159 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Attractions"
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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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World's Winter Strawberry Capital

World's Winter Strawberry Capital

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, library, hospital and youth center. The film also shows Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, beaches and finally some strawberry fields with harvesters at work. Produced by Don Parisher.
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World Tow Glider Championship

World Tow Glider Championship

Date
1979 (circa)
Description
This film gives a description of the sport and then shows the competition at Cypress Gardens as the kite gliders are towed by a boat until they reach an altitude of 500 feet. Then, the kite is released and the pilot must perform maneuvers and hit a target. Australian Steve Moyes is the 1974 World Champion Tow Glider. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
Collection
WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida. Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced by Beckley Films in conjunction with the Florida Development Commission.
Collection
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.
Collection
Window of the Living Sea

Window of the Living Sea

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. The staff veterinarian describes the diet and medical care of the animals. He describes the animals' need for companionship and training methods. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." The film also shows collection of reef specimens. Rare finds are identified with the help of the University of Miami. Habitat areas in the attraction are shown. Produced by Tel-Air Interests.
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WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA

WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This is a film produced by Tel-Air Interests Inc. on Miami's Seaquariam. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. He reports that the aquarium is great because it protects them from sharks. There are scenes of a veterinarian treating animals. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." Dolphins.
Collection
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.
Collection
Weeki Wachee Scenes

Weeki Wachee Scenes

Date
1964-01-15
Description
This film has above-water and underwater scenes of the mermaids at Weeki Wachee.
Collection
WEEKI WACHEE CLIP

WEEKI WACHEE CLIP

Date
1962-06-14
Description
A man drives an underwater propulsion vehicle towing a woman astride a giant Seahorse and holding an American flag.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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World's Winter Strawberry CapitalWorld's Winter Strawberry CapitalAgriculture
Amusement parks
Attractions
Baseball
Churches
Economic conditions
Fishing
Golf
Tennis
Transportation
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World Tow Glider ChampionshipWorld Tow Glider ChampionshipAttractions
Competitions
Kites
Recreation
Tow gliders
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WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA American alligator
Art
Attractions
Museums
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tourism
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Winged Foot WondersWinged Foot WondersAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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Window of the Living SeaWindow of the Living SeaAttractions
Dolphins
Orcas
Sharks
Veterinarians
Wildlife
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WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA Attractions
Dolphins
Orcas
Sharks
Veterinarians
Wildlife
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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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Weeki Wachee ScenesWeeki Wachee ScenesAttractions
Boats
Mermaids
Promotional films
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WEEKI WACHEE CLIP WEEKI WACHEE CLIP Attractions
Boats
Mermaids
Promotional films
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