15 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Description and travel"
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BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN

BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN

Date
n.d.
Description
This is a film about life around Boynton Beach. It shows fishing, residential scenes, commercial buildings, schools, sailing and airboat rides. There are agricultural scenes, including commercial growing. Produced by Pieces of Eight Film Enterprises Inc. of Hypoluxo.
Collection
Beauty in the Deep

Beauty in the Deep

Date
1961-01-21
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Collection
Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

Date
1961-12
Description
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
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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Citrus Boulevard

Citrus Boulevard

Date
1965
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The film shows a citrus stand and Cypress Gardens, with a great shot of tourists and their movie cameras. Viewers also see Bok Tower, and a majorette twirling in front of a store. There are good shots halfway through the film of a convertible with models on the highway. Produced by Guided Tours.
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Color Me Fun

Color Me Fun

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groovy things and groovy people," as well as dog racing, horse racing, and jai-alai. The film ends with scenes from the Everglades. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Tourist Development Authority of Miami Beach.
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Coral Gables: The Flapper at 40

Coral Gables: The Flapper at 40

Date
1965
Description
This film was made in celebration of Coral Gables' 40th birthday. It shows Merrick Manor (with a coral gable), the residence of the Rev. Solomon Merrick, the first person to build in the area. The film shows many examples of architecture, landscaping and waterways. People wear 1920s costumes to a golf course and a party. Viewers see University of Miami buildings, shopping areas, commercial buildings, Matheson Hammock Park, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, War Memorial Youth Center, schools and residences. The film is taken from excerpts of an hour-long television program by WCKT-News, Miami.
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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.
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Florida's East Coast Holiday

Florida's East Coast Holiday

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral, commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. The film also contains footage of parrots and flamingos at Parrot Jungle, the Miami Seaquarium, the Miami Serpentarium and William Haast milking a cobra. Also shown is footage of a large grouper; Whitehall, Henry Flagler's home; and the Florida Keys. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
Collection
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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN Agriculture
Airboats
Boats
Economic conditions
Education
Description and travel
Fishing
Promotional films
Sailing
Tourism
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Beauty in the Deep Beauty in the Deep Amusement parks

Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Mermaids -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
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Care and Feeding of a MermaidCare and Feeding of a MermaidAmusement Parks

Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Mermaids -- Florida -- Weeki Wachee -- History
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
Underwater photography
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Action Center USAAction Center USAAmusement parks
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
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Citrus BoulevardCitrus BoulevardAmusement parks
Attractions
Citrus industry
Description and travel
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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Color Me FunColor Me FunAmusement parks
Attractions
Description and Travel
Economic Conditions
Gambling--Florida
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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Coral Gables: The Flapper at 40 Coral Gables: The Flapper at 40 Amusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Golf
Promotional films
Tourism
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Florida FishcapadeFlorida FishcapadeAmusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Description and Travel
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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Florida's East Coast HolidayFlorida's East Coast HolidayAmusement parks
Attractions
Description and Travel
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Travel
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The Adventures of X-14The Adventures of X-14Amusement parks
Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
Tourism
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