6 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Contributor contains "Cypress Gardens"
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A SPECIAL DESTINATION

A SPECIAL DESTINATION

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
CYPRESS GARDENS

CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
n.d.
Description
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.
Collection
CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

Date
n.d.
Description
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.
Collection
CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
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.
Collection
World Tow Glider Championship

World Tow Glider Championship

Date
1979 (circa)
Description
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. Australian Steve Moyes is the 1974 World Champion Tow Glider. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
A SPECIAL DESTINATION A SPECIAL DESTINATION Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
Zoos
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CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Birds
Flowers
Gardens
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS Amusement parks
Attractions
Conquistadors (Portrayals)
Golf
Native Americans (Portrayals)
Piano
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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World Tow Glider ChampionshipWorld Tow Glider ChampionshipAttractions
Competitions
Kites
Recreation
Tow gliders
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