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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Contributor contains "Robert Leahy Studios"
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Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread on a spinning wheel. Several guitarist-singers perform. The audience joins in with a choir for a robust version of "Give Me That Olde Time Religion." Herta and David Marshall put "The Lord's Prayer" to music. Old Town resident Tom Chaires describes life on the Suwannee River and the Amigo Male Singers and Stanton High School choir perform songs. Produced by the Robert Leahy Studio.
Collection
Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion, making the commentary nearly inaudible. Oklahoma Creek Indian and famed artist Fred Beaver performs native dances with a rattle and encourages the audience to participate as he chants. This film also features a variety of folk dances, including a young group of girls who blend ballerina technique with a folk dance. There are also Filipino dancers from the University of Florida as well as square dancers. Toshiko Mishima, a Japanese-American singer, performs a lilting ballad. Later, whip-cracker and Gainesville native Claude Sheppard demonstrates tricks. The segment ends with Czech dancers performing the Beseda dance to accordion music by Jerry Psenka. There is some film deterioration at the start and end of the film, but the middle segment is clean. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
Collection
The Orange: Fruit of Life

The Orange: Fruit of Life

Date
n.d.
Description
This film chronicles the history of oranges, beginning with animation showing that, "Once upon a time... a miracle occurred and the first orange was born." Then, actors in Spanish costume eat oranges in the oldest-budded orange grove in America, near St. Augustine. Actors dressed as "Indians" jog through the trees carrying oranges and dance. Next, authentic Seminoles eat oranges, followed by more shots of the "Indians." Then, viewers see African-Americans loading barrels of oranges on a floating dock. A great train sequence follows, showing Florida East Coast Railroad Engine No. 153, as a load of oranges is picked up from a horse-drawn wagon. The rest of the film is processing and packaging. Produced by Robert Leahy Studios; sponsored by Minute Maid.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Pageants
Promotional films
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The Orange: Fruit of LifeThe Orange: Fruit of LifeAfrican Americans
Citrus
Citrus industry
Conquistadors (Portrayals)
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Trains
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