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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Promotional films"
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Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Date
1978
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
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Florida Folk Festival 1955

Florida Folk Festival 1955

Date
1955
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville school children perform the pageant "River of May" dressed as conquistadors, pirates and American Indians. Three men march onstage with the Confederate flag, followed by female and male Navy enlistees. Native Floridian Verena Fogel performs a hula dance to music by Wally Lono and the Hawaiian Stringband. A tap dance group demonstrates their craft, with some dressed as flappers. The Alachua County Boy Scouts, dressed as "Indians," dance in front of the Stephen Foster Museum before joining representatives of the Florida Seminoles onstage. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
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Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread on a spinning wheel. Several guitarist-singers perform. The audience joins in with a choir for a robust version of "Give Me That Olde Time Religion." Herta and David Marshall put "The Lord's Prayer" to music. Old Town resident Tom Chaires describes life on the Suwannee River and the Amigo Male Singers and Stanton High School choir perform songs. Produced by the Robert Leahy Studio.
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Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion, making the commentary nearly inaudible. Oklahoma Creek Indian and famed artist Fred Beaver performs native dances with a rattle and encourages the audience to participate as he chants. This film also features a variety of folk dances, including a young group of girls who blend ballerina technique with a folk dance. There are also Filipino dancers from the University of Florida as well as square dancers. Toshiko Mishima, a Japanese-American singer, performs a lilting ballad. Later, whip-cracker and Gainesville native Claude Sheppard demonstrates tricks. The segment ends with Czech dancers performing the Beseda dance to accordion music by Jerry Psenka. There is some film deterioration at the start and end of the film, but the middle segment is clean. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
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Florida Folk Festival 1964

Florida Folk Festival 1964

Date
1964-06-30
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
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A Century of Banking in Jacksonville

A Century of Banking in Jacksonville

Date
1977-08-08
Description
This film chronicles the history of Jacksonville and the Barnett family. Viewers learn that the family's fortunes are intertwined in the history of the city and the state. The film was produced using still photos and newspaper clippings.
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A Day at the Zoo

A Day at the Zoo

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. It shows animals in concrete and chicken wire enclosures, elephants eating cotton candy from the visitors, and monkeys playing on their playground equipment. The narrator makes many cutesy comments as the animals are shown. The family has lunch and the film shows the snack bar with burgers, fries, corn dogs and snow cones being made. The zoo also features rides, including a merry-go-round, a roller coaster and a miniature train. Then, the zoo director and a city commissioner are seen and an animal "beauty contest" is shown. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.
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A Florida River, Its Wildlife:  A Look at St. Lucie River

A Florida River, Its Wildlife: A Look at St. Lucie River

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet, cormorant, deer and a Florida panther. The film series is incomplete.
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A MANSION WITH MEMORIES

A MANSION WITH MEMORIES

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film describes the history of the Gamble Mansion, which was built in 1842 in Manatee County. The film includes the escape of Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy. It shows the details of the construction and interiors.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Square dancing
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Florida Folk Festival 1955Florida Folk Festival 1955Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Pageants
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Pageants
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1964Florida Folk Festival 1964Moving ImageFolk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
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A Century of Banking in Jacksonville A Century of Banking in Jacksonville Banking
Economic conditions
Florida--History--19th century
Florida--History--20th century
Promotional films
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A Day at the ZooA Day at the ZooAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
Zoos
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA Amusement parks
Attractions
Beauty pageants
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
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A Florida River, Its Wildlife: A Look at St. Lucie River A Florida River, Its Wildlife: A Look at St. Lucie River American alligator
Birds
Florida black bear
Florida panther
Mammals
Promotional films
Reptiles
Tourism
Wildlife
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A MANSION WITH MEMORIES A MANSION WITH MEMORIES Civil War
Confederate States of America
Florida-History-19th century
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
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