73 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Amusement parks"
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The Adventures of X-14

The Adventures of X-14

Date
1965 (circa)
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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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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When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good

When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
Uses a lively jingle, stock footage of northern snow scenes, and quick cuts of everything you can find in Florida. This is the ultimate in packing every aspect of Florida into a single film. It begins with a sequence of old photos of famous visitors to Florida, then proceeds to take the genre to the limit. Produced by A&R Films.
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The Torch of Friendship

The Torch of Friendship

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This is a film promoting the Hampton House Hotel in Miami, a business oriented to an African-American clientele. It describes how notable black men and women of the 1960s gathered there, such as Ralph Metcalf (gold medalist, 1932 & 1936 Olympics), Althea Gibson (Wimbledon Champ), Martin Luther King Jr., singer Jackie Wilson, and baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The film follows a formula similar to other promotional films, except almost everyone in it is black. The complete footage shows entertainment, the owners, a fashion show, dog and horse racing, the Miami Seaquarium, the Torch of Friendship, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, the Baltimore Orioles, and the FAMU Track team. Produced by Don Parisher.
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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This home movie begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. Next is Lance's birthday and opening gifts with Mom and Dad. The film continues with a family visit to the Lewis Plantation. There are scenes of workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures on the plantation. The film continues with scenes of Weeki Wachee Springs and its mermaids and ends with the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa.
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Six-Gun Territory

Six-Gun Territory

Date
Description
This film gives a look at an old west attraction, Six-gun Territory. They have a steam engine train, gondola sky-ride and a saloon with cancan dancers. Other attractions include shoot-outs and American Indian dancers. Directed by Ricou Browning, who played the monster in "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and directed "Flipper" and other shows for Ivan Tors Studios.
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North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

Date
1967
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfstream Park, community swimming pools, marinas, and beaches. There are scenes of the Orange Bowl, Miss USA contest, Miss Universe contest, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, and Miami Seaquarium. Produced by Don Parisher; sponsored by the North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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You Got to See Florida

You Got to See Florida

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studios, purple gallinules, gators, and lots of wild flowers with butterflies are shown. Next are bellowing alligators, white ibis, blue heron, coots, rails, egret, and green heron. Viewers see Seminoles spear fishing, in a village grinding corn, and cooking with a baby in a hammock. Phosphate mining, shelling on Sanibel Island, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon fishing in the mangroves, bass fishing, parrots, the University of Miami, and Bok Tower are shown. This is a beautiful Kodachrome print. Sponsored by Gulf Oil.
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Florida Attractions

Florida Attractions

Date
1948
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and street scenes in St. Petersburg; Miami; Tin Can camping; Bayfront Park; fishing; Biscayne Bay; horse racing in Hialeah; flamingos; wildlife scenes; Seminoles in the Everglades (aerial of a village and children); sailboat races; and water skiing at night. The color is faded and the film is a little jumpy. Produced by Castle Films.
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Florida Fishcapade

Florida Fishcapade

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
The film begins with a family in an inboard motorboat leaving a dock on the Homosassa River to go fishing, with the Florida Marine Patrol giving advice and checking safety gear. The family fishes, skies, picnics, goes to Marco Pass and sees college boys fishing. The film also includes footage of Miami; Cape Canaveral, where the family sees a missile tracking ship and a Polaris Submarine; shark fishing; and a diver at Marineland feeding fish. The film's sound is muddy. Produced by Mercury Productions; sponsored by Kiekhaefer Mercury.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
The Adventures of X-14The Adventures of X-14Amusement parks
Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
Tourism
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Winged Foot WondersWinged Foot WondersAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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When You Need It Bad, We've Got It GoodWhen You Need It Bad, We've Got It GoodAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Travel
Water sports
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The Torch of FriendshipThe Torch of FriendshipAfrican American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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Thanksgiving Thanksgiving African American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Birthdays
Celebrations
Home movies
Mermaids
Thanksgiving
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Six-Gun TerritorySix-Gun TerritoryAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
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North Miami Beach: Gateway to InteramaNorth Miami Beach: Gateway to InteramaAmusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Marinas
Promotional films
Tourism
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You Got to See FloridaYou Got to See FloridaAgriculture
Amusement parks
Attractions
Fishing Industry
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Travel
Wildlife
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Florida AttractionsFlorida AttractionsAmusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Camping
Promotional films
Recreation
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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Florida FishcapadeFlorida FishcapadeAmusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Description and Travel
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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