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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Hotels"
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Wakulla Springs Hotel Fire

Wakulla Springs Hotel Fire

Date
1943 (circa)
Description
As the roof of the Wakulla Springs Lodge burns, firefighters arrive and go to work. There is furniture scattered along the grounds and more being lowered from the roof of the patio room. Soldiers assist in the efforts. Viewers see a fire truck at the water's edge and sailors with fire hoses. There are views of the damage done after the fire was put out.
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Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

Date
1945
Description
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. There is a parade with soldiers and WACS.
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THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

Date
n.d.
Description
This film starts with a title sequence over fireworks, then moves to aerials of Miami Beach hotels. It shows all the fun to be had, including great nightclub stage show sequences. It also shows the Orange Bowl, a hydroplane race, horse and dog races and Jai-Alai. The narrator says "scuba diving" at one point. Viewers see other recreation, attractions and fishing. The film closes with a shot of the moon over Miami.
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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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The Miracle Strip

The Miracle Strip

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. People fish everywhere, and the American Indians show up again in a historical perspective of hunting and trading. The film shows dining and dancing, motel accommodations and scenes at Eglin Air Force Base. Viewers see churches, residences and businesses. The film also shows the Gulfarium and a prehistoric temple mound. Produced by Spottswood Film Productions of Mobile; sponsored by Playground Chamber of Commerce.
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SPARKLING RIVALS!

SPARKLING RIVALS!

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film is about Clearwater and its "rivalry" with Clearwater Beach as to which is the more fun. Viewers see beach frolics, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, skiing, fishing, baseball, races, pram races, hotels and motels. The film also shows condos, residential areas, downtown, businesses and the arts. Produced by Florida Public Relations Inc.; sponsored by Greater Clearwater Chamber of Commerce.
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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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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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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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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Wakulla Springs Hotel FireWakulla Springs Hotel FireAttractions
Fires
Firefighters
Fire trucks
Hotels
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Wakulla Spring Scenes and InaugurationWakulla Spring Scenes and InaugurationAirplanes
Attractions
Birds
Boats
Fish
Governors-Florida
Hotels
Inaugurations
Politicians
Politics
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND Attractions
Dogs
Dog racing
Fireworks
Fishing
Horses
Horse racing
Hotels
Hydroplane racing
Jai-Alai
Recreation
Stadiums
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The Torch of FriendshipThe Torch of FriendshipAfrican American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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The Miracle Strip The Miracle Strip Attractions
Beaches
Economic conditions
Fishing
Hotels
Native Americans
Pirates
Promotional films
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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SPARKLING RIVALS! SPARKLING RIVALS! Art
Baseball
Beaches
Fishing
Golf
Hotels
Promotional films
Recreation
Shuffleboard
Tennis
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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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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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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INVITATION TO A WINTER INVITATION TO A WINTER Attractions
Baseball
Boating
Fishing
Golf
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
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