewers also see an emergency "scramble" to put out a trash fire and demonstrate their efficiency. Produced by Fletcher Smith Studios of Fort Lauderdale; sponsored by the Port Authority.
598. POLE VAULTER August 25, 1963
1:28; B&W; silent; V-233 AA419; S. 828
This is footage of a pole vault event in Miami. The pole is set and measured. The pole vaulter successfully vaults the mark and spectators congratulate him. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
599. POLLUTION 1970
7:00; B&W; silent; V-188 BA260; S.1239
Swimmers frolic in the water at Wakulla Springs outside of Tallahassee. Alligators, birds and other wildlife from the springs also make an appearance. The camera follows a car on a narrow road, then slowly pans to a ditch filled with litter. Gentle waves roll over the sand at an anonymous beach location before the camera pulls back to reveal heaps of rusted beer cans and broken bottles piled in the dunes. Several young men gather the trash, filling over a dozen grocery bags with rubbish. Next, sewer runoff fills a calm water body with sludge. Then, factory smokestacks cough enormous black plumes of soot. The segment ends with a few shots of flowers and the reflecting pool at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens. Produced by WFSU-TV.
600. POMPANO BEACH RACEWAY 1960s
1:50; B&W; silent; V-124 AA217; S. 828
This film shows harness racing at Pompano Park.
601. PORPOISE 1960
2:30; color; silent; V-204 P99-10 (Reel 12)
In this film, a Florida Conservation Officer tries to coax a dolphin into eating a fish from his hand. Next, two men look over maps and consult a book titled "The Ecology of Boca Ciega Bay: With Special Reference to Dredging and Filling Operations."
602. PORT EVERGLADES Late 1950s
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.
603. PRESIDENT CARTER IN TALLAHASSEE October 9, 1980
29:27; color; silent and sound; V-210 DA082; S.1239
This is a poorly edited film of President Jimmy Carter speaking to a gathering of Florida Democrats at the North Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahassee. Gov. Bob Graham, Reubin Askew, Sen. Claude Pepper and other Florida politicians are also present. The President's speech has several portions removed from it. The film contains additional footage of function attendees and performers prior to the President's arrival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
604. PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER March 6, 1964
29:00; B&W; sound; V-69 DA035; S. 828
This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's role in preserving American goals. He states his pledge to protect "the full constitutional rights of every American." He says that the federal deficit has been cut by 50 percent and taxes cut by $11.5 billion due to Sen. Smathers' efforts. He declares a "war on poverty." He says that the United States has the military might for defense of liberty. He mentions the start of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and the bombing of the Florida East Coast Railway that same day, saying that the FBI is on the case to find the culprits behind the bombing.
KENNEDY AT DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER 1962
29:00; B&W; sound; V-71 DA034; S. 828
This film was shot in Miami. Sen. Spessard Holland, Gov. Bryant, Sen. George Smathers, Rep. Dante Fascell and President Kennedy share the dais at this fundraiser for the National Democratic party. Gov. Bryant welcomes the president and describes the greatness of Democratic presidents who helped Florida. He also describes the qualities that make Florida great. Sen. Holland speaks very briefly, then Sen. Smathers thanks everyone. Next, President Kennedy speaks. He says that Smathers is his "most valuable counselor," then lists funny examples of wrong advice given to him by Smathers. He then talks about how Smathers raised the alarm about Latin American policy, says that space work is the way of the future for the United States and Florida , and salutes the state of Florida. Bryant presents a floral arrangement to Kennedy. Produced by FDC.
606. PRESIDENT KENNEDY/FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1963
33:00; B&W; sound; V-162 S. 828
This film, made only a few days before his assassination, is of President Kennedy speaking to members of the Florida Chamber of Commerce in Tampa. The President enters the building with US Senators George Smathers and Sam Gibbons and Gov. Farris Bryant. He is introduced by the governor. President Kennedy addresses such topics as education, taxes, federal versus state controls, Cuba, Fidel Castro and segregation.
607. PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON THE FOREIGN BURDEN March 11, 1963
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
President Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Rep. Dante Fascell. Then, Sen. Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocular remarks about the poor quality of Senator Smathers' political advice. Afterward, he quickly focuses on the Space Program and the positive impact it will have on Florida's educational institutions, technological industries and economy. He mentions the Alliance for Progress program and commends Sen. Smathers for his intuitive concern for Latin America in the 1950s. The majority of Kennedy's speech is dedicated to America's role as guardian of freedom and democracy. The film ends with several silent clips of fundraiser attendees and the guests of honor.
608. PRESIDENT NIXON AT TALLAHASSEE AIRPORT October 28, 1970
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; V-188 BA261; S.1239
This film begins with footage of spectators awaiting President Nixon's arrival at the Tallahassee airport. Secret Service officers inspect the stage, podium and surrounding area. Air Force One lands and President Nixon, Gov. Kirk and Congressman William Cramer appear. President Nixon praises Judge Harold Carswell of Tallahassee for his courage and determination following the Senate's rejection of his appointment to the US Supreme Court. The President gives a brief speech on school integration, stressing the importance of equality in educational opportunities. After his speech, Nixon shakes hands with supporters, then boards Air Force One, where he pauses to raise joined hands with Gov. Kirk and Congressman William Cramer. The film is silent except during the President's speech. Produced by WFSU-TV.
609. PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT'S INAUGURATION 1941
10:00; B&W; silent; V-145 S. 828
This film starts with a military parade in Washington DC, followed by footage of Gov. Holland, Sen. Claude Pepper and Sen. Charles Andrews at Union Station. This is followed by what appears to be President Roosevelt's third Inauguration in front of the Capitol. There are no close-up scenes involving President Roosevelt. Gov. Holland speaks at a cookout in Broward County at the end of the film.
610. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNING 1972
25:05; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
This is a compilation of film clips involving presidential candidates. The Republicans shown in the film are Richard Nixon, Paul McClowsky and John Ashbrook. The Democrats shown are Shirley Chisolm, Bruce Harkey, Hubert Humphrey, Henry Jackson, Edward Kennedy, John Lindsay, Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Wilbur Mills, Edmond Muskie, George Wallace and Sam Yorty. Some of the clips are silent. Shirley Chisolm talks about being an African-American female presidential candidate. She declares herself as the only "unbought and unbossed" candidate in the race.
611. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES 1952 and 1956
5:50; color; silent; V-178 H-32
This home movie shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a speech at the Tampa Stadium in 1952. He is seen shaking hands and riding in a convertible. The film continues with Adlai Stevenson in downtown Tampa, shaking hands and later talking to George Smathers. The 1956 segment shows Estes Kefauver. He and Stevenson meet and shake hands.
612. PREVENT HOG CHOLERA 1950s
12:36; B&W; sound; V-193 BA292; S. 828
Dr. T.J. Koernyer of the University of Florida's Animal Husbandry Department reports on cholera outbreaks in the Florida swine industry, including the disease's history, cause, transmittal and its impact on the swine industry. He cites low vaccination rates as the cause. Dr. Koernyer also addresses recent developments in vaccine production. A scientist is shown vaccinating pigs with serum developed from infected rabbit tissue. The film closes with advice for the prevention of the disease. Produced by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations and the University of Florida Agricultural Extension Service.
613. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1 1966
38:45; B&W; sound; V-31 EA002; S. 828
Gov. Burns is seen campaigning. He comes and goes in a helicopter. Then, there is a cookout in his honor with lots of people wearing paper hats that say "Burns." A rock band is playing. Burns arrives and makes a speech. At one point, he poses with an American Indian and wears a Seminole hat. Sound begins and he denounces "the radical extremism of Bobby Kennedy and Bobby High." He identifies the film's location as Dade County. High campaigns next. His speech is at an airport and is frequently interrupted by airplanes. We see the High campaign headquarters on election night and High makes his acceptance speech. Next is an interview with High alone. He campaigns on the street from the back of a truck and boards a private jet. Produced by WTVJ -Miami.
614. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 2 May 3, 1966
37:45; B&W; sound; V-31 and 32 EA003; S. 828
This film has scenes of the High headquarters on election night, including workers on phones and tabulating votes on a board. The same kind of scenes are shown at the headquarters of state legislator Scott Kelly. High answers questions from reporters, then Kelly does the same. High speaks again on the morning after the election. High and Kelly are seen with their wives at the High residence as Kelly voices his support for High. The film ends scenes of men in business suits sweeping the street. Produced by WTVJ -Miami.
615. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 3 May 7-16, 1966
35:00; B&W; sound; V-32 EA004; S. 828
The location for this film is Kelly campaign headquarters. Sen. Kelly throws his support to Robert King High. High makes a speech of gratitude to Kelly. Another man speaks supporting High, followed by various crowd shots and lots of hand shaking. Next, High makes statements regarding an investigation he wants conducted on illegal government spending. Kelly endorses High for governor and speaks about labor and race issues. Then, Tom Adams defends himself concerning his break from Burns' policies. Produced by WTVJ -Miami.
616. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 4 May 1966
33:58; B&W; sound; V-32 and 33 EA005; S. 828
In this film, Newell C. Taylor denies charges (apparently made by Gov. Burns) of being "a gambler, a gangster, or whatever... and enriching High's campaign to the tune of $100,000." He states that he will start legal action against Gov. Burns. This is followed by another press conference (some reticulation from bad processing) where the same man offers to resign from the board of Variety Children's Hospital. The president of the hospital states that the hospital is impartial in the campaign. Next are scenes from the Dade County Bar Association lunch. A speaker turns down an offer for Gov. Burns' representative to speak. Then, High gives a speech. Some of this portion is overexposed. Next are cover shots of the breakfast, including the cameraman for the above-referenced footage. The action then moves to the campaign headquarters, where Sen. Kelly and High speak to the crowd. Both are seen in a motorcade, followed by more hand shaking and speeches. Produced by WTVJ-Miami.
617. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 5 1966
34:50; B&W; sound; V-33 and 34 EA006; S. 828
This film shows a press conference with Sen. Kelly and High discussing endorsement by US Rep. Adam Clayton Powell. Sen. Kelly states that High asked Martin Luther King not to come to Florida. Harry Arrington, accused of setting up Powell, denies involvement. Then, High gives an interview from the front seat of a convertible and waves from the car to people on the street. The interview in the car continues. It is followed by sidewalk scenes, speeches in a building and shopping center parking lot, a motorcade and more speeches with Sen. Kelly. High and Kelly board a DC-3. The film then shows another rally where Kelly gives a speech standing on a chair. High does the same. There is more campaigning from motorcades, helicopter flights and a rally in a stadium. Produced by WTVJ -Miami.
618. PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 6 1966
31:00; B&W; sound; V-34 EA007; S. 828
This film begins with scenes of Mayor Robert King High of Miami leaving his residence, with his wife at the polls, campaigning using a helicopter, and meeting school children and people on the street. Viewers see shots of the campaign assistant cameraman with High in various scenes. Polling places with workers are shown. Viewers see High preparing for a speech in a television studio. Then, there are scenes in an office building and on the phone at campaign headquarters. High is shown in a motorcade driving through Miami , shaking many hands. High has ice cream at a snack bar, takes a nap and makes a television speech. Then, the candidate for Attorney General speaks. Broward Williams, candidate for treasurer, speaks. Next, Mr. Mayo gives a speech (three takes).
619 PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 7
1966 37:40; B&W; sound; V-105 EA008; S. 828
Gov. Burns knocks his opponent High at a press conference, then introduces a new supporter. Next is Burns' "first speech of the second primary." This is followed by shots of politicians around big tables. Gov. and Mrs. Burns leave. Then the film shows a press conference concerning a labor dispute with two labor leaders in Dade County. Then, Burns displays a newspaper article that he claims is evidence that High is race-baiting. Next is a speech at the Governor's Club. There are more rallies and shots of Burns arriving by helicopter in a shopping center parking lot. Then, Burns is seen in a motorcade in Plantation City. There is another helicopter arrival at a shopping center with hand shaking all around. There is reticulation three or four minutes into film. Produced by WTVJ-Miami.
620. PRIMEVAL PARADISE 1951
10:00; color; sound; V-40 BA061; WV-11
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.
621. PRIMEVAL PARADISE 1951 10:55; color; sound; V-158 WV-11
Same as film #620.
622 PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL 1960s
12:55; color; sound; V-84 BA129; S. 828
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display at the Prince of Peace Memorial at Silver Springs. It shows Cunningham at work, providing descriptions of each scene. Then, viewers see Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and swimming. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
623 PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL n.d.
13:25; color; sound; V-110 BA171; S. 828
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display in small chapels at Silver Springs. Each is a scene from the New Testament, including a reproduction of da Vinci's "Last Supper." The end of the film shows other features of Silver Springs, including Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and the bathing beach. A cameraman films underwater and boat cruises go up the river. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
624. PRISON INTERIORS 1970s
3:40; color; silent; V-186 AA392; S.1239
This film consists of numerous shots of prison corridors, cellblocks, solitary confinement wings and recreation areas. There are several frequent edits and poor lighting plagues many of the shots. Produced by WFSU-TV.
625. PROJECT DELTA ECHO I ca. 1960s
1:58; B&W; silent; V-184 AA334; S. 828
This film begins with a group of men inflating a huge silver weather balloon in an aircraft hanger. Next, they fold the balloon into a satellite resembling a pinball. Then, there are scenes of a rocket being prepared for launch. The rocket is filmed taking off, followed by animated scenes of the rocket releasing the pinball satellite, which in turn releases an animated huge silver weather balloon like the one seen at the beginning of the film. Produced by NASA.
626. PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS 1970s
8:53; color; sound and silent; V-186 BA231; S.1239
This work film contains segments featuring a variety of protest demonstrations. Viewers see: a picket line of African-Americans protesting poor housing conditions at Tallahassee's City Hall; a "Stop ERA" rally flooding the Capitol steps and grounds; lines of tractors filling the highway on their way to the Capitol; students participating in an "Anti-Iran" demonstration on the Florida State University campus; a "No Death-Penalty" sit-in occupying the park in front of the Governor's Mansion; and demonstrators protesting the Crystal Springs Nuclear Plant at the new Capitol Building. The segment ends with footage of a large group of African-Americans assembled outside a Tallahassee municipal building with protest signs. Produced by WFSU-TV.
627. QUIET REVOLUTION n.d.
14:20; color; sound; V-110 CA247; S. 828
This film begins with documentary footage of fires and arrests during race riots to illustrate the "revolutionary" atmosphere of 1960s. It then tells how Jacksonville's consolidated government is a quiet revolution that benefits everyone. The film definitely pushes the concept, but has good visuals.
628. RADIOACTIVE CARGO: FSU Mid 1950s
11:00; B&W; both silent and sound; V-64 BA102; S. 1239
The first several minutes of this film are construction scenes. Viewers see Florida Hall and Tully Gym at FSU. Then, a two-engine prop National Airlines plane arrives and a wooden box marked "radioactive" is unloaded and put in the trunk of a car. The box is taken out of the trunk and opened by a man wearing a lab coat and gloves. He opens a small sphere, takes out an object with tweezers and holds it near a Geiger counter. Then, three men work at a lab bench using tweezers and jars.
629. REFLECTIONS OF THE GOOD LIFE n.d.
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, horses, commercial growing, churches, shopping and Flagler Museum. There are shots of a dune buggy at the beginning and end. The film also shows Lion Country Safari, Norton Gallery of Art and an airboat. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by the Palm Beach County Development Board.
630. REGION WITH A RECORD Early 1960s
13:18; B&W; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining underway and the family hunts fossils in debris piles. An "unusual scenic attraction" is Sand Mountain, a phosphate debris pile. Next is a cattle farm, Florida Southern College, and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Recreation includes skiing, boating and fishing. Produced by Sanborn Film Productions; sponsored by Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
631. RESEARCH: THE COMMON DENOMINATOR 1960s
25:30; color; sound; V-206 DA084; S. 828
Rod Serling of the "Twilight Zone" television series hosts this look at developments in transportation technology. Hollywood science fiction-style music accompanies an overview of roadway research in which "break-away" signage, hologram highway markers, GPS highway navigation prototypes, crash dummies and crash simulators all make an appearance. The film addresses new methods in highway design, planning and construction in urban and rural settings. Produced by the US Highway Research Board.
632. BURT REYNOLDS DAY IN TALLAHASSEE/ BALLET October 14,
13:48; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA308; S.1239
Burt Reynolds is introduced at a FSU football game by university President Dr. Stanley Marshal, who holds a $50,000 donation check from Reynolds. Reynolds makes a short speech. Several other celebrities such as Lee Majors and Larry Zonka accompany him. There is footage of Reynolds and his entourage arriving at Tallahassee Municipal Airport, where they are met by fans. Reynolds appears at a theater in downtown Tallahassee where his movie "The Longest Yard" is playing. There are also scenes from a reception held in Reynolds' honor, including a short interview where he comments on making "The Longest Yard," prisons, acting and athletics. The film closes with clips of a Florida State University School of Dance ballet performance. Produced by WFSU-TV.
633. RIVER FLOWED NORTH n.d.
13:10; color; sound; V-84 CA122; S. 828
This film shows Sanford and some of its businesses, such as Cobia Boats. Viewers see Sanford Airport, Auto Train, shopping, residences, churches, a zoo, banks, medical facilities, Daytona Speedway, single shots of various attractions, Kennedy Space Center, colleges, public schools and Sanford Naval Academy. The film has a Tijuana Brass-type music track.
634. RIVER RANCH RESORT 1970s
11:00; color; sound; V-113 BA037; S. 828
This is a resort public relations film. It is a Florida-style dude ranch. The cowboys and cowgirls drink Chablis and eat shrimp. It has all the usual fun in the sun activities. Produced by McLeod Films.
635. RIVERBOATS 1970s
11:01; color; sound, V-243 BA370; S.1239
An elderly gentleman sits on his front porch and talks about the old riverboat days, including his experience as pilot on the City Eufaula, Callahan and The Chipola riverboats. He describes the different parts of a riverboat using a large replica of the City Eufuala. He also mentions The Mary, a boat that he operated with his father and brothers on the Apalachicola River . Produced by WFSU-TV.
ROAD TO BEAUTY 1965
14:30; sound; V-67 CA012; S. 828 Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus ) and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to celebrate. Diet tips for pregnant women include citrus. Sponsored by Florida Citrus Commission.
637. GAMBLE ROGERS 1976
6:50; color; silent; V-188 BA251; S.1239
Gamble Rogers plays a flattop acoustic guitar on a dock with cypress trees in the background. The location is unidentified. Unfortunately, the film is silent. Produced by WFSU-TV.
638. SAILFISH CITY 1950s
12:25; B&W; sound; V-67 BA060; S. 828
This film is about fishing for sailfish off Fort Pierce. It shows how to use mullet for bait. There is lots of action as sailfish are caught. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission and Russell-Barton Film Co.
639. SAILFISH THRILLS 1950s
5:20; color; sound; V-43 AA032; S. 828
This film was shot by Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton off Stuart, Florida. It shows manta rays and a dolphin jumping over the fishing line. Mrs. Dutton struggles with a magnificent specimen on the line, but a shark apparently bit it off, leaving only the head, which Mr. Dutton displays. A pelican takes a cast and is released. A man-o-war bird steals a gull's meal. Next are shots of the fishing boats in great swells as a storm blows up, but they keep on fishing and the narrator waxes poetic about sport fishing. The film ends with a beautiful sunset. Some sections are missing. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.
640. SAILING REGATTA 1940s
12:05; color; silent; V-176
This home movie features a series of sailing regattas. There is the "Midwinter Snipe Regatta" in St. Petersburg and Tampa on March 5, 1940; the "Tampa Yacht and Country Club Snipe Regatta" on April 1, 1940; the "Egmont Key Race" in June of 1946, and the "Tampa Yacht and Country Club International 110 Races" in July of 1946. Much of the racing footage is of smaller sailboats, though there are short clips of people aboard a larger sailboat. The color is faded in this film.
641. ST. AUGUSTINE: CITY OF THE CENTURIES Early 1960s
13:45; color; sound; V-86 CA089; S. 828
This film tells the story of St. Augustine.
642. ST. AUGUSTINE AND MARINELAND VISITS 1947
16:00; color; silent; V-177 H-5
This home film begins with a short segment showing African-American men and women putting up shade cloth for a tobacco field. It then switches to Fort San Marcos and St. Augustine. It shows attractions such as the Fountain of Youth, the Oldest House and the burial grounds of the Timucan Indians. It then shows the Marine Studios Entrance. The camera is shooting through the portholes that show fish, turtles, eels and porpoises. They are billed as the only captive porpoises in the world.
643. ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY 1950s
14:15; color; sound; V-67 BA099; S. 828
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a speedboat race. A man and woman lounge among dozens of alligators at an alligator farm . There are many scenes of streets and buildings. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
644. ST. VINCENT 1971
13:25; color; sound; V-65 CA069; S. 828
This film gives a look at the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge and the sport of bow hunting. It explains how hunting assists wildlife management by thinning animal population and with revenue from licenses and hunting fees. Fred Bear and astronaut Walter Cunningham are shown. Viewers see the sand bar deer, bald eagle, egret and osprey. Produced by Harry Morlan; sponsored by Bear Archery.
645. THE SANTA CLAUS BOWL December 27-30, 1953
19:30; B&W; sound; V-114 CA199; S. 828
This film shows players arriving by train and bus in Lakeland for the Pop Warner League Santa Claus Bowl. The boys have a physical checkup, practice and play some semifinal football games. The film also shows a fishing contest held in conjunction with the games. The cheerleaders' costumes are stylish for the time (1953). The bowl queens (11-12 years old) are judged on a football essay, beauty, school records and church attendance. After the game, the boys visit Cypress Gardens.
646. WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERVIEW/ EDDIE DOWLING TRIBUTE 1970s
20:35; color; sound; V-194 CA276; S.1239
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan. His play, "Time of Your Life," was in performance at Florida State University to serve as part of a tribute to Eddie Dowling, a renowned theater actor and director. Produced by WFSU-TV.
647. SAVE THE CAPITOL March 30, 1978
9:08; color; sound; V-120 BA223; S.1239
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-TV.
648. SCHOOL DESEGREGATION early 1970s
6:50; color; silent and sound; V-206 RW#10
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia , speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in session. Jimmy Carter comments on civil rights issues, school desegregation and bussing in Georgia.
649. SEABIRDS 1950s
9:00; color; sound; V-110 BA174; S. 828
Frigate birds are seen in large flocks. The film also shows herons, spoon bills and egrets in mangrove rookeries in the Keys. This is the way seabird populations used to look in the 1950s. The Kodachrome color is amazing and E.W. Dutton narrates in his own style.
650. SEABOARD COASTLINE RAILROAD FREIGHT TRAIN RIDE January 28,
9:16; color; silent and sound; V-190 BA285; S.1239
A brakeman sets up cars and links them up to a train. The camera films the engineer and crew in the engine, as well as the landscape rolling by. The train drops cars in a siding and takes off again before stopping at the Tallahassee depot. Produced by WFSU-TV.
651. SEBRING December 15, 1959
2:50; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 2)
This film begins with footage from the Sebring 12-hour race. Drivers sprint to their cars in a LeMans-style start. Racing footage follows, with good detail of some exotic race cars. The film ends with footage of two men fishing in a marshy area.
652. SELMA, ALABAMA DEMONSTRATION 1965
10:42; B&W; silent; V-142 S. 1239
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse. There is footage with sound of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking, followed by scenes of Andrew Young, John L. Lewis and other black leaders. The film also includes scenes around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, including the violent police attack on the marchers shown from a distance. An injured protester is shown being lifted by other protesters and a police officer, and there are several scenes of armed police officers before and after the violence. The film also shows Governor LeRoy Collins arriving to view the march and going to speak with Martin Luther King Jr. After the footage from 1965, there is also a fragment from a later piece, also without sound, that includes shots of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Martin Luther King Sr.
653. SEMINOLE INDIANS Late 1950s
31:02; B&W; sound and silent; V-201 FLEA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-4
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Seminole attire addresses attendees of the dedication ceremony. The Seminole Tribe Board of Directors are introduced. Billie Osceola, Bill Osceola, Tobey John, Jimmy Cypress, Mike Osceola, Frank Billie and President Howard Tiger are present. Seminole expert Albert Devane of Lake Placid comments on the history of the Seminoles and the Seminole Wars. Jimmy Cypress is shown raising the American flag at the recreation center dedication while several Seminole children hold their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. There is additional dedication ceremony footage, some of which is silent. The segment ends with Howard Tiger making additional remarks about the Seminole Cattle Program.
654. SEMINOLES OF THE EVERGLADES 1960s
20:00; sound; color; V-170 S. 828
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village with women working and children playing. The narrator discusses the importance of tobacco in the American Indian culture and two Native Americans share an Old Gold cigarette. There are Miami scenes, and the narrator talks about how confined and trapped American Indians feel in the city. "The development of the Everglades into agricultural land is gold for the white man, and the symbol of the end of the Indian." There are quick overviews of tourist sites, the US Indian Affairs Office and Brighton Reservation in Dania.
655. SENATOR SPESSARD HOLLARD REPORTS — SID HERLONG/ SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE
4:24; B&W; sound; V-183 AA324; S. 1239
On a television program, Sen. Spessard Holland and Florida Congressional Rep. Sid Herlong express their concerns over legislation that would provide socialized healthcare for people over 65 years old. They also discuss Medicare and Social Security health provisions. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
656. SENATOR SPESSARD HOLLARD REPORTS — INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION
4:48; B&W; sound; V-182 AA303; S. 828
On a television program, Sen. Spessard Holland interviews Lawrence K. Wallrath of the Interstate Commerce Commission who explains the history, duties and function of the commission. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
657. SENATOR BETH JOHNSON 1960s
1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828
Senator Beth Johnson comments on a land acquisition amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to dedicate land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight in environmental issues, especially where it concerns water conservation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
658. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL May 7, 1956
0:57; B&W; sound; V-182 AA313; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers asks voters to cast their ballots for him on May 8th in his bid for re-election as Florida Senator.
659. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS ca. 1950s
18:18; B&W; sound; V-209 DA075; M89-17
This film contains numerous segments from Sen. George Smathers' television program "Senator Smathers Reports." Arkansas Sen. John McClellan discusses a bill that would eliminate Labor Union racketeering. Sen. John Sparkman, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, comments on a new bill that will help stimulate the economy in Florida. In another segment, Sen. William Fulbright, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee, remarks on the struggle with Russia for control of Berlin. In the final segment, Sen. Smathers details legislation he will introduce in the upcoming Congressional session, including judicial reform, repealing a travel tax and social security revisions. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
660. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — AIR FORCE ca. 1950s
4:05; B&W; sound; V-184 AA333; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews General Curtis LeMay of the Air Force on military threat. LeMay discusses America's strategy for dealing with Russia's missile and air defense capabilities. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
661. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — AIRLINES STRIKE ca. 1960s
4:49; B&W; sound; V-181 AA297; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the effect that the airlines strike is having on Florida tourism. He discusses various legislative bills designed to prevent further transportation strikes. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
662. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS/TEST BAN
TREATY ca. 1960s
5:00; B&W; sound; V-182 AA306; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews his sons Bruce and John Smathers. Bruce Smathers comments on the Alliance for Progress program and the success it is having in Argentina. He also praises the Peace Corps for their work in that country. John Smathers comments on the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and remarks on the US Navy, in which he is a cadet. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
663. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — AMERICA'S MANNED SPACE PROGRAM
4:23; B&W; sound; V-183 AA320; M89-17
Sen. Spessard Holland acts as host of Sen. George Smathers' television program. Renowned scientist Lloyd Brickner advocates the continuance of the Manned Space Program, specifically the "moon race." He details the space program's contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology, military strategy and diplomacy. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
664. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — BERLIN ca. 1960s
4:24; B&W; sound; V-184 AA338; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Mike Mansfield on the subject of West Berlin. Mansfield responds to Nikita Kruschev's warning that an American-led airlift into West Berlin will be grounds for war. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
665. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — STOKELY CARMICHAEL 1966
4:47; B&W; sound; V-183 AA321; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers denounces Stokely Carmichael's statements persuading African-Americans to avoid the draft. He also mentions "professional agitators" who have made careers out of inciting riots and stimulating unrest in the South. The segment concludes with material on the Airlines Strike. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
666. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CASTRO/COMMUNISM/PANAMA ca.
4:43; B&W; sound; V-182 AA309; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers responds to Sen. William Fulbright's suggestion that the United States should cease attempts to oust Fidel Castro from power. He also comments on the threat of communism to other Latin American countries. He mentions briefly Panama's demands to renegotiate the 1903 treaty regarding supervision of the Canal Zone. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
667. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CIVIL RIGHTS ca. 1964
4:40; B&W; sound; V-180 AA284; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the proposed civil rights bill. He mentions amendments that require states to obey federal court orders including those on desegregation. He also mentions amendments protecting voting rights. Smathers states that he will not vote for the civil rights bill and does not feel that any more legislation of that nature is required. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
668. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CIVIL RIGHTS ca. 1964
4:33; B&W; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
669. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CIVIL RIGHTS 1966 4:34;
B&W; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the resurgence of hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party, which Smathers blames on the civil rights movement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
670. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CIVIL RIGHTS ca. 1960s
4:41; B&W; sound; V-183 AA323; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
671. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION/ CUBA
& US RELATIONS ca. 1964
4:30; B&W; sound; V-180 AA287; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments briefly on the tax cut and civil rights bills. He comments on prohibiting trade with Cuba and the possibility of employing Miami Cuban exiles at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
672. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — COMMENTS ON SOUTH AMERICA
1:05; B&W; sound; V-180 AA279; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need to improve relations with South American countries through means of trade agreements, aid programs and foreign student exchange relationships. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
673. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — SENATE MAJORITY LEADER EVERETT
McKINLEY DIRKSEN ca. 1960s
4:43; B&W; sound; V-181 AA296; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen, Senate Majority Leader. Sen. Dirksen comments on his support for a Test ban treaty. He also comments briefly on Fidel Castro and the state of affairs in Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
674. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — ELECTORAL COLLEGE, SOCIAL SECURITY
4:25; B&W; sound; V-183 AA316; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the Supreme Court's refusal to review the constitutionality of the Electoral College voting system despite appeals from several states requesting that they do so. He calls the Electoral College system archaic and outdated. He also mentions a bill regarding Social Security and his efforts to allow senior citizens the ability to report medical costs on their tax forms. There are brief comments on taxes and the Vietnam War as well. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
675. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — FEDERAL AID FOR COLLEGES/ CUBAN
TRADE EMBARGO ca. 1960s
4:39; B&W; sound; V-182 AA302; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a bill that provides federal aid to universities. He responds to Fidel Castro's request for America to lift the trade embargo placed against Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
676. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — FLORIDA BARGE CANAL/ CUBA
4:37; B&W; sound; V-180 AA288; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the construction of the Florida Barge Canal and a groundbreaking ceremony in Jacksonville attended by President Lyndon Johnson. He mentions the Florida East Coast Railway strike. He also comments on an international ban on trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
677. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — FLORIDA PLAN ca. 1960s
26:00; color; sound; V-195 DA072; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers discusses "The Florida Plan," an elderly healthcare program, with three Florida Doctors: Phillip Hampton, Edward Anise and Leo Raquel. They compare features of The Florida Plan with a new Social Security Health bill and explain why The Florida Plan is better. They also provide recommendations for improving medical care for the aged and needy. The segment also contains interviews with six elderly, Miami-area Florida Plan medical patients whom the interviewer assures are "on the road to recovery." Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
678. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — FOREIGN AID ca. 1960s
4:42; B&W; sound; V-184 AA330; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers discusses cuts to Foreign Aid legislation. He recommends assisting Latin America with their housing shortages. The segment also contains material on health care for the elderly and needy. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
679. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — FOREIGN AID/VIETNAM ca. 1960s
4:46; B&W; sound; V-181 AA299; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers answers questions regarding cuts to a foreign aid bill. He comments briefly on a tax cut initiative. He remarks on the situation in South Vietnam and praises Henry Cabot Lodge's recent appointment as ambassador to South Vietnam. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
680. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 89TH
5:00; B&W; sound; V-181 AA301; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers details the accomplishments of the 89th Congress and briefly mentions Vietnam and his expectations of a successful, rapid victory there. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
681 SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — SPESSARD HOLLAND ca. 1960s
5:00; B&W; sound; V-180 AA286; M89-17
Sen. Spessard Holland sits in for Sen. George Smathers on his television program and comments on international trade tariffs. He mentions airline strikes and how they are affecting Florida. He includes comments on his proposed bill for compulsory arbitration in the event of airline strikes. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
682. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — HOME BUILDING/FHA & VA HOME
LOANS ca. 1960s
4:30; B&W; sound; V-183 AA315; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on Florida's building and construction industries, second only to tourism in Florida's economic hierarchy. He notes a decline in Florida homebuilding in 1957 and mentions a bill he has introduced in the Senate that will improve and update FHA and VA loan programs. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
683. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — HOUSING AND AIRPORTS ca. 1960s
4:45; B&W; sound; V-184 AA339; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers explains why he voted in favor of recent housing and airport construction legislation. Smathers explains that homebuilding is Florida's second greatest industry after tourism. He also details how federal aid for airport construction will boost Florida's tourism. At the conclusion of the program, he disparages increasing spending on foreign aid. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — J. EDGAR HOOVER COMMUNISM INTERVIEW ca.
1:05; B&W; sound; V-180 AA276; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
685. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — J. EDGAR HOOVER INTERVIEW
4:45; B&W; sound; V-180 AA277; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover on crime. Hoover comments on juvenile crime and recommends several measures to stop it. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
686. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — J. DAN HULL EDUCATION INTERVIEW
4:30; B&W; sound; V-180 AA278; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews J. Dan Hull, from the Department of Education, regarding colleges and university statistics as they apply to Florida students. He finds that Florida's statistics are somewhat behind national averages. He also discusses various factors that prevent some students from seeking higher education. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
687. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — HUBERT HUMPHREY COMMENTS ON THE
CIVIL RIGHTS BILL ca. 1964
4:52; B&W; sound; V-181 AA292; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Hubert Humphrey on the civil rights bill. Humphrey declares that the civil rights bill provides a framework by which reasonable men can work out difficulties and is necessary in order to bring into full reality the promises of the US Constitution, particularly the 14th and 15th Amendments. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
688. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — INDONESIA, CYPRESS, GAINESVILLE
VA HOSPITAL ca. 1960s
4:32; B&W; sound; V-182 AA312; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on Attorney General Robert Kennedy's trip to Indonesia and the volatile situation and fighting there. He also mentions the tensions in Cypress between the Turks and Greeks. He refers briefly to a speech he made at the Alabama Democratic Convention with Alabama Gov. George Wallace. He touches briefly on the dedication of a new VA Hospital in Gainesville . Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
689. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — SENATOR BOB KERR INTERVIEW
4:37; B&W; sound; V-180 AA280; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers speaks with Sen. Bob Kerr of the Senate Finance Committee on the topic of recession and unemployment. He comments briefly on the Cordell — Hull Reciprocal Trade Agreement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
690. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — LEGISLATION ca. 1960s
4:27; B&W; sound; V-180 AA285; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on various legislative matters, a tax cut and a farm assistance bill. He briefly mentions the civil rights bill, calling it too severe. There is a segment on Cuba in which he recommends international sanctions against Cuba in hopes of toppling Castro. He briefly touches on plans to close Sanford Air Force base. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
691. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — SENATOR MIKE MANSFIELD INTERVIEW
4:36; B&W; sound; V-180 AA281; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who comments on Vice President Nixon's trip to South America and the riots that accompanied it. Responsibility for the riots is placed on communists. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
692. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — MILITARY COUP IN SOUTH VIETNAM
/ DOMENICAN REPUBLIC / BERLIN 1963
4:30; B&W; sound; V-184 AA326; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the military coup in South Vietnam and the assassination of Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. He remarks that, "as far as he is aware," the CIA had nothing to do with Diem's assassination. The segment contains additional material on the State Department's refusal to recognize the junta government in the Dominican Republic, a decision Smathers disagrees with. He notes the threat of communism in Latin America and remarks on the tensions with the Russians over West Berlin. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
693. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — MOON RACE/ FOREIGN AID ca.
4:55; B&W; sound; V-181 AA298; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers responds to Soviet Union Premier Nikita Kruschev's announcement that Russia is withdrawing from efforts to put a man on the moon. Smathers comments that America will continue working toward that goal. He also discusses a foreign aid bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
694. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — PANAMA ca. 1960s
4:33; B&W; sound; V-183 AA319; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the developing tensions in Panama over disagreements in the Canal Zone. The segment also contains material on President Johnson and the legislative schedule of the Senate. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
695. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — PANAMA / BUDGET ca. 1960s
4:22; B&W; sound; V-183 AA322; M89-17 Sen.
George Smathers comments on the crisis in Panama over the Canal Zone and the progress being made with Panamanian leaders in Washington, DC He commends President Johnson for placing limits on the budget and federal spending. He responds disapprovingly to France's decision to recognize the communist government in China. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
696. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — POLARIS MISSILE PROGRAM ca.
4:30; B&W; sound; V-185 AA340; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers introduces Admiral Hayword of the US Navy. Sen. Smathers mentions an approaching deadline for decision in the Berlin crisis. The Admiral exhibits a detailed scale model of the Navy's new Polaris Missile Submarine. He calls the submarine America's biggest deterrent against Russia . He also details the submarine's features and capabilities, clarifying that it is primarily an underwater vehicle. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION 1963
4:28; B&W; sound; V-183 AA317; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the nation's great loss due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He recounts his close personal friendship with the president, calling him a great leader and a warm and tender person. He then praises President Lyndon Johnson and recalls his years of close interaction with him in the Senate. He details the personal characteristics that will make President Johnson an ideal president. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
698. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS — PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S TRIP TO FLORIDA
4:45; B&W; sound; V-182 AA311; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers remarks on President Kennedy's trip to Florida and the speeches he made, including some pertaining to Fidel Castro and Cuba. The segment also includes material on the Alliance for Progress program and relations with Latin America. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
699. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S TRIP TO FLORIDA
/ LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS ca. 1960s
4:47; B&W; sound; V-181 AA295; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers details President Kennedy's Florida trip itinerary. He also comments on the Economics Conference in Rio De Janeiro and Argentina's plans to cancel its oil contracts with the United States. At the conclusion of the segment, he says that he would not accept the position as Senate Majority Leader if nominated due to disagreements with the presidential administration. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
700. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - JIM PYLE INTERVIEW ca. 1960s
4:36; B&W; sound; V-180 AA282; M89-17 Sen. George Smathers interviews Jim Pyle, the director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, regarding assignment of air space for use by civil and military aircraft. He briefly mentions the Airport Development Program and the allotment of funding Florida will receive as their share of it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
701. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RAILROADS ca. 1960s
3:58; B&W; sound; V-184 AA331; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers reports on the poor condition of America's railroad transportation system and the government's attempts to help stabilize it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
702. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RECESSION/TAXES/VIETNAM ca.
4:45; B&W; sound; V-184 AA327; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers responds to former President Truman's warning of an upcoming recession. He recommends suspending the Investment Tax Credit to help fund Vietnam War expenses. The segment ends with brief remarks on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
703. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RETIREMENT ca. 1960s
9:27; color, sound; V-186 BA228; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers details the benefits of a bill he has introduced in the Senate. The bill will enable self-employed entrepreneurs to establish private pension programs and set aside money for their own retirement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
704. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM ca. 1960s
4:50 ; B&W; sound; V-180 AA289; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the establishment of a military government in the Dominican Republic. He explains his opposition to selling wheat to the Soviet Union. There is commentary on Russia's plan to put a man on the moon and America's determination to beat them to it. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
705. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - BRUCE SMATHERS INTERVIEW ca.
4:47; B&W; sound; V-183 AA325; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews his son Bruce Smathers, future Secretary of State of Florida, on his career in the US Navy, underwater demolitions training and his future prospects for overseas deployment. He also comments on the conflict in Vietnam and America's obligation to support South Vietnam's "quest for freedom." Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
706. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - JOHN SMATHERS INTERVIEW ca.
4:32; B&W; sound; V-184 AA328; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews his son John Smathers regarding his tour of duty on a destroyer parked safely off the coast of Vietnam. John voices his support for the war effort and comments on the negative effects "Berkley-ites" and "Peaceniks" have on servicemen's morale when they exercise their constitutional rights to protest. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
707. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SENATOR STUART SYMINGTON
4:45; B&W; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri, former director of the Strategic Air Command. Sen. Symington responds to President Eisenhower's State of the Union Address. He reports that the United States is falling behind the Russians in missile research, bomber and submarine production, and military spending. He complains that more military development is needed, especially in the wake of Sputnik. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
708. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - STUART SYMINGTON ca. 1960s
4:30: B&W; sound; V-186 BA229; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers interviews Sen. Stuart Symington, former Secretary of the Air Force, regarding National Defense. Symington discusses meeting Lord Montgomery on a recent trip to Britain and states that America needs to update its air defense program to protect itself in the nuclear age. He also comments briefly on meeting Mayor Willie Brant of West Berlin, Germany. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
709. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SOCIAL SECURITY ca. 1960s
4:30; B&W; sound; V-184 AA337; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on restrictions in the Social Security law that prohibit recipients from seeking an additional income to augment their Social Security earnings and offset the impact of inflation. At the end of the segment, he reads two letters he has received from his constituents who have been penalized due to the Social Security law. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
710. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - SOVIET UNION ADVANCES ca. 1958
3:43; B&W; sound; V-184 AA332; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the objectives of the 85th Congress and voices concern over the Soviet Union's advances in their missile, military and space programs. He predicts that the struggle for freedom may demand great sacrifices from the American people. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
711 SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL, EDUCATION ca. 1960s
4:27; B&W; sound; V-181 AA293; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers details the features of a proposed tax cut. Sen. Smathers also explains that an education bill was defeated because it failed to provide aid to low-income families who really were in need of assistance. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
712. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TAX BILL/ CIVIL RIGHTS / CUBA
4:48; B&W; sound; V-182 AA304; M89-17
On his television program, Sen. George Smathers explains his role as a Senate Conferee in the Tax Bill Conference and details the features of the tax bill. He also comments on the civil rights bill and his concerns with it, at one point calling it repugnant. He closes the segment with comments on Fidel Castro and complains about US allies who continue to trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
713. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY ca. 1960s
5:02; B&W; sound; V-182 AA310; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers speaks to John McNalton of the Defense Department about the Test Ban Treaty. McNalton also comments on deteriorating relations between the Chinese and the Russians, the Chinese nuclear program and anti-missile defense systems. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
714. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY ca. 1960s
4:43; B&W; sound; V-182 AA308; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the specific features of the Test Ban Treaty with Russia. He also states that the United States should do more to help eliminate Fidel Castro. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
715. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
5:00; B&W; sound; V-182 AA305; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the public accommodation section of the civil rights bill. He states that the US Constitution protects an individual's right to discriminate on their own property or in their own private business if they so choose. He also details the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and his intentions to vote in favor of it when it comes before the Senate for ratification. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
716. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH
5:00; B&W; sound; V-181 AA294; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for a test ban treaty to preserve the world's environment from further nuclear weapons tests. The senator also comments on the upcoming civil rights march on Washington. Finally, Smathers discusses the possibility of a nationwide railroad strike. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
717. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - US CAPITOL BUILDING RESTORATION
4:27; B&W; sound; V-181 AA291; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers explains his opposition to funding the restoration of the west wing of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC He states that the Vietnam conflict demands top priority and recommends postponing the restoration project. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
718. SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - VIETNAM ca. 1960s
4:45; B&W; sound; V-181 AA290; M89-17
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for compulsory arbitration in the airline strikes, Sen. Fulbright's foreign aid bill and an international ban on trade with North Vietnam. There are additional comments on the suspected mishandling of prisoners of war in North Vietnam. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
719. ARCHIE SHEPP 1978
15:40; color; sound CA309; S.1239
This is interview and lecture footage of jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp at Florida State University. Mr. Shepp comments on jazz music trends, poverty, politics, civil rights, culture and society. The interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
720. THE SHERIFF'S STAR 1960s
6:52; B&W; sound, V-235 BA338; S. 828
This film focuses on the Washington County Deputy Auxiliary Unit, designed to account for the lack of an adequate sheriff's office. The film contains a dramatization of the unit in action. In closing, Sheriff George Watts makes a few statements advising other Florida county officials to be watchful of attempts to centralize government and advocates the creation of auxiliary deputy units elsewhere.
721. SHRIMP BOATS RACE IN FLORIDA 1960s
1:29; B&W; silent; V- 234 AA493; S. 828
Shrimp boats race during the Fiesta of the Eight Flags celebration at the Marine Welcome Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fiesta Queen Pat Brodie presents Captain Tringali of the Dixie Queen with a trophy for his victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
722. SHRIMPING AND OYSTERING 1950s
6:30; color; silent; V-105 BA186; S. 1239
This film shows shrimp catches and oyster tonging with scenes of shrimp catch being unloaded, shrimp boats at dock and on the water.
723. SICK CARE WHEN IT'S "CATCHING" 1957
4:45; B&W; sound; V-124 AA107; S. 828
This film shows what to do when Little Tommy has the flu. For meals, "scrambled eggs become a clown with bacon eyes and mouth." Dinnerware is plastic and paper and can be tossed out to keep sickness from spreading. When Mom is sick, Dad must take over. The freezer has prepared food for just such an emergency. Produced by Richard de Rochemont.
724. SILENT SIRENS: MANATEES IN PERIL 1980
22:15; color; sound; V-109 CA229; S. 828
This is an excellent film about the plight of the endangered manatee. It is narrated by Leonard Nimoy and is full of beautiful underwater photography . It shows tracking by radio collar, injured manatees and manatee interaction with people.
725. SILVERSIDES THE TARPON Late 1950s
8:30; color; sound; V-43 BA008; S. 828
This film shows tarpon fishing near Islamorada from a small outboard boat. The fish are magnificent. The editing is rough and the narration by the filmmaker is "home movie" style. It has wonderful photography, including a glimpse of a great white shark. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
726. SILVER SPURS RODEO July 1963
2:00; B&W; silent; V- 34 AA507; S. 828
This film has footage of cowboys bustin' broncs and riding bulls at the 1963 Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
SIX-GUN TERRITORY n.d.
13:27; B&W; sound; V-86 CA120; S. 828
This film gives a look at an old west attraction, Six-gun Territory. They have a steam engine train, gondola sky-ride and a saloon with cancan dancers. Other attractions include shoot-outs and American Indian dancers. Directed by Ricou Browning, who played the monster in "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and directed "Flipper" and other shows for Ivan Tors Studios.
CHAMPS IN ACTION n.d.
15:15; color; sound; V-65 CA017; S. 828
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
729. SKI TO THE FAIR 1964
14:33; B&W; sound; V-65 CA086; S. 828
This film shows a group of skiers in a campaign to promote St. Petersburg as a "young people's town." They make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. They encounter rough waters outside Venice. Then they travel from Fort Myers to Okeechobee by canal, then to the Atlantic . They follow the coast, up Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore, then through New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline in the background. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
730. SKI SKILL 1950s
12:25; color; sound; V-124 BA100; S. 828
This is a film about water ski tricks, including preparation, special equipment and execution. Boats are plywood with twin Johnson Seahorse outboards. The film ends with a performance at Sunshine Springs and Gardens in Sarasota.
731. JIM SMITH 1987
2:42; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
After the election of Bob Martinez as governor, Jim Smith discusses his recent switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Videotaped by Bradley White.
732."RED" SMITH'S FISHING ADVICE 1970s
:43; color; sound; V-185 AA375; S.1239
Dave "Red" Smith offers advice from his johnboat on how to fish for bass in Lake Jackson, located north of Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
733. SNOWMAN'S HOLIDAY n.d.
14:00; B&W; sound; V-65 CA081; S. 828
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman go to Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, see gator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, Torch of Friendship, Parrot Jungle. They go to Hialeah for horse races, dog races and jai-alai. They see Bob Hope, Robert Goulet and Ed Sullivan on a golf course, some Orange Bowl action, and a powerboat race. At the end, the snowpeople have melted on the beach. Produced by Miami Metro News Bureau.
734. SOAPBOX DERBY July 12, 1963
1:00; B&W; silent; V-122 AA073; S. 828
This film shows a soapbox derby race in Lakeland in 1963.
735. SOMETHING FISHY n.d.
13:00; color; sound; V-66 CA073; S. 828
"Narrated" by Big John Bass, this film has good underwater photography at Silver Springs. Viewers see ducks, turtles, mullet, snakes, alligators, scuba divers, jack fish and saltwater bass from underwater. The film also shows anhinga and monkeys. A diver uses a wet sub, and there are scenes of a film crew at work shooting a fight scene. Viewers also see underwater vegetation and limestone formations. Produced by Silver Springs.
736. SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR 1960s
3:05; B&W; sound; V-234 AA442; S. 828
This film captures the excitement of Eastern Airlines' inaugural Boeing 727 flight at the Miami Airport. A delegation of giddy Miamians board the plane, led by the mayor. In the course of their journey, they present citrus gift baskets to the flight crew, President Lyndon Johnson and the Mayor of Philadelphia. The film extols the amenities of the new jet, including the availability of high-speed travel to Florida. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
737. SOMETHING SPECIAL 1960s
13:11; B&W; sound, V- 244 BA433; S. 828
This film promotes Florida's tourist attractions and endorses National Airlines' non-stop air service to the Sunshine State. Footage includes beaches, Seminole Indians, tourist sites and fishing scenes. Produced by National Airlines and the Florida Development Commission.
738. SPACE CENTER Early 1970s
8:30; color; sound; V-64 BA044; S. 828
This film is an overall look at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. It includes visitors riding the Lunar Rover vehicle and a look at some of the animals in the Cape Preserve.
739. SPANS ACROSS THE BAY CELEBRATION July 1949
20:47; B&W; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The motorcade passes a group of people waving from horseback. Gov. and Mrs. Warren greet people and viewers see crowds along the beach waiting to see them. The governor fires a small cannon to start a sailboat race. His wife gets corsages and some men put sand in her shoes. A baseball game and a cookout follow. The Warrens walk under an arch of majorettes' batons, eat at a long table and he signs autographs. There are some scenes at night in a stadium. At the end, Gov. Warren speaks to crowd, followed by a fireworks display.
740. SPARKLING RIVALS! 1960s
14:35; color; sound; V-86 CA051; S. 828
This film is about Clearwater and its "rivalry" with Clearwater Beach as to which is the more fun. Viewers see beach frolics, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, skiing, fishing, baseball, races, pram races, hotels and motels. The film also shows condos, residential areas, downtown, businesses and the arts. Produced by Florida Public Relations Inc.; sponsored by Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce.
741. A SPECIAL DESTINATION 1970s
13:33; color; sound; V-109 CA114; S. 828
This film is a well-shot look at Cypress Gardens. It shows canals, bridges, waterfalls, statues and girls in costumes. The film shows that Cypress Gardens is not called the water ski capital of the world for nothing. Twelve skiers take off from a dock at one time, one barefoot skiing backwards. Viewers see the shopping area, a magic show, the spook house, the bird show, the crocodile show and a small zoo. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
742. SPONGE: TREASURE FROM THE SEA n.d.
13:40; color; sound; V-66 CA083; S. 828
This film shows harvesting, processing and bidding at the market of Tarpon Springs sponges. It includes the blessing of the fleet and the Epiphany Celebration . At the end is a sequence showing the uses of sponges with voices in an echo chamber chanting, "Needed, needed. Natural sponges. Needed, needed." Produced by Harlley Productions; sponsored by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Fish and Wildlife Service.
743. SPOONBILLS March 1957
2:34; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 11)
This is home movie footage of spoonbills in flight and foraging for food.
744. THE SPORTING SUWANNEE 1950
9:20; B&W; sound; V-99 BA170; S. 828
This film was produced by Paramount as part of a series of Grantland Rice films. It starts in the Okefenokee and flows with the Suwannee River through rapids and past "the old faithful Negroes" who live on the banks. They have no pension plan, no social security and "no ulcers," according to the narrator. Sportsmen fish along the way and see gators, raccoons and a bobcat. They reach the river's mouth and fish some more, then shoot ducks at the end.
745. SPORTS CAR RACE AT PENSACOLA Early 1960s
1:03; B&W; silent; V-233 AA437; S. 828
Ferraris, Porsches and a Shelby Cobra battle it out on a Pensacola racetrack. The winning driver receives a kiss from a pretty girl. Also see AA448 for more footage from this event. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
746. SPORTS FISHING AT MARCO ISLAND June 11, 1966
14:35; color; sound; V-73 CA072; S. 828
This film shows fishing for snook and tarpon off Marco Island.
747. SPRING 70 1970
6:43; color; silent; V-128 BA212; S.1239
This film shows springtime in Tallahassee, focusing on the FSU campus. Produced by WFSU-TV.
748. SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY" March 12-20, 1963
35:00; B&W; sound; V-99 EA017; S. 828
This is Kinescope footage of the "Today Show" with Jack Lescouli as host. He visits the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland during spring training and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Petersburg. S tan Musial is seen. After the second piece, there is a rolling list of temperatures from around the nation. Next are the Cincinnati Reds in Tampa. Frank Robinson is seen here. This is followed by an interview with Casey Stengel of the New York Mets. At the end of each interview with the team manager, Jack asks why they have not won the pennant and gets sent off the field by "irate" ball players.
749. SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE PARADE 1978
4:03; color; sound; V-185 AA360; S.1239
This is footage of the 1978 Springtime Tallahassee Parade as it moves southward down Monroe Street. It includes scenes of spectators, floats, parade vehicles, vendors and a person dressed as an enormous carrot. It also includes footage of the Marine Corps Band playing the Marine Corps Hymn. Produced by WFSU-TV.
750. STATE CHILD CARE 1980s
1:55; color; sound; V-156 P93-010
This is a Newscenter 7 segment on the issue of improved and expanded prenatal care and quality child care. There is a quick clip of Jack Levine at a news conference. Videotaped by Bradley White.
751. BETTY STATTON January 1976
8:56; color; sound; V-191 BA291; S.1239
Betty Statton, a member of the Florida State University System Board of Regents, answers questions from a WFSU-TV reporter. The questions deal with her recent appointment to the board, university enrollment caps, classroom overcrowding, inflation and its impact on education, her personal history at FSU, advances in education and the women's movement. Produced by WFSU-TV.
C.K. STEELE late 1970s
8:35; color; sound; V-129 BA 214; S.1239
This is an interview with civil rights activist the Rev. Steele at his home in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
753. REVEREND C.K. STEELE 1970s
30:54; color; sound; V-119 DA066; S.1239
This film begins with a demonstration by blacks protesting the shooting of a black man outside Jones' Grocery Store in Tallahassee. The Rev. Steele addresses opponents on the naming of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and the KKK in Tallahassee. There is another demonstration through downtown Tallahassee led by Steele ending on the steps of the Capitol. The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at a FAMU banquet. Produced by WFSU-TV.
754. REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part I) 1979
11:13; color; sound; V-129 BA209; S.1239
This film begins with shots of speakers in a church. The Rev. Steele is there but does not speak. It then shows a demonstration outside the Capitol with Steele. There is an interview with President Sliger, in which he talks about Steele's honorary doctorate degree. It shows the ceremony in which Steele receives his degree. There is an interview with Steele at his home and parts of an interview with the owner of Speeds Grocery, in which he talks about the 1950s and 1960s. Produced by WFSU-TV.
755. REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part II) n.d.
11:49; color; sound; V-129 BA210; S.1239
This film shows an interview with Professor Theodore Hemingway, followed by an interview with the Rev. Steele at his home. There are scenes from a 1978 banquet for Steele during which Jesse Jackson speaks. Produced by WFSU-TV.
756. REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part III) 1979
8:10; color; sound; V-129 BA211; S.1239
The Rev. Steele is introduced at a banquet dinner by Hosea Williams. Most of the film is the introduction, followed by a short speech by Steele. Produced by WFSU-TV.
757. SALLY STEVENS - A LADY CABBIE 1972
3:45; color; sound; V-185 AA353; S.1239
A WFSU-TV reporter conducts an in-car interview with Sally Stevens, an African-American woman and Tallahassee's first female cab driver. Mrs. Stevens talks about her decision to become a cab driver, customer reaction and interaction, job risks and job satisfaction. The camera captures good images of Tallahassee's downtown area while she drives. Produced by WFSU-TV.
758. SUMMER TRIPS 1947
13:15; silent; color; V-179 H-44
This home movie begins with the filming of a passing train through a car window. Next are downtown scenes of Tarpon Springs, the waterfront and Greek sponge boats. The family boards one of the boats and goes out with the sponging crew. There are scenes of a diver suiting up in his diving outfit and going into the water. The Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange is shown, and then the film moves on to film crews at Cypress Gardens shooting Jantzen bathing suit commercials.
759. THE SUN GOES NORTH 1964
27:00; color; silent; V-73 DA016; S. 828
This film describes the development of citrus in the New World with dioramas at a citrus exhibition. It describes the aspects of Florida that make it great for citrus. It shows farming, including frost prevention, fertilizing, irrigation, bud grafting and pesticide spraying. Then, it shows harvesting, processing and a sequence explaining why some oranges are artificially colored by showing a woman before and after putting on cosmetics. Viewers also see bottling, refrigeration, lab testing, canning and the machines that take a whole orange out of its skin. The film also shows making orange juice concentrate and pulp processing into dairy feed.
760. SUN, SAND, AND SPORTS 1960s
2:50; B&W; sound; V-41 AA089; S. 828
The title says "Starring Ten Little Coeds, One Big Coach, and a Beautiful Beach." The group heads for Clearwater Beach from the University of Florida campus in a new Lincoln Continental convertible. They play volleyball and frolic in the surf. Produced by FDC.
761. SUNSHINE CITY- ST. PETERSBURG 1960s
3:00; B&W; sound; V-205 AA411; S. 828
A native St. Petersburg boy shows a young, newly arrived Florida transplant some of Florida's natural attractions. The boys examine a horseshoe crab, visit the St. Petersburg Junior Yacht Club, chew on Palmetto scrub shoots, roast oysters on the beach and paddle through a cypress swamp. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
762. THE SUNSHINE FEED 1976
14:25; color; sound; V-109 CA165; S. 828
This film tells how citrus waste (pulp, etc.) is processed into cattle feed. Produced by Beckley Films; sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus.
763. SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR 1960s
5:40; B&W; sound; V-109 AA034; S. 828
This film has scenes of the New York World's Fair grounds. It shows water skiers skiing from St. Petersburg to the fair. A model in a bathing suit visits the Alaska pavilion. Hawaiians are served orange juice at the Florida Pavilion and leave in an outrigger canoe. Viewers see flamingoes and gators. Comedian Eddie Bracken goes to the show. Johnny Carson shows up and scuba dives with the porpoises.
764. SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES n.d.
13:20; color; V-73 CA146; S. 828
This film shows the performance at the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, London Wax Museum and the HMS Bounty. The script says that the original Bounty was skippered by "the notorious pirate, Captain Bligh." It also shows the Bounty under sail on Tampa Bay.
765. THE SUNSHINE FEED 1976
14:25; color; sound; V-109 CA165; S. 828
This film tells how citrus waste (pulp, etc.) is processed into a cattle feed.
766. SUPREME COURT BUILDING AND TARPON FISHING 1950s
16:25; color; silent; V-84 CA169; S. 828
The first shot of this film is a seaplane at dock, followed by aerials of Boca Grande. A plane taxis on the water and arrives at the dock. The film shows a girl fishing from a boat, followed by dock scenes and tarpon rolling. There are several shots of the Governor's Mansion and the Supreme Court building in Tallahassee. Tarpon fishing scenes include boats on the water. A fishing boat docks, followed by more scenes of women fishing.
767. SURPRISING ST. PETE 1960s
15:25; color; sound; V-74 CA087; S. 828
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the Aquatarium, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty replica, London Wax Museum, horse races at Florida Downs, dog races, jai-alai, Tiki Gardens, stock car races, hydroplane races, and various cultural activities. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg.
768. SUWANNEE ADVENTURE n.d.
14:25; color; sound; V-37 CA149; S. 1579
Two young women go on a canoe trip along the Suwannee River and see the sights, including a paddle wheel boat replica and the Stephen Foster Memorial . They ride horses at the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and camp out on the river. They paddle to Suwannee River State Park and enjoy a square dance. They continue on to various springs and campsites and meet a conservation officer. A conservation officer takes them by motorboat to Cedar Key for a fish fry. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Suwannee River Authority and the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
769. SUWANNEE CENTER STAGE n.d.
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA148; S. 828
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. Viewers see pretty gardens, dioramas and the annual folk art celebrations. The film includes music, dancing, and the "Jeannie Auditions," where girls sing in a contest for music scholarships.
770. SUWANNEE HOLIDAY 1950s
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7
This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park , Fannin Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunken riverboats in the river, including the Senator Robert L. Ulee and the City of Hawkinsville, as well as the Richmond, a sunken Confederate gunboat. Their trip ends at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, where they visit the museum and enjoy a ride on the Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat for park visitors. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
771. SUWANNEE SOJOURN 1958
13:00; color; sound; V-37 CA156; S. 1579
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial and Museum. Viewers see the Jeannie auditions and the annual folk festival, which includes singers, dancers, musicians, a dowser, storytellers, national dances and costumes from other countries, a whip-cracking demonstration and a bird caller. Produced by Robert Leahy; sponsored by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
772. SWILLEY WEDDING October 1946
8:55; color; silent; V-177 H-13
This home movie shows the bride and groom posing and laughing, with other family members joining in. Then, the action moves back home for the reception. It shows guests, family, the cutting of the cake and various other points of the celebration. The footage includes Mama and Papa Vest, Jean, Clyde , Judson and other members of the Vest clan.
773. INMATE TAFERO 1970s
4:06; color; sound; V-186 AA387; S.1239
Death row inmate Tafero comments on unequal sentencing practices and remarks on the inequality of capital punishment judgments. According to Tafero, death row inmates are poor, uneducated minorities. There are numerous jump cut edits that negatively affect the quality of this segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
774. A TALE OF TWO CITIES 1970s
16:10; color; sound; V-220 CA290; S. 828
The importance of kindness, courtesy and patience is stressed in this comical look at the daily life of the hospitality industry. A tuxedo-clad "patron saint of good service" watches omnipotently as waiters, hotel operators, switchboard workers and airline receptionists in one city respond poorly in trying interactions with dissatisfied customers. As a result of their behavior, tourism is decreasing, businesses are closing, jobs are disappearing and times look bad. In the "other" city, all the same service workers handle those difficult situations gracefully after getting some pep talk from the tuxedo-clad man. As a result, tourism is thriving, business is good and everybody wins. Produced by the Florida Department of Tourism.
775. TALLAHASSEE 1960s
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828
This is a visual tour of Tallahassee with no narration. It shows city streets, the campuses of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, recreation, Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee Junior Museum, Old Public Library, St. Marks Lighthouse and various state office buildings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions of Tallahassee; sponsored by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
776. TALLAHASSEE FAMOUS PEOPLE n.d.
31:00; color; sound; V-121 EA018; S.1239
This film shows famous people discussing a variety of topics. The following people are included in the footage: Speaker of the House of Representatives Don Tucker; Miami Senator Jack Gordon; Leon County Supervisor of Elections Wilma Sullivan; Congressman Bill Gunter; State Sen. Pat Thomas; Coach Rudy Hubbard of FAMU; restaurant owner Lucy Ho; Leon County Rep. Don Price; Tallahassee Mayor James Ford; State Sen. Lori Wilson; US Sen. Richard Stone; Hurley Rudd; Jack Eckerd and Paula Hawkins campaigning for governor. There are clips of Tallahassee City Manager Dan Kleman, Gov. Bob Graham, Tallahassee Democrat sports columnist Bill McGrotha, Tallahassee Democrat Editor Walker Lundy, T.M.H. Administrator M. T. Mustian, Commissioner of Education Ralph Turlington, Red Barber, Sheriff Ken Katsaris, LeRoy Collins, Jim Crews, and Eldridge Beach of the Highway Patrol. Produced by WFSU-TV.
777. TALLAHASSEE MODEL A RESTORERS CLUB 1972
1:43; Color; silent; V-185 AA343; S.1239
This film features members of the Tallahassee Model A Restorers Club in a park with their antique automobiles. There is a close-up of a 1925 license plate that reads "Horseless Carriage." Then, a young lady dressed in 1920s era clothing demonstrates the proper method of climbing into a "rumble seat." Next, the camera follows the classic automobiles on a short drive down a narrow tree-lined country road. Produced by WFSU-TV.
778. TAMPA HOME MOVIE 1930s
11:30; B&W; silent; V-176
This is a mix of film clips involving members of the Howell family in Tampa . There are scenes of a bee hive, bird dogs and cattle running through the woods. The film also shows downtown Tampa in the 1930s, with trolleys and other street scenes. There are short clips of men fishing, a pitcher pump outside a log cabin, lake scenes, an outhouse, boats and more bird dog scenes. There are scenes of more fishing, men swimming, and guys drinking and talking on the porch.
779. TARPON CLUB SWIMMING AT WAKULLA SPRINGS early 1940s
5:34; color; silent; V-159 WV-8
Tarpon Club women sun and play Ping-Pong. There is a view from a tower showing a "glass house" on the boat dock. There are scenes of synchronized swimming from the tower, followed by scenes shot at water level. There is a view of the tower. Then, the camera pans out to bowl. There are more formations from high angle (some light fogging). Members walk past the camera and pose in the sun. There are scenes of the beach area showing visitors, including men in army uniforms. Wooden boats are seen near the dock. There is a view from the tower of a boat passing by with Newton Perry at the helm and the Tarpon Club Women waving.
780. TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS ca. 1960s
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how the tarpon "throw" fishing hooks, followed by several examples of this. The film also showcases the tarpon's jumping ability. Williams and his guide, Jim Albright, begin a day of fishing by discussing the different types of fishing lures and techniques. Toward the end, Williams hooks several tarpon, including one dramatized episode complete with exciting narration and suspenseful music. Williams also demonstrates the art of hand tying homemade fishing flies. Williams' signature line of fishing equipment is featured throughout. Produced by the Consumer Education Division of the Sears & Roebuck Company.
781. TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY early 1960s
5:22; B&W; sound; V-107 AA090; S. 828
This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs, including the blessing of the fleet and boys diving for a gold cross. Greek folk dancing is shown as the theme from "Never on a Sunday" plays in the soundtrack. Governor Farris Bryant speaks at the celebration. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
782. TARPON THRILLS 1950s
8:10; color; sound; V-46 BA132; S. 828
Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton do some tarpon fishing off the Florida Keys. The film shows enormous fish and has wonderful color, showing what tarpon fishing used to be like in the 1950s. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.
783. TEACHING BABIES TO SWIM ca. 1980s
2:21; color; sound; V-185 AA348; S.1239 This film contains footage of babies learning to swim at the Florida State University swimming pool. A Florida State University swimming instructor and several mothers with their children practice various swimming exercises. The film includes some underwater footage. The segment ends with a game of "motor boat, motor boat." Produced by WFSU-TV.
784. TENNIS EVERYONE n.d.
13:07; color; sound; V-99 BA038; S. 828
This film tells all about tennis and encourages the viewer to drink orange juice.
785. THANKSGIVING ca. 1950
color; silent; V-177 H-8
This film begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. It then switches to Lance's birthday, showing the opening of gifts with Mom and Dad. It shows a visit to the Lewis Plantation, including the workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures on the plantation. The film moves on to Weeki Wachee Springs and its mermaids, ending with the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa.
786. THEATER OF THE SEA-FRAGMENT n.d.
6:30; color; sound; V-51 BA024; S. 828
The reel starts part of the way into the film. It shows the Theater of the Sea in Whole Harbor on Islamorada. Filmmaker Julian Bromer is seen filming dolphins with a Kodak Cine special. A young man shooting still photos and wearing a loud flower-print shirt pesters the filmmaker, making him miss the shot. Bromer goes up the platform to feed the dolphins himself and falls in the water. A dolphin brings him a towel. This reel is only part of a film broken off at either end.
GAME IS GOLF Early 1970s
27:30; color; sound; V-90 DA023; S. 828
Some history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association is given at the beginning of this film. Then, viewers see what life is like for a female pro. The ladies are seen traveling, relaxing and packing for a tour. Arnold Palmer says that "there is a place for women's professional golf." Various players tell how they supplement their income by associating with manufacturers and retailers such as Sears. The clothing and hairstyles are varied and interesting. The film features Sherry Wilder, Kathy Thayer, Jackie Pong, Gerta Boykin, Althea Gibson, Shirley Englehorn, and 1950s footage of Patty Berg and Babe Zaharias. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Sears-Roebuck.
788. THOSE WHO GOVERN September 5 1955
30:00; B&W; sound; V-196 EA023; S. 828
David Brinkley introduces the show with a brief biography of Sen. George Smathers. The program includes an interview with the senator's parents in Miami, his office staff in Washington, DC, his wife at home and his children in Chevy Chase, Maryland. There is an interview with Sen. Smathers in his office at the Capitol in which he details his life prior to Washington and his decision to enter politics, including anecdotes of his first Congressional office bid.
789. THREE FATHOMS TO A FORTUNE Early 1970s
13:35; color; sound; V-90 BA028; S. 828
This film describes the "Real 8 Co. " and their treasure hunting efforts. It shows equipment preparation, divers going down, finding a mass of coins in a lump and raising the mass. A man from the Florida State Board of Antiquities takes notes. It shows the opening ceremony of the Museum of Sunken Treasure in Cape Canaveral on June 29, 1968. Viewers see museum dioramas, doubloons, pieces of 8 and china. The sound track at the beginning is bad, but it becomes normal after a few minutes.
790. TIME OF YOUR LIFE n.d.
7:57; color; sound; V-107 BA072; S. 828
This film shows all of the "fun in the sun" activities at Panama City Beach.
791. TITLE NINE INITIATIVE/ WEAL WORKSHOP 1970s
11:30; color; sound, V-236 BA393; S.1239
Dr. Marlene Furnell discusses Title IV regulations that establish requirements for the creation of women's athletic programs in the nation's schools. There is additional footage of Dr. Furnell discussing women's athletics in a meeting with other women. Joan Heggen comments on opportunities for women and addresses overcoming societal and psychological barriers to success. Produced by WFSU-TV.
792. T MINUS 15 AND COUNTING Mid 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-74 CA029; S. 828
This film shows Florida schools, including elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It describes new techniques, special help for Cuban refugees , Seminoles and the disabled. The film features marine biology, computers, electronics, educational television, physical education and the Sarasota High School's Sailor Circus. It also shows vocational education, Future Farmers, oyster cultivation, music, theater and art. It shows architecture of various campuses and ends with a speech by Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The missile launch referred to in the title is figurative. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Florida Department of Education.
793. TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS 1963
37:50; B&W; sound; V-107 EA012; S. 828
This is a series of segments of the "Today Show" where a weather report is given (in winter), followed by Hugh Downs reading from a script about Florida as FDC footage is shown. A booklet is also offered by writing to Tallahassee. Each segment focuses on one aspect of Florida life. The segments include art and culture, fun in the sun, and wildlife. In the segment on Florida agriculture and seafood, producer Hack Swain and his wife Marie are seen dining in a seafood restaurant. The footage is all Kinescope. Produced by NBC Television; sponsored by FDC.
794. TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES Late 1950s
13:10; B&W; silent; V-87 BA108; S. 828
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries , attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story follows a roving reporter around the state. Viewers see the Welcome Station, St. Augustine, Marineland, driving on Daytona Beach, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Sunshine Skyway (one span), Sebring races, recreation and the Keys. Produced by NBC Television, sponsored by FDC.
795. TODAY'S TALENT, TOMORROW'S TORCH Mid 1960s
27:10; color; sound; V-63 DA008; S. 828
An Air Force pilot, a Navy doctor, a math teacher and a Ph.D. at Florida State University are introduced as products of the Southern Scholarship Research Foundation. The film shows the program to provide free housing to students and viewers see FSU campus life in the 1960s. The film illustrates the responsibilities of house members, budget, menu, chores and cooperative living at its best. The students' voices narrate. Then, Dr. Mode L. Stone, FSU Dean of Education, appears at the Tallahassee Junior Museum and tells of his rural boyhood and how he began the foundation. Supporters of the foundation are shown and other programs are described. The film ends by showing one of the original students that inspired the program, who is now a rural teacher. Produced by McLeod Films; sponsored by the FDC and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation.
796. JOHNCIE & LILY TODD/ VOLLEYBALL/ WATER SKI CLINIC August,
5:07; color; sound and silent; V-186 AA386; S.1239
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews Johncie and Lily Todd of Midway, Gadsden County. The couple raises their own vegetables and poultry on a small sustenance farm. They also receive government assistance. Johncie is illiterate and disabled. He works the garden with his wife when he is able. They comment on all the change they have seen in Florida. There is footage of young men and women playing volleyball and water skiers. Produced by WFSU-TV.
797. TOMOKA STATE PARK 1960s
4:45; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #4
This film discusses the history of Tomoka State Park and the surrounding area. There is a tour of the park's facilities and recreational areas. The film has great color quality. There are plenty of wildlife and nature scenes. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
798. TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY 1960s
32:46; B&W; sound; V-198 EA030; S.1239
Bill Shipley interviews several individuals regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Buck Ray and a Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Officer are interviewed. They explain their opposition to the project while they travel on the Silver and Oklawaha Rivers. Mr. Shipley interviews representatives of Ocala County's government and business organizations who support the project. Several portions of the film are missing from this presentation, which negatively affects its quality. Produced by WFSU-TV.
799. TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY - LAKE MUNSON March 1970
27:27; B&W; sound DA078; S.1239
Bill Shipley interviews Tallahassee residents and officials concerning the spoiling of Lake Munson due to sewage contamination and nutrient loading from storm water runoff. Mr. Lewis, a 91-year-old Tallahassee native, reflects on "old time" Tallahassee. Officials and residents of Wakulla County speak in support and opposition of industrial development in their vicinity. Produced by WFSU-TV.
800. TOMORROW'S TREASURES 1970s
13:30; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 2, #4
This film presents the story of oceanographic research in the state of Florida , "the oceanographic center of the universe." It starts with a message from Gov. Claude Kirk and features commentary from John H. Perry Jr. of President Johnson's Advisory Council of Oceanography. There are shots of Perry's miniature "cubmarine" and scenes from the numerous state and federal agencies that conduct oceanographic research in the state. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
TORCH OF FRIENDSHIP early 1960s
14:50; color; sound; V-40 CA133; S. 828
This is a film promoting the Hampton House Hotel in Miami, a business oriented to an African-American clientele. Notable black men and women of the 1960s gather there, such as Ralph Metcalf (gold medalist, 1932 and 1936 Olympics), Althea Gibson (Wimbledon Champ), Martin Luther King Jr., singer Jackie Wilson and baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The film follows the same formula as other promotional films, except that almost everyone in it is black. It shows entertainment, the owners, a fashion show, dog and horse racing, Miami Seaquarium, Torch of Friendship, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Baltimore Orioles and the Florida A&M University track team. Produced by Don Parisher.
802. TO REACH FOR TOMORROW 1968
30:00; B&W; Sound; V-139 S. 828
This is a promotional film put together for Gov. LeRoy Collins' 1968 US Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War and Gov. Collins' cry to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters such as Sen. Spessard Holland, Gov. Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Sen. John Kennedy and Gov. Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration and Gov. Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Gov. Collins and his daughter Darby at Egmont Key.
803. A TOUCH OF LIGHT n.d.
14:30; color; sound; V-63 CA067; S. 828
This film shows life in and around Winter Park, including Rollins College and the Tiffany Collection housed there. Produced by National Cine Services of Orlando; sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
804. TRAFFIC 1950s
9:25; color; silent; V-118 BA022; S. 828
This film has scenes of highway construction including an overpass. Then, there are scenes of cars backed up at a busy intersection and on a roadway. Construction machinery includes bulldozers and a drag-line. One street sign says "Jacksonville City Limit."
805. TRAIN CRASH n.d.
10:08; color; silent; V-179 H-34
This is film footage of the aftermath of an Atlantic Coast Line crash at Six Mile Creek. It shows burning wreckage with people crowded around.
806. TREASURE Early 1980s
6:10; color; sound; V-130 BA219; S.1239
Sonny Cockrell, an archaeologist for the Department of State, gives the history of individual pieces of an underwater treasure. Produced by WFSU-TV.
807. TREASURE ISLAND 1960s
14:10; color; sound; V-87 CA088; S. 828
This film starts with a "pirate" burying his treasure and narrating in the standard "har-har" pirate's voice. It dissolves to modern times and the usual "fun in the sun" sequences. Viewers see the Aquatarium, London Wax Museum, Sunken Gardens, Tiki Gardens, HMS Bounty replica and Busch Gardens. The film also shows homes, boating, entertainment and cultural activities.
808. TREASURE ISLAND 1950s
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA091; S. 828
This film gives a look at St. Petersburg's Treasure Island. It shows the single-span Sunshine Skyway and all the usual Florida activities and pastimes, including a fish-fry and a ski show with Santa Claus arriving by water.
809. A TRIBUTE TO DEMPSEY BARRON n.d.
50:00; color; sound; V-143
This is a tribute to the life and times of longtime leader of the Florida State Senate, Dempsey Barron.
810. TURTLE WHARVES AND SAILBOAT 1950s
2:50; B&W; silent; V-90 AA058; S. 828
This film shows sea turtles at Turtle Kra and a twin-masted sailboat underway.
TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING 1970
22:30; color; sound; V- 214 DA089, S.828
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at Sebring. It features Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jackie Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez and celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve McQueen, driving with a cast on his broken foot. Produced by Triangle Productions in association with the Automobile Racing Club of Florida.
812. TWENTY YEARS OF NASA September 11, 1978
4:43; color; sound; V-185 AA351; S.1239
This film provides a brief overview of the 20-year history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It includes historical footage of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs. There are scenes of a space walk, astronauts on the moon and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of July 1975 when Russian and American astronauts met in space for the first time. This film also features footage of the Space Shuttle riding piggyback on top of a Boeing 747. Produced by NASA.
813. TWO ON AN ISLAND 1960s
4:30; B&W; sound; V-43 AA097; S. 828
A young couple drives their Chevy Impala Convertible, towing an outboard motorboat, for a visit to Fort DeSoto Park. They enjoy the beach and the Fort, launch their boat at the public ramp, find a place to hang out feeding the gulls and tanning, and then return.
814. TYPE-A-MATIC 1950s
1:10; B&W; silent; V-75 AA147; S. 828
This film shows a demonstration of an early automatic typewriter. A person types a letter and the information is punched into a paper roll. The roll is played back like a player piano, and the punches trigger the typewriter. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
815. THE UNCONQUERED n.d.
12:40; color; sound; V-90 CA118; S. 828
This film shows contemporary American Indian life after a brief historical introduction. It shows a medicine man picking herbs and another man wrestling a gator in water. A powwow is held at Silver Springs and viewers see Ross Allen (herpetologist) and Will Rogers Jr. Produced by Silver Springs.
816. UNDER FLORIDA STARS 1960s
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; S. 828
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Marys River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are seen camping and posing with a dead deer as they joke with a Wildlife Officer. Two Boy Scouts canoe down the Suwannee and we see the paddle wheel replica Suwannee Belle. At one park, a guide feeds marshmallows to a gator to entertain a tour group. Finally, a young couple on their honeymoon camp on an island in the Keys. The film also shows Everglades National Park, Stephen Foster Memorial and Manatee Springs. There is great acoustic guitar music throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC, Thermos Products, Crosby Aeromarine and Johnson Motors.
817. UNDERWOOD COMMERCIAL 1970
2:15; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
Herbert F. Underwood of Underwood Jewelers Inc. speaks out against Florida's proposed Business Income Tax in two brief commercials. Sponsored by Citizens Against Florida Income Tax.
818. UNLOADING OYSTERS August 16, 1960
2:43; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 4)
This is home movie footage of young men shoveling oysters from a small boat into a wheel barrel. An older man stands on the dock and uses oyster tongs to scoop oysters out of the water. Two men haul lobster cages into a small boat off West Palm Beach. The Breakers Hotel can be seen in the background.
819. UNUSUAL WORLD OF FLORIDA n.d.
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos ( St. Augustine ), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with nice scenes of a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River. The Keys are shown, including divers in Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Marineland with a diver feeding dolphins, loggerheads underwater and laying eggs. Divers in Tarpon Springs and gator wrestling follow. A man catches a cobra by hand and milks venom. There is a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and an open house at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Produced by Beckley Films in cooperation with FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
820. US HIGHWAY 27 1960s
12:25; color; sound; V-72 BA126; S. 828 This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridan Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee, Stuckey's, Dogland, Williston and Castro Farms. Produced by Guided Tours.
821. U. S. SENATOR GARY HART 1983
9:30; color; sound; V-153 P93-013 This video begins with Hart's plane landing at the Tallahassee airport. Sen. Hart addresses his supporters at the airport regarding his bid for president in 1984. A couple of minutes at the end of the film show voting polls in Tallahassee and people voting. Videotaped by Bradley White.
822. VACATION March 1947
11:45; color; silent; V-177 H-11 This film shows a trip to Sarasota and the Ringling Circus. It shows a manatee in a small pool of water, elephants, horses, hippopotami and monkeys. It then moves on to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and nurseries.
823. A VERY SPECIAL PLACE n.d.
13:10; color; sound; V-63 BA091; S. 828 Anita Bryant and her husband go fishing off Marathon in the Keys. She puts on her makeup while hooks are baited. Throughout the film, they drink Coca-Cola and she pitches Tupperware. She lands a tarpon. The film shows Seven Mile Bridge. Produced by FDC.
824. VIBRATIONS: JULIAN BOND/ FRENCHTOWN/ PITTS & LEE MARCH 1982
24:11; color; sound, V-237 DA140; S.1239
This is footage from WFSU-TV's "Vibrations" program. Interviewer Lucias Gant talks with Georgia Sen. Julian Bond about civil rights issues. There is additional footage of Sen. Bond giving a speech. There is interview footage with the Leon County Director of Community Improvement discussing the Frenchtown Improvement Project. Members of Tallahassee's Bethel Baptist Church march to the Capitol in protest of the wrongful imprisonment of Freddie Lee Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
825. VICE PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN FLORIDA Early 1960s
8:00; B&W; sound; V-50 BA139; S. 828
Gov. Burns meets Lyndon Johnson and Sen. George Smathers as they disembark from an airplane. They go to Jacksonville University, where the vice president gets an honorary degree and speaks. They fly away in a Marine Corps helicopter that takes them to an Air Force base where Johnson makes a speech. He goes to St. Augustine, where he walks down a street and there is a cannon salute. There is no sound up to this point. Someone makes a speech about the restoration of St. Augustine. Johnson speaks on exploration, comparing the Spanish and space. He works the crowd and leaves in a limousine.
PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT NATIONAL GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE July 1963
25:55; B&W; sound; V-72 DA033; S. 828
This film starts with a military honor guard carrying an enormous cake into the gala dinner. Gov. Bryant cuts the cake and the speeches begin. Johnson's remarks include: unity of the United States, "omens of change in the climate between the East and West," a reference to the Cuban missile crisis ("a turning point in the entire Cold War"), winning the space race, doubling the nuclear warhead stockpile and a litany of recent military build-up, the rise of the economy, social programs, the environment and tax rates. Then, there is a plea to face the problems of human rights and the "inequality of our Negro citizens." It is a very strong speech for civil rights.
827. VICE PRESIDENT WALTER MONDALE 1983
18:41; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
This is video of Walter Mondale campaigning for the presidency at Lake Jackson , north of Tallahassee. It shows Mondale talking to a fisherman and then talking with Marjory Stoneman Douglas about environmental issues. Mondale addresses the pollution problem in Lake Jackson and argues that his legislation helped turn things around. He accuses the present administration of being "the most reckless, insensitive and uncaring group dealing with the environment we've ever had." Marjory Stoneman Douglas talks about environmental problems in Florida. Videotaped by Bradley White.
828. VIETNAM MEMORIAL 1982
20:09; color; sound; V-155 P93-013
This film shows the dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial in Tallahassee. The video begins with a parade made up of several military organizations and supporters. There are quick shots of speeches being made at the Capitol and Gov. Graham placing a wreath at the memorial. It shows Vietnam veterans as well as veterans for peace. The very end of the segment is an interview with a representative from the Salvation Army talking about the increase of transients, especially young white males. Videotaped by Bradley White.
829. A VIEW OF TALLAHASSEE early 1970s
4:31; color; silent; V-185 AA352; S.1239
This film contains aerial and street footage of Tallahassee. There are aerial scenes of Florida State University campus, including shots of Doak Campbell Stadium. The Capitol is seen prior to the construction of the tower and north and south wings. There is also footage of the Northwood Mall area with evidence of new construction underway on the Tallahassee Mall in the distance. The segment also contains footage of Tallahassee streets, including many of the government buildings in the area of the Capitol. The film ends with exterior footage of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital facility. Produced by WFSU-TV.
830. A VISIT TO AIRTRONICS INC. 1960s
4:25; B&W; sound; V-29 AA054; S. 828
This film shows the manufacturer of billiard balls, electronic instruments and a security system. The nervous company founder is the host. The film ends with "Thank you and may God bless you and direct you to Florida."
831. A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS 1962
13:38; B&W; sound; V-72 BA146; S. 828
This film was made when Busch Gardens was primarily a bird collection and plant garden. It shows the "longest single escalator in the world." Viewers also see the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, a geodesic dome (with screens) used as an aviary. The film is "narrated" in places by a parrot with a Spanish accent. Scenes of the bird act are next, followed by people posing with birds perched on them. Then, there is a sequence showing a multitude of elf statues. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.
832. VOTING IN LEON COUNTY August 25, 1976
11:25; color; sound, V-237 BA372; S.1239
Leon County Elections Supervisor Wilma Sullivan, comments on the voter registration process, voter records management and the transition to computer-based tracking methods in 1968. There is additional footage of voting machines, security measures, explanation of the absentee ballot voting methods and rules for participating in party primaries. Produced by WFSU-TV.
833. WAKULLA FLOOD 1975
3:52; color; silent; V-185 AA365; S.1239
This film features scenes of flood waters in the Wakulla River area. Two young boys wade in chest-deep water outside their home as other family members watch from the porch. There are several different shots of partially submerged homes, trailers, roads and boats. The segment ends with storm footage filmed from inside a vehicle and storm water in the streets. Produced by WFSU-TV.
834. WAKULLA SPRINGS #1 n.d.
7:36; B&W; silent; V-129 BA216; S.1239
This film shows the spring through a glass-bottom boat, wildlife and plant life along the shore of the spring. Produced by WFSU-TV.
835. WAKULLA SPRINGS #2 1970s
9:33; color; sound; V-129 BA217; S.1239
The manager of Wakulla Springs talks about Ed Ball and Wakulla Springs. He also gives a short history of the springs. Produced by WFSU-TV.
836. WAKULLA SPRINGS October 11,1971
9:45; color; silent; V-160 WV-6
Two divers descend to the cave entrance. There is a view from inside the cave as divers swim in with lights. The divers measure a mastodon tusk and bone on the cave floor and swim out. The divers swim to a ledge near pipes, a view of the cliff face (eastern lip), fish and vegetation. Then, the film shows turtles (Suwannee Cooters) among submerged tree branches, fish along the bottom and a view of a motorboat from underwater. Viewers see a sunken tree on the north edge of the bowl, a school of small fish in vegetation, gar, flounder, bass near "bee tree" and eel.
837. WAKULLA SPRINGS HOTEL January 16, 1973
18:30; color; silent; V-159 WV-2
This film features scenes of wildlife along the river. Two men in a small outboard chew up the bottom and get stuck while towing the boat with the camera. The film shows a flock of ducks on the water near the beach, a man picking up trash along the shoreline at the bridge spanning the river, and more birdlife shots. Then, there is a series of poor underwater shots as a cameraman is dragged along behind a boat.
838. WAKULLA SPRINGS HOTEL FIRE early 1940s
4:15; B&W; silent; V-159 WV-12
As the roof of the Wakulla Springs Lodge burns, firefighters arrive and go to work. There is furniture scattered along the grounds and more being lowered from the roof of the patio room. Soldiers assist in the efforts. Viewers see a fire truck at the water's edge and sailors with fire hoses. There are views of the damage done after the fire was put out.
839. WAKULLA SPRING SCENES AND INAUGURATION 1945
5:03; color; silent; V-158 WV-3
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. There is a parade with soldiers and WACS.
SPRINGS & WWII TROOP MANEUVERS 1940s
16:39; color; silent; V-158 WV-4
In this film, Army troops practice swamp slogging through cypress swamp, make a human chain across the river, crawl on their bellies, and use weeds and Spanish moss for camouflage. The film shows troops firing machine guns, sniping from trees and swimming assault across the river. There are smoke screens and explosions on the water as the troops hit the shore. There are more shots of the machine gun team on shore, followed by scenes of the troops swimming with bamboo poles as floats. Troops with guns and helmets practice ducking under on cue as they swim across the river. They float gear across using tent canvas and poles for rafts. An amphibious vehicle tows troops in the water. Soldiers jump from a tower, swim through flames on the water, set off smoke bombs and swim through more flames. Next, they practice jumping from the deck of a rusty derelict ship (possibly at Carrabelle). The action then moves back to Wakulla for soldiers posing in camouflage uniforms and more wading across the river.
841. WAKULLA SPRINGS AND WWII TRAINING 1940s
9:12; color and B&W; silent; V-160 WV-5
This film shows military maneuvers with men in full battle gear jumping from the dive tower, assaulting the beach, setting the spring on fire and swimming through flames. This portion is in color. There are black and white scenes of Newton Perry and a woman fishing underwater, followed by tarpon club women at the beach. There are scenes of a mock battle with large explosions. There are color scenes of a two-man team with carrier pigeons sending a message from a bombed-out building.
842. WAKULLA UNDERWATER n.d.
8:45; color; silent; V-159 WV-7
Two divers swim under the ledge. The film shows vegetation, large catfish on the bottom, turtles, suckerfish, divers in the bowl, flounder, anhinga, schools of small fish and gar.
843. WAKULLA SPRINGS/FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 1950s
14:00; color; sound; V-36 WV-13
This film begins by giving a brief history of Wakulla Springs. There are scenes at the spring of tourists, wildlife, archery, beauty contests, synchronized swimming and underwater photography. Produced by Florida Department of Natural Resources.
844. WAKULLA SPRINGS/WALLY AND WINSTON n.d.
14:40; color; sound; V-36 WV-17
Two divers identified as Wally and Winston explore Wakulla Springs. There are views of fossils and artifacts that were found in the spring and scenes of wildlife in and around the spring. Produced by Florida Department of Natural Resources.
845. WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK 1960s
5:33; color; sound, V-243 S. 1825 Box 1, #3
This film discusses the history of Washington Oaks State Park and the surrounding area. There is a tour of the park's facilities and recreational areas. The film has great color quality. There are plenty of wildlife and nature scenes. It also contains footage from Flagler Beach State Park. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
846. WATER CROQUET August 5, 1963
1:00; B&W; silent; V-118 AA042; S. 828
Two young couples with mallets try to knock large rubber balls through floating wickets as glass-bottom boats pass in the background.
847. WATER HYACINTH: THE SILENT AGGRESSOR March 30, 1977
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500 S1187 #2
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth experts such as Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Resources and researchers from the University of Florida describe the plant's reproductive and adaptive characteristics. The film shows researchers in South America looking for natural predators of hyacinth to import to the United States as a method of control. The film also touches upon the threat the waterborne weed poses to the Florida citrus and fishing industries. Produced by the US Department of Agriculture.
WATERS OF DESTINY Late 1950s
25:50; color; sound; V-106 DA046; S. 828
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District "tamed" the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods makes this a compelling film. The piece ends by showing off the manpower and equipment used to change Florida's environment, with all good intentions. Wildlife photography is by E.W. Dutton. Waters of Destiny was filmed in Kodachrome.
849. WATER SKI FUN! 1950s 14:00; color; sound; V-118 CA160; S. 828 Television personality Tommy Bartlett introduces this film about water skiing . The action takes place at Sunshine Springs and Gardens where there is a ski show including a clown on a chair on a disc. Viewers also see speedboats that jump a ramp and end their performance by running up on land. A family gets lessons, including underwater shots of takeoff.
850. WATER SKIING IN SWIMMING POOL 1960s 1:30; color; silent; V-53 AA094; S. 828 A series of tricks are done on skis in a swimming pool. A winch winds the rope and pulls skiers the length of the pool. They take off from the high dive, ski on a disk and slalom.
851. WATERFRONT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT 1950s
2:35; B&W; silent; V-233 AA416; S. 1239
This is footage of a waterfront housing development construction site. It starts with aerial footage of the site, which is located on a small island key. Then, there are scenes of gas pipe lines, dirt roads and various panoramic shots. The location is unknown.
852. WATERGATE EXPERT 1977
10:02; color; sound; V-187 BA243; S.1239
Joseph Harrison, a Florida State University professor and expert on the Watergate scandal, discusses the impact Watergate has had on American politics. He recalls his close interaction with the prosecution team during the investigation and recounts listening to the infamous Watergate tapes. He remarks that recommendations made by the Watergate Committee have gone unheeded. The segment ends with silent footage of Watergate ephemera from Harrison's office. Produced by WFSU-TV.
853. WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER Late 1950s
24:11; B&W; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
854. WEEKI WACHEE 1950s
5:15; color; silent; V-107 AA183; S. 828
This film shows the bowl area at Weeki Wachee with swimmers and a jungle cruise boat. Some shots show the boat dock and the roof of the underwater theater. There are no underwater shots.
855. WEEKI WACHEE CLIP June 14, 1962
0:55; B&W; silent; V-118 AA188; S. 828
A man drives an underwater propulsion vehicle towing a woman astride a giant Seahorse and holding an American flag.
856. WEEKI WACHEE SCENES January 15, 1964
2:16; B&W; silent; V-118 AA186; S. 828
This film has above-water and underwater scenes of the mermaids at Weeki Wachee.
857. THE WEEK THAT FLEW December 2, 1966
14:22; color; sound; V-118 CA227; S. 828
A group of industrial and financial writers is given a look at industrial Florida on a tour sponsored by the FDC. They leave New York City on a National Airlines jet and go to Tallahassee. The film shows the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Burns, aerials of Jacksonville, street views, and St. Pete/Tampa business exteriors. Viewers also see Cypress Gardens, Cape Kennedy, Fort Lauderdale waterways, a University of Miami football game, Miami Serpentarium and the University of Miami campus. The film ends with scenes of a nightclub show.
858. THE WELLSPRINGS PART I 1970s
26:25; color; sound; V-217 S. 1825 Box 4, #1
This film addresses the important role Florida's mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands and estuaries play in acting as natural storm barriers, as well as supporting and maintaining a flourishing marine and bird habitat. There are extensive wildlife scenes, scenes of Florida's coral reef and footage of shrimp fisherman.
859. THE WELLSPRINGS PART II 1970s
33:30; color; sound; V- 217 S. 1825 Box 4, #2
Part two of this film addresses the mangrove tree's singular ability to balance the wetland ecosystem. The destructive effect of flood canals, drainage channels and dredging is discussed in detail.
860. WEST GERMANY 1960s
1:28; B&W; silent; V-185 AA376
This film opens with West German soldiers patrolling the German border with a german shepherd. Then, two American soldiers are shown. There are shots of a group of German youths carrying banners and flags in a parade. A military inspection of soldiers is conducted. A large group of people are shown standing in a field. The film closes with scenes of a man making a speech at night. Produced by Telenews.
861. WEST OF THE SUN n.d.
14:20; color; sound; V-126 CA141; S. 828
This film is all about West Palm Beach. It shows a powerboat race and other outdoor activities. There are scenes of an Easter play and Flagler's home, Whitehall. Viewers also see the Norton Gallery of Art and the West Palm Beach Science Museum and Planetarium. There are scenes of construction, industrial buildings, citrus processing, cultural activities, pari-mutuels and ubiquitous local amenities. Produced by McLeod Films; sponsored by West Palm Beach Public Information Department.
862. WFSU TV - FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE TOM ADAMS; AIRCRAFT; EVERGLADES
15:50; B&W; sound and silent; V-193 CA265; S.1239
This is a work film from WFSU-TV consisting of three segments. The first segment features Florida Secretary of State Tom Adams commenting on the reorganization of the Florida Secretary of State's office. This segment has some audio distortion from magnetic sound stripe deterioration. In the second segment, Bill Ealand of Seminole Flying Services demonstrates a landing in a twin-engine Beechcraft. The camera pans over his shoulder as he explains the function of various instruments and controls in the cockpit while in flight. The final segment is silent footage of two officers of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission on an airboat in the Everglades. They are spraying the water with what appears to be pest control chemicals. Produced by WFSU-TV.
863. WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL January 19, 1975
9:10; color; sound; V-188 BA248; S.1239
The University of Illinois "Whiz Kids" participate in a benefit game sponsored by the Tallahassee Disabled Citizens of Action. A representative from the Tallahassee group comments on hardships the physically-challenged face in their daily lives, such as architectural barriers and societal prejudices. Other wheelchair-related activities such as square dancing, archery, football and stair climbing are also shown. A short interview with the "Whiz-Kids" coach concludes the segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
864. WHEELS IN THE SUN 1950s
11:45; B&W; sound; V-80 BA018; S. 828
This film tells the story of Pinellas County breaking away from Hillsborough County and developing its own government, industry and style. There is a nice sequence of an old car and land sale, followed by scenes of diving in Tarpon Springs. The film also shows Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Sunshine Skyway. Homes, neighborhoods, shopping areas, schools and industries are shown. The narration has an odd meter. Produced by Nationwide Pictures and H.K. Carrington; sponsored by Pinellas Industry Council.
865. WHEN YOU NEED IT BAD, WE'VE GOT IT GOOD 1970s
14:30; color; sound; V-80 CA016; S. 828
This film uses a lively jingle, stock footage of northern snow scenes and quick cuts of everything you can find in Florida. This is the ultimate in packing every aspect of Florida into a single film. The beginning has a sequence of old photos of famous visitors to Florida, then proceeds to take the genre to the limit. Produced by A&R Films.
866. WHERE THE BIG BASS BITE n.d.
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with its sports, services, recreation facilities, educational offering, homes, shopping and civic celebration. The latter has a demonstration jump by the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Produced by Beckley Films; sponsored by FDC and Leesburg Chamber of Commerce.
867. WHOLESOME 1960S FLORIDA 1960s
29:30; B&W; silent and sound; V-194 EA032; S.1239
This film opens with footage of various dairy products in production at Bassett's Dairy (silent). Next, officials of the Florida Department of Agriculture inspect petroleum samples in a laboratory (silent). Another Department of Agriculture official makes a surprise inspection of a Publix grocery store where he weighs meat products and measures milk products. The Leon County Public Library Bookmobile circulates books to browsers in a Winn-Dixie parking lot. The film also includes footage of the old Leon County Public Library location on Monroe Street. The interior, exterior, Florida Room and library staff are featured. Gov. LeRoy Collins explains his opposition to legalized gambling in Florida, calling it a "poison" that encourages corruption and immorality to spread in the wholesome communities of the state. He comments that, "You can't make a house cleaner by encouraging the people who live in it to like dirt." Next, several dolphins are removed from a small viewing tank and loaded into trucks where they are wrapped in water-drenched blankets. They are moved to a larger habitat where they are released. The film ends with Florida Comptroller Dickenson, who remarks on his involvement with the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission. Produced by WFSU-TV.
868. HOSEA WILLIAMS 1970s
7:46; color; sound; V- 218 BA431; S.1239
This film is interview and speech footage of civil rights leader Hosea Williams speaking at Bethel Family Baptist Church in Tallahassee. The speech footage has many rough editing splices that impact the aesthetics of the film. However, the content is still quite profound and moving. An interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
869. WILLISTON FESTIVAL 1970s
2:12; color; silent; V-118 AA215; S. 828
This film features scenes in Williston in the 1970s. Footage includes a fish fry and a water ski show.
870. WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA n.d.
21:25; color; sound; V-81 CA022; S. 828
The narration of this film justifies Miami Seaquarium as "educational," and asserts that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. The staff veterinarian describes the diet and medical care of the animals. He describes the animals' need for companionship and training methods. The film shows collection of reef specimens. Rare finds are identified with the help of the University of Miami. Habitat areas in the attraction are shown. Viewers see orcas, sharks and dolphins. Produced by Tel-Air Interests.
871. WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA 1960s
21:45; color; sound; V-152 DA-71; S. 828
This is a film produced by Tel-Air Interests Inc. on Miami's Seaquariam. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. He reports that the aquarium is great because it protects them from sharks. There are scenes of a veterinarian treating animals. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." Dolphins.
872. WINGED FOOT WONDERS 1960s
16:52; color; sound; V-223 CA317; S. 828
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens ' Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. Several styles of skiing are featured with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
873. WINN-DIXIE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MR. COOK 1970s
2:00; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
A group of Winn-Dixie clerks, singing the Winn-Dixie theme song, gather around a woman. Pretending to remove her clothing, including a bra and underwear with "WD" printed on them, the men disperse, leaving the supposedly naked woman holding a Winn-Dixie sign in front of her. This film was apparently made for a Mr. Cook's birthday, and is a humorous piece.
874. THE WINNING RIDE n.d.
17:40; color; sound; V-81 CA101; S. 828
The head of this film is missing. The film describes the Daytona Speedway and Daytona 500, showing cars prepared in garages on the site. Viewers see practice and time trials. Drivers Roger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Lee Petty and Richard Petty are seen. Trials result in several accidents. Rain delays the race and the first 10 laps are run under a yellow flag to dry the track. Tiny Lund is the winning driver. Fords place in the first five positions. Produced by Dynamic Productions ; sponsored by Firestone.
875. WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL 1960s
11:06; color; sound, V-234 BA432; S. 828 Winter Park's beautiful Park Avenue is transformed into an outdoor art bazaar during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Zany music accompanies the footage and narration, giving the film a great nostalgic feel. There are additional scenes of the Beaux Arts Ball and footage of the Central Florida Community Orchestra and Orlando Ballet Company performing in the park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
876. WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW Late
28:32; color; sound; V-93 DA043; S. 828
Sydney N. Berry, narrator for the Guided Tours films, was executive producer for this one. It is possibly the most thorough look at a community of any FDC film of this type. Made in the late 1950s, it takes the viewer inside many types of stores and businesses, showing what commerce, fashion and fun were like in those days. The cars, the colors, the vignettes, the people and the architecture are wonderful to see. Produced by Robert M. Carson Productions ; sponsored by Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
877. WOMEN'S AIR RACE June 18, 1963
1:02; B&W; sound; V-53 AA078; S. 828
This film shows several women pilots and their airplanes on the ground. No one is identified. No racing or flying is shown.
878. WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS PR FILM 1957
15:00; B&W; sound; V-106 CA196; S. 828
This film starts with exteriors of FSU, showing buildings and students on the way to class. Then, there is an interview with Captain Eleanor P. Hutchins, Commanding Officer, Women's Army Corps Detachment at Fort McPherson, Georgia . The interview is done by the Dean of Women, Katherine Warren.
879. WONDER-FULL LAKELAND 1960s
13:05; color; sound; V-56 CA108; S. 828
This film shows life in Lakeland. It includes spring training with the Detroit Tigers, churches, schools, public recreation facilities, archery, water skiing, industry and phosphate mining. Viewers see Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, a rodeo and Florida Southern College with its Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings.
880. WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN 1960s
14:45; color; sound; V-83 CA076; S. 828
A newlywed couple in a red Mustang convertible pull up at a motel in Winter Haven to start the film's look at the area. The film shows the Florida Citrus Showcase (a domed building) and local amenities. The couple tries skeet shooting. A fellow shooter is in a wheelchair. They see elderly people playing shuffleboard. They go for an airplane ride for the aerial views and are boating when an airboat goes by, then stops to give them a ride. Later they fish, then see Cypress Gardens and try skiing. The film ends with a cookout with other young couples and a jingle. Homilies and philosophical comments are interspersed throughout the script. Produced by Mercury Productions.
881. WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA 1960s
14:10; B&W; sound; V-214 CA318; S. 828
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida . Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced by Beckley Films in conjunction with the Florida Development Commission.
882. WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA FASHIONS 1960s
5:04; B&W; sound; V-42 AA093; S. 828
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
883. WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS Late 1960s
13:10; color; sound; V-106 CA015; S. 828
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boat, they have a glass of orange juice before they take off their gear. Two springboard divers demonstrate technique. One of them is a champion. The other is a clown. An interview with Chris Sparks, a swimming coach, tells how orange juice is important for performance. Two young swimmers give testimony to orange juice. .Synchronized swimmers are shown under the end titles. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by Florida Citrus Commission.
LARGEST SUNDAE August 8, 1963
:44; B&W; silent AA504, V- 234 S. 1239
Contestants in the Little Miss Universe contest voraciously devour "the World's Largest Sundae" floating atop a small raft in the pool of the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach. In the process, they end up coating themselves in chocolate and digging into the desert with their bare hands. When they have finished, Chef Casey Sinkeldam woefully inspects the remnants of his creation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
885. THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND n.d.
13:36; B&W; sound; V-56 BA082; S. 828
This film starts with a title sequence over fireworks, then moves to aerials of Miami Beach hotels. It shows all the fun to be had, including great nightclub stage show sequences. It also shows the Orange Bowl, a hydroplane race, horse and dog races and Jai-Alai. The narrator says "scuba diving" at one point. Viewers see other recreation, attractions and fishing. The film closes with a shot of the moon over Miami.
886. WORLD TOW GLIDER CHAMPIONSHIP n.d.
5:00; color; sound; V-42 AA010; S. 828
This film gives a description of the sport and then shows the competition at Cypress Gardens as the kite gliders are towed by a boat until they reach an altitude of 500 feet. Then, the kite is released and the pilot must perform maneuvers and hit a target. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
887. WORLD'S WINTER STRAWBERRY CAPITAL n.d.
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; S. 828
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, library, hospital and youth center. The film also shows Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, beaches and finally some strawberry fields with harvesters at work. Produced by Don Parisher.
888. YOU GOT TO SEE FLORIDA 1950s
23:45; color; sound; V-56 DA028; S. 828
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muckland and mentions imported grass from India. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studios, purple galinules, gators and lots of wild flowers with butterflies are shown. Next are bellowing alligators, white ibis, blue heron, coots, rails, egret and green heron. Viewers see Seminoles spear fishing, in a village grinding corn and cooking with a baby in a hammock. Phosphate mining, shelling on Sanibel Island, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon fishing in the mangroves, bass fishing, parrots, the University of Miami and Bok Tower are shown. This is a beautiful Kodachrome print. Sponsored by Gulf Oil.
SKELTON DAY July 11, 1948
7:38; B&W; silent; V-194 FLBA004; Media 1979-10
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion, held at the Tampa, Florida Airport. The US Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane tows a banner that reads "It's here — Fort Pitt Beer!!" For the finale Betty Skelton climbs inside a modified North American P-51 Mustang and zips around showing off her flight technique. When she lands she is presented with a bundle of flowers as she speaks to a crowd of spectators. Produced by Tampa Home Movie.
890. SCENES OF THE EVERGLADES 1928
40:22; B&W; silent; N2009-2
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 to illustrate the exotic environment found in the Everglades. Brinkley lived among the Seminole Indians for a few months. He later used the film in a traveling show that included a live caged bear and himself dressed as a Seminole Indian. Photographed by William B. Feeland, the film contains some of the earliest moving footage of Seminole Indians. Beginning with panoramic shots of vegetation, waterways, and abandoned structures, the film also includes footage of wildlife such as an owl, raccoons, water moccasins, alligators, deer, a wild turkey, and a bear climbing a cabbage palm. Scenes of Seminole life in the Everglades center on Camp Californee. The scenes include two women grinding corn, followed by close-ups of their clothing. Seminole women and children are shown in chickees. Views of the landscape include orange groves and crops in the field, as well as Seminoles walking through the forest and canoe travel. A family is shown returning from a hunt with the father presenting a brace of raccoons. Another man wrestles an alligator in a grass clearing. Men are shown spear fishing from dugout canoes. An elderly man prepares for the green corn dance. A woman identified as Princess Shimpollhiee is shown in a dugout canoe. Chief Josie Billie is seen, followed by the Catfish Dance around a fire. Other dances filmed include the Sun Dance, Turtle Dance, and Buffalo Dance. Men, women, and children are shown playing a vigorous game of Seminole stick ball, followed by close-up views of the victors. The film ends with more scenes of the Everglades landscape and wildlife.
TAYLOR AND DIXIE COUNTY LOGGING late 1930s and early 1940s
7:54; color; silent
This rare home movie footage was shot in color by Charles L. “Buster” Borklund, Jr. in Taylor and Dixie counties during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Borklund, an avid photographer, was an employee of Brooks Scanlon Lumber Company for 37 years, serving in many capacities, including timekeeper, paymaster, and commissary operator. This important film shows many of the processes involved in early 20th century logging operations, while also illustrating the inherent dangers surrounding this difficult work. Scenes include loggers using two person cross-cut saws and axes to fell a tree. A timber killing crew is shown girding and killing a large cypress before marking it for removal. Timber cutting crews are shown using steam powered overhead skidders to pull logs through the forest. A signal man is shown followed by men attaching skidder tongs to a log. A man is filmed hanging from the tongs and riding over a large pile of logs. Caterpillar type crawler tractors are filmed pulling logs through the swamps. A steam powered crane loader is shown loading logs on a flatbed rail car. A clamshell crane is filmed dumping earth into open rail cars in preparation for a new railroad bed. A group of track layers are shown riding a small motorized track maintenance car and adjusting newly laid railroad tracks. The “camp scavenger, Old John” is filmed riding on a horse drawn wagon. Later scenes include footage of an axe salesman demonstrating the quality of his goods by shaving a man with an axe in front of an audience of loggers. The loggers try out the axe by chopping wood, followed by footage of the salesman enthusiastically chopping a large log. The film closes with scenes of a deer and a fawn running about the logging camp.