|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.
|Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration||Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration||Governors--Florida|
Governor LeRoy Collins Inauguration
- Governor LeRoy Collins makes a speech from his den about his goals and Florida's role as a state on the "threshold of greatness." 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. 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. 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.
|Museum a Circus Built ||Museum a Circus Built ||Art|
Museum a Circus Built
- 1950 (circa)
- This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mable 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.
|Sailfish City||Sailfish City||Boating|
- 1950 (circa)
- 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.
|THE GREAT ADVENTURE ||THE GREAT ADVENTURE ||College sports|
THE GREAT ADVENTURE
- 1953 (circa)
- 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.