403 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Promotional films"
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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.
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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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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.
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Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

Date
2013
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film features commercials for the Florida Lottery, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Florida League of Cities. Many of the images used in the film come from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
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A Very Special Place

A Very Special Place

Date
1969 (circa)
Description
Anita Bryant and her husband go fishing off Marathon in the Keys. She puts on her makeup while hooks are baited. Throughout the film, they drink Coca-Cola and she pitches Tupperware. She lands a tarpon. The film shows Seven Mile Bridge. Produced by Florida Development Commission.
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To Reach For Tomorrow

To Reach For Tomorrow

Date
1968
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
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Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing Commercial

Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing Commercial

Date
1970
Description
This is a campaign commercial opposing busing that was used in Governor Kirk's unsuccessful bid for a second term.
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Seminoles of The Everglades

Seminoles of The Everglades

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village with women working and children playing. The narrator discusses the importance of tobacco in the American Indian culture and two Native Americans share an Old Gold cigarette. There are Miami scenes, and the narrator talks about how confined and trapped American Indians feel in the city. "The development of the Everglades into agricultural land is gold for the white man, and the symbol of the end of the Indian." There are quick overviews of tourist sites, the US Indian Affairs Office and Brighton Reservation in Dania.
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Carrabelle Police Station

Carrabelle Police Station

Date
1980-01-01
Description
This is a short piece done by NBC's "Today Show" on the police department in Carrabelle, Florida. Anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw introduce reporter Tony Guida, who does the story. It includes an interview with Marvin Braswell, the police chief, and good footage of the town. The story focuses on the telephone booth on the main drag of Carrabelle, which serves as the police station.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
The Adventures of X-14The Adventures of X-14Amusement parks
Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
Tourism
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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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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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Viva Florida 500 Promotional FilmViva Florida 500 Promotional Filmpromotional films
Florida history
Conquistadors
re-enactors
Native American history
Viva Florida 500
Columbian Exchange
Spanish Florida
British Florida
Civil War
slavery
colonialism
Mission San Luis
industry
economic conditions
education
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A Very Special PlaceA Very Special PlaceBoating
Fishing
Promotional films
Tarpon fishing
Tourism
Travel
Wildlife
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To Reach For TomorrowTo Reach For TomorrowAfrican Americans
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
Presidents-United States
Promotional films
Vietnam War
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Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing CommercialGovernor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing CommercialCivil rights
Governors-Florida
Integration
Politicians
Politics
Promotional films
Segregation
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Seminoles of The EvergladesSeminoles of The EvergladesAttractions
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tobacco industry
Tourism
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Carrabelle Police Station Carrabelle Police Station Law enforcement
Police stations
Promotional films
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