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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Amusement parks"
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A Day at the Zoo

A Day at the Zoo

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. It shows animals in concrete and chicken wire enclosures, elephants eating cotton candy from the visitors, and monkeys playing on their playground equipment. The narrator makes many cutesy comments as the animals are shown. The family has lunch and the film shows the snack bar with burgers, fries, corn dogs and snow cones being made. The zoo also features rides, including a merry-go-round, a roller coaster and a miniature train. Then, the zoo director and a city commissioner are seen and an animal "beauty contest" is shown. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.
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A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING

A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film shows the community of Pompano Beach, including the fun, entertainment and activities that are available in the area. Viewers see homes "that range in price from $8,000." Flowering plants, backyard pools and canals with water skiers are typical. Viewers see banks, businesses and lots of cars. The film shows produce, industry, hotels, motels and Ted Mack strolling the beach. Viewers see Hillsborough Lighthouse, the beaches, golf courses, harness and thoroughbred races, Dania Jai-Alai Fronton and Storyland Amusement Park. Churches, schools and hospitals are shown next. The film also shows a train depot, Broward County Airport, cruise ships at Port Everglades, the Yacht Club, deep-sea fishing and nightlife. The area is described as "a veritable utopia." Produced by Don Parisher.
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A SPECIAL DESTINATION

A SPECIAL DESTINATION

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
This film is a well-shot look at Cypress Gardens. It shows canals, bridges, waterfalls, statues and girls in costumes. The film shows that Cypress Gardens is not called the water ski capital of the world for nothing. Twelve skiers take off from a dock at one time, one barefoot skiing backwards. Viewers see the shopping area, a magic show, the spook house, the bird show, the crocodile show and a small zoo. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
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A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

Date
1962
Description
This film was made when Busch Gardens was primarily a bird collection and plant garden. It shows the "longest single escalator in the world." Viewers also see the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, a geodesic dome (with screens) used as an aviary. The film is "narrated" in places by a parrot with a Spanish accent. Scenes of the bird act are next, followed by people posing with birds perched on them. Then, there is a sequence showing a multitude of elf statues. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.
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ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

Date
n.d.
Description
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. The egret calls for help. A ranger comes to rescue the bird in an outboard and returns the nest to safety. Produced by Weeki Wachee for the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.
Collection
Action Center USA

Action Center USA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It shows industries, schools, churches and cultural opportunities. The wife has leisure time to pursue her favorite pastime-shopping. Entertainment is shown, including both professional and amateur sports. Produced by Tel-Air Interests for the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
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AFRICA NEXT DOOR

AFRICA NEXT DOOR

Date
1974
Description
This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.
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All in Fun

All in Fun

Date
1964
Description
In this film, viewers learn about the dolphins that performed at the New York World's Fair. It shows crew from the Miami Seaquarium netting and training dolphins, and a sea lion performing. The film includes scenes of performances that were also used in CA071, "Number One at the Fair," in color. Produced by the Florida Department of Commerce.
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BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
n.d.
Description
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
A Day at the ZooA Day at the ZooAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
Zoos
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA Amusement parks
Attractions
Beauty pageants
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
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A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Economic conditions
Fishing
Golf
Horses
Horse racing
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Transportation
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A SPECIAL DESTINATION A SPECIAL DESTINATION Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
Zoos
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A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Aviaries
Birds
Gardens
Promotional films
Tourism
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ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL Amusement Parks
Attractions
Birds
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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Action Center USAAction Center USAAmusement parks
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
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AFRICA NEXT DOOR AFRICA NEXT DOOR Amusement parks
Attractions
Breweries
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
Zoos
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All in FunAll in FunAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
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BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
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