131 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Contributor contains "Florida Development Commission"
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World's Largest Sundae

World's Largest Sundae

Date
23231
Description
Contestants in the Little Miss Universe contest voraciously devour the World's Largest Sundae floating atop a small raft in the pool of the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach. In the process, they end up coating themselves in chocolate and digging into the dessert with their bare hands. When they have finished, Chef Casey Sinkeldam woefully inspects the remnants of his creation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
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WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida. Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced by Beckley Films in conjunction with the Florida Development Commission.
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WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
Sydney N. Berry, narrator for the Guided Tours films, was executive producer for this one. It is possibly the most thorough look at a community of any FDC film of this type. Made in the late 1950s, it takes the viewer inside many types of stores and businesses, showing what commerce, fashion and fun were like in those days. The cars, the colors, the vignettes, the people and the architecture are wonderful to see. Produced by Robert M. Carson Productions; sponsored by Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
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WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Winter Park's beautiful Park Avenue is transformed into an outdoor art bazaar during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Zany music accompanies the footage and narration, giving the film a great nostalgic feel. There are additional scenes of the Beaux Arts Ball and footage of the Central Florida Community Orchestra and Orlando Ballet Company performing in the park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Winged Foot Wonders

Winged Foot Wonders

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. The film features several styles of skiing, with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Where the Big Bass Bite

Where the Big Bass Bite

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with its sports, services, recreation facilities, educational offering, homes, shopping and civic celebration. The latter has a demonstration jump by the Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. Produced by Beckley Films; sponsored by FDC and Leesburg Chamber of Commerce.
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Unusual World of Florida

Unusual World of Florida

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with nice scenes of a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River. The Keys are shown, including divers in Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Marineland with a diver feeding dolphins, loggerheads underwater and laying eggs. Divers in Tarpon Springs and gator wrestling follow. A man catches a cobra by hand and milks venom. There is a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and an open house at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Produced by Beckley Films in cooperation with FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
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Type-a-matic

Type-a-matic

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows a demonstration of an early automatic typewriter. A person types a letter and the information is punched into a paper roll. The roll is played back like a player piano, and the punches trigger the typewriter. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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TOMORROW'S TREASURES

TOMORROW'S TREASURES

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
This film presents the story of oceanographic research in the state of Florida , "the oceanographic center of the universe." It starts with a message from Gov. Claude Kirk and features commentary from John H. Perry Jr. of President Johnson's Advisory Council of Oceanography. There are shots of Perry's miniature "cubmarine" and scenes from the numerous state and federal agencies that conduct oceanographic research in the state. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
World's Largest SundaeWorld's Largest SundaeBeauty pageants/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/largestsunday.jpg
Wonderful World of Florida FashionsWonderful World of Florida FashionsBeauty pageant contestants
Fashion
Garment industry
Promotional films
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WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA American alligator
Art
Attractions
Museums
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tourism
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WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW Architecture
Economic conditions
Fashion
Industry
Promotional films
Recreation
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WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL Art
Ballet
Festivals
Orchestras
Promotional films
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Winged Foot WondersWinged Foot WondersAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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Where the Big Bass BiteWhere the Big Bass BiteBeaches
Boats
Cattle industry
Citrus industry
Education
Fishing
Industries
Recreation
Water skiing
Water sports
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Unusual World of FloridaUnusual World of FloridaAirboats
American alligator
Agriculture
Chrysanthemum
Dolphins
Flowers
Promotional films
Reptiles
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Snakes
Steamboats
Swamp buggies
Transportation
Turtles
Wildlife
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Type-a-matic Type-a-matic Automatic typewriters
Typewriters
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TOMORROW'S TREASURES TOMORROW'S TREASURES Oceanography
Promotional films
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