18 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Airplanes "
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AERODEX

AERODEX

Date
1963-11-06
Description
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Betty Skelton Day, 1948

Betty Skelton Day, 1948

Date
1948-07-11
Description
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the Women's International Aerobatic Champion, held at the Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa, Florida. The U.S. Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane tows a banner that reads "It's here - Fort Pitt Beer!!" For the finale Betty Skelton climbs inside a modified North American P-51 Mustang and zips around showing off her flying technique. When Skelton lands, she is presented with a bundle of flowers as she speaks to a crowd of spectators. Produced by Tampa Home Movie.
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Billy Lundy, Civil War Vet

Billy Lundy, Civil War Vet

Date
1955
Description
This film's first scenes are of Bill Lundy, a Civil War veteran, on his 107th birthday. He is seen posing with a birthday cake and a small group of women and men in uniform. Next, wearing an Air Force helmet and flight suit, Lundy poses beside an Air Force jet fighter and its pilot. He is shown holding an old rifle as another man holds a machine gun. The next pose is with two Women in the Air Force (WAFs). The final scene shows Lundy with a bomber plane and its crew.
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BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE

BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
In this film, a seaplane flies over, lands on the water and then takes off again. Viewers see men and children around a fishing camp, tents and people camping on the bank of a river.
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BOMBING DEMONSTRATION

BOMBING DEMONSTRATION

Date
1950
Description
Civilians and uniformed men are seen on a grandstand. A military band playing near the grandstand is shown. Viewers see a podium and three silver bombs or fuel pods on display nearby. There are more shots of men in the grandstand and then a brief shot of a Twin-Engine Beech flying over. A military man speaks at the podium and then there are several explosions in a field, followed by smoke from the explosions blowing across the ground. This was found in the middle of roll BA013.
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

Date
1966-07-01
Description
This film is footage of an International Stewardess Contest. The girls pose, frolic and visit Miami Seaquarium, home of television star Flipper. They go to a beauty shop. The contest begins later that evening. The winner is from Guatemala. The film also shows Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and Miami Beach Mayor Elliot Roosevelt.
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Kissimmee: Cow Capital of Florida

Kissimmee: Cow Capital of Florida

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys. The film shows the "World's Most Unique Monument," which is a structure built of concrete and colorful stones. Viewers see scenes of shuffleboard and footage of M.P. Mickler & Sons, manufacturers of fruit boxes. The film shows their yard, milling and assembly. Viewers then see the Kiwanis "Whipping Post," where some men pretend to be whipped. Following that are exteriors of a store advertising rodeo tickets and a scene of children wearing cowboy hats. The children are seen singing along with two women playing accordion and bass fiddle in the library. Then, there is an outdoor sing-along for adults. Next is "Lions in Action," where Lions Club members dressed as cowboys put men in a pillory. The Cattlemen's Store is seen next, where they sell "western" clothing, including gaudy ties. The film then shows "Snake Village and Alligator Farm." Viewers see exteriors with a boardwalk across a large, rectangular pond full of gators. The same pond is seen in aerials at the beginning of the film. A few Seminoles are seen. Then, Silver Spurs goes through town. Next is the Silver Spurs Rodeo, with riding, roping, bull-dogging and a clown act. Then, the film shows Henry O. Partin & Sons Heart Bar Ranch, where viewers see prize Brahma bulls. There are scenes of Veterans Farm Training Program displays in a tent at the end. There is no narration, just circus-style music throughout. The same song plays over and over again. Produced by National Film Productions.
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MAGIC OF MANATEE

MAGIC OF MANATEE

Date
1973 (circa)
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, Palmetto and the island communities. They go for a plane ride, providing aerial views. Viewers see Sunshine Skyway (with the second span under construction), Ringling Art Museum, Gamble Mansion, Circus Hall of Fame, Lipizzaner Stallions, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training. The film also shows recreational activities including skiing and fishing. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
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SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR

SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film captures the excitement of Eastern Airlines' inaugural Boeing 727 flight at the Miami Airport. A delegation of giddy Miamians board the plane, led by the mayor. In the course of their journey, they present citrus gift baskets to the flight crew, President Lyndon Johnson and the Mayor of Philadelphia. The film extols the amenities of the new jet, including the availability of high-speed travel to Florida. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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SOMETHING SPECIAL

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film promotes Florida's tourist attractions and endorses National Airlines' non-stop air service to the Sunshine State. Footage includes beaches, Seminole Indians, tourist sites and fishing scenes. Produced by National Airlines and the Florida Development Commission.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
AERODEXAERODEXAirplanes
Aviation industry
Economic Conditions
Promotional films
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Betty Skelton Day, 1948Betty Skelton Day, 1948Flight
Airplanes
Aviation
Air pilots
Stunt flying
Women air pilots
Air shows
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Billy Lundy, Civil War VetBilly Lundy, Civil War VetCivil War
Airplanes
Birthdays
Veterans
Military weapons
Celebrations
United States Air Force
Women in the Air Force (WAF)
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BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE Airplanes
Camping
Recreation
Sea planes
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BOMBING DEMONSTRATION BOMBING DEMONSTRATION Airplanes
Bombers
Demonstrations
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS Airplanes
Competitions
Promotional films
Stewardesses, Airline
Transportation
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Kissimmee: Cow Capital of Florida Kissimmee: Cow Capital of Florida Airplanes
Attractions
Cattle industry
Hotels
Monuments
Police officers
Promotional films
Recreation
Rodeos
Seminole Indians
Tourism
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MAGIC OF MANATEEMAGIC OF MANATEEAirplanes
Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobiles
Baseball
Beaches
Conquistadors
Fishing
Horses
Infrastructure
Museums
Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR Airline industry
Airplanes
Citrus
Promotional films
Transportation
Tourism
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SOMETHING SPECIALSOMETHING SPECIALAirline industry
Airplanes
Attractions
Beaches
Fishing
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Transportation
Tourism
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