|A Great Floridian||A Great Floridian||African American history|
A Great Floridian
- This film provides a history of Gov. LeRoy Collins, from birth to 1981. The introduction is by Burt Reynolds and there are tributes by others throughout the film. It covers civil rights in the South and Gov. Collins' role. It has good footage of the Collins family, the Selma demonstrations, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Collins' home on Dog Island.
|Burt Reynolds Day in Tallahassee/ Ballet ||Burt Reynolds Day in Tallahassee/ Ballet ||Ballet |
Burt Reynolds Day in Tallahassee/ Ballet
- 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 Csonka 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.
|MAIN STREET FLORIDA ||MAIN STREET FLORIDA ||Amusement parks|
MAIN STREET FLORIDA
- 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.