403 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Promotional films"
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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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WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

Date
1967 (circa)
Description
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boat, they have a glass of orange juice before they take off their gear. Two springboard divers demonstrate technique. One of them is a champion. The other is a clown. An interview with Chris Sparks, a swimming coach, tells how orange juice is important for performance. Two young swimmers give testimony to orange juice. .Synchronized swimmers are shown under the end titles. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by Florida Citrus Commission.
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Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
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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.
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WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN

WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
A newlywed couple in a red Mustang convertible pull up at a motel in Winter Haven to start the film's look at the area. The film shows the Florida Citrus Showcase (a domed building) and local amenities. The couple tries skeet shooting. A fellow shooter is in a wheelchair. They see elderly people playing shuffleboard. They go for an airplane ride for the aerial views and are boating when an airboat goes by, then stops to give them a ride. Later they fish, then see Cypress Gardens and try skiing. The film ends with a cookout with other young couples and a jingle. Homilies and philosophical comments are interspersed throughout the script. Produced by Mercury Productions.
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WONDER-FULL LAKELAND

WONDER-FULL LAKELAND

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows life in Lakeland. It includes spring training with the Detroit Tigers, churches, schools, public recreation facilities, archery, water skiing, industry and phosphate mining. Viewers see Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, a rodeo and Florida Southern College with its Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings.
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WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
Sydney N. Berry, narrator for the Guided Tours films, was executive producer for this one. It is possibly the most thorough look at a community of any FDC film of this type. Made in the late 1950s, it takes the viewer inside many types of stores and businesses, showing what commerce, fashion and fun were like in those days. The cars, the colors, the vignettes, the people and the architecture are wonderful to see. Produced by Robert M. Carson Productions; sponsored by Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
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WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Winter Park's beautiful Park Avenue is transformed into an outdoor art bazaar during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Zany music accompanies the footage and narration, giving the film a great nostalgic feel. There are additional scenes of the Beaux Arts Ball and footage of the Central Florida Community Orchestra and Orlando Ballet Company performing in the park. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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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.
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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WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS Boats
Citrus juices
Promotional films
Sailing
Surfing
Synchronized swimming
Water skiing
Water sports
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Wonderful World of Florida FashionsWonderful World of Florida FashionsBeauty pageant contestants
Fashion
Garment industry
Promotional films
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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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WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN Aerial photography
Airboats
Airplanes
Automobiles
Boating
Fishing
Promotional films
Shuffleboard
Skeet shooting
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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WONDER-FULL LAKELAND WONDER-FULL LAKELAND Archery
Churches
Detroit Tigers (Baseball team)
Education
Industry
Phosphate mining
Recreation
Rodeos
Promotional films
Water skiing
Water sports
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WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW Architecture
Economic conditions
Fashion
Industry
Promotional films
Recreation
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WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL Art
Ballet
Festivals
Orchestras
Promotional films
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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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