|Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration ||Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration ||African Americans |
Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration
- 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.
|GASPARILLA DAY - COLER ||GASPARILLA DAY - COLER ||Attractions|
GASPARILLA DAY - COLER
- 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.
|GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON ||GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON ||Economic conditions |
GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA FAIR LUNCHEON
- 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.