8 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Contributor contains "LeRoy Crooks"
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Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Date
1963
Description
This film gives an overview of the State Legislature, showing opening ceremonies and swearing in of new legislators by Florida Supreme Court justices B.K. Roberts and Millard Caldwell. Viewers see speeches given at joint session with a rousing address by Governor Farris Bryant. The film describes the jobs of various members of the Legislature, showing legislators going about their daily tasks. There are scenes of bills being argued and voted on. There are scenes of Governor Bryant signing a bill and giving a press conference. There are also excerpts showing the news media of the day. There is footage of the wives' galleries and behind-the-scenes workers. The film ends with the traditional handkerchief drop, "sine die," signaling the end of session. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and Leroy Crooks.
Collection
David of Sarasota

David of Sarasota

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sailor Circus; Ringling Brothers Circus; Emmett Kelly; artists Ben Stahl, Thornton Outes and Sid Solomon; author John D. McDonald and historian Arnold Toynbee. The film also shows outdoor recreation. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce.
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Florida: Moonport USA

Florida: Moonport USA

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
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FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
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Florida's Canal Main Street

Florida's Canal Main Street

Date
1965 (circa)
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage of flooding in March 1960 and an enemy submarine threat sequence. President Johnson sets off the first blast in construction. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC and the Canal Authority of Florida.
Collection
GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN

GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN

Date
n.d.
Description
This film starts with underwater footage of reef life, then shows sport fishing and the work of a boat captain. He fishes for bait and uses a depth recorder to find the right spot to fish. Viewers see underwater shots of amberjack hitting the bait. The film also shows fishing for sailfish and how to prepare mullet as bait. There is great underwater footage of the exhausted sailfish as it is brought to the boat and then released. Produced by Florida Film Studios Inc. (Leroy Crooks); sponsored by FDC.
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ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a speedboat race. A man and woman lounge among dozens of alligators at an alligator farm. There are many scenes of streets and buildings. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
Collection
The Case for the Canal

The Case for the Canal

Date
1970
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Challenge Accepted Challenge Accepted Debate
Florida Supreme Court
Governors--Florida
Politicians
Politics
Speeches
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David of SarasotaDavid of SarasotaAmusement parks
Artists
Attractions
Bands
Circuses
Museums
Orchestras
Recreation
Theater
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Florida: Moonport USAFlorida: Moonport USAAerospace industry
Astronauts
Space program
Space race
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FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Aerospace industry
Attractions
Automobile racing
Fishing
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
Transportation
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Florida's Canal Main StreetFlorida's Canal Main StreetEconomic conditions
Drainage
Flood control--Florida
Governors--Florida
Promotional films
Canals
Inland waterways
Construction
Infrastructure
Cold War
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GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN Boating
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Underwater photography
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ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY American alligator
Beaches
Boat racing
Boating
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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The Case for the CanalThe Case for the CanalEconomic conditions
Drainage
Flood control-Florida
Phosphate industry
Promotional films
Tourism
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