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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES
- 1957 (circa)
- 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.