26 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Hotels"
FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows the beach, hotels, condos, schools, churches and shopping. Viewers also see Miami Beach Auditorium (home of the Jackie Gleason Show), Convention Hall, the library, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Monkey Jungle, where a chimp wears a Beatle wig and strums a guitar. There are scenes of nightlife, Miss USA, Miss Universe, the Orange Bowl, the Miami Beach Garden Center and Conservatory, horse and dog racing, fishing and boat racing. Produced by Don Parisher.
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GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II

GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II

Date
1929, 1947
Description
This is another home movie with Gasparilla Festival footage. The focus is on Tampa Bay and the boats. Scenes include the Tampa Yacht and Country Club; Houton Wall's schooner, Halagonian; the schooner Rambler; and scenes of the Tampa shoreline, including the Tampa Bay Hotel.
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GATEWAY TO THE SUN

GATEWAY TO THE SUN

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
The beginning of this film is choppy due to splices. It tells about Lake City, showing the airport, downtown, residential areas, fire department, police, schools, churches, hospital, banks, shopping, motels and dining. It shows farming, Stephen Foster Memorial and a stern-wheeler replica. Viewers see a cattle farm, tobacco market, chrome molding plant, mobile home manufacturing and aviation manufacturing. Produced by Cullen L. Fuller; sponsored by Lake City Chamber of Commerce.
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Ghost Hotel of Longboat Key

Ghost Hotel of Longboat Key

Date
n.d.
Description
Two young travelers explore the ruins of a hotel that was never completed. Begun by John Ringling, it was to have been called the Ritz-Carlton. The pair look over the ruins and see other parts of Longboat Key. The male is Tony Swain, son of producer Hack Swain. Hack Swain is also the narrator of the film. The hotel was torn down shortly after the film was made and now is the site of Arvida's Longboat Key Club. Produced by Hack Swain Productions.
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GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL

Date
1963
Description
Gov. Bryant speaks at Tampa's Floridian Hotel, bolstering a bond initiative to cover the costs of expanding, renovating and constructing Florida colleges. After his speech, the potential investors ask the governor and others at the head table questions about the program. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

Date
1956
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there is a jousting match on inner tubes and a diving expedition. Viewers see gator wrestling, snake milking at the Miami Serpentarium, trained monkeys at Monkey Jungle and a big dinner at the hotel. The film includes Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Hertz.
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INVITATION TO A WINTER

INVITATION TO A WINTER

Date
1957
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins College, motels, restaurants, a shell museum and events on campus. The location is Winter Park. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions.
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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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MIAMI BEACH STORY

MIAMI BEACH STORY

Date
1951
Description
This film has aerial shots of Hotel Row, street scenes, houses and vegetation. The scenes of Miami Beach are contrasted with a couple of snow scenes from up north. Winston Churchill and HRH The Duke of Windsor arrive. The film shows horse and dog racing and a montage of neon signs. Viewers see schools, churches, boating, fishing, skiing (with kissing), springboard diving, including a great belly flop, and cavorting around the pool. The film also shows beauties on the beach, synchronized swimming and ice skating next to the hotel pool. Viewers see children playing and a parrot opening a can. The film ends with scenes of people dancing on a patio next to the beach. This is a silent copy of a sound film. Produced by Rainbow Pictures.
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MISSING PERSON

MISSING PERSON

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows the good life in Pompano Beach. It includes hotels, beaches, boating, residences, schools, churches, banks, sports (including polo), Washington Senators spring training, businesses and the airport. There are also scenes of airboats, restaurants and nightlife with floor shows. Produced by Don Parisher.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
FUN IN THE SUNSHINE FUN IN THE SUNSHINE Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Boating
Fishing
Gambling-Florida
Horse racing
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
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GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II Boating
Celebrations
Festivals
Home movies
Hotels
Parades
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GATEWAY TO THE SUN GATEWAY TO THE SUN Aviation industry
Cattle industry
Farming
Hotels
Police
Promotional films
Tobacco industry
Tourism
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Ghost Hotel of Longboat KeyGhost Hotel of Longboat KeyHotels
Promotional films
Tourism
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GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL Governors-Florida
Higher education
Hotels
Politicians
Politics
Taxation
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GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH American alligator
Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobiles
Birds
Hotels
Reptiles
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Wildlife
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INVITATION TO A WINTER INVITATION TO A WINTER Attractions
Baseball
Boating
Fishing
Golf
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
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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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MIAMI BEACH STORY MIAMI BEACH STORY Attractions
Beaches
Birds
Boating
Diving
Dog racing
Fishing
Horse racing
Horses
Hotels
Ice skating
Promotional films
Synchronized swimming
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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MISSING PERSON MISSING PERSON Airboats
Airports
Beaches
Boating
Hotels
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Washington Senators (Baseball team)
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