118 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Recreation"
HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE

HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film shows why it is good to be in Jacksonville, showing homes, canals, shopping, churches, the Gator Bowl and beaches. Viewers see golf, horseback riding on the beach and a "diaper derby" on the beach. The film also shows a parachute landing in the water, a bike race, a go-cart race and a rodeo. The film shows Fort Caroline, Mayport Naval Station (with aircraft carrier) and a ferry. There are neon signs at the close of the film. Produced by Don Parisher.
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BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE

BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
In this film, a seaplane flies over, lands on the water and then takes off again. Viewers see men and children around a fishing camp, tents and people camping on the bank of a river.
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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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MAGIC OF MANATEE

MAGIC OF MANATEE

Date
1973 (circa)
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, Palmetto and the island communities. They go for a plane ride, providing aerial views. Viewers see Sunshine Skyway (with the second span under construction), Ringling Art Museum, Gamble Mansion, Circus Hall of Fame, Lipizzaner Stallions, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training. The film also shows recreational activities including skiing and fishing. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
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THE ELLIOT STORY

THE ELLIOT STORY

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-alai, golf, shuffleboard and lawn bowling. At the end, they change the total on a city population sign by adding two. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Year 'Round Living Commission of Daytona Beach.
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BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It also has Seminoles gator wrestling, the Everglades and Birch State Park. Produced by David W. Hunter & Associates; sponsored by Broward County Commission.
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HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligator wrestling, Cypress Gardens and Fort San Marcos in St. Augustine. It is very difficult to tell where one city leaves off and another one starts. Very few of the places and people are easily identified.
Collection
Snowman's Holiday

Snowman's Holiday

Date
1964
Description
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman visit Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, watch alligator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, the Torch of Friendship, and Parrot Jungle. They go to Hialeah for horse races, dog races, and jai-alai. They also see Bob Hope, Robert Goulet and Ed Sullivan on a golf course, watch football at the Orange Bowl, and attend a powerboat race. At the end of the film, the snow people have melted on the beach. Produced by Miami Metro News Bureau.
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ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a speedboat race. A man and woman lounge among dozens of alligators at an alligator farm. There are many scenes of streets and buildings. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
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SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film has scenes of the New York World's Fair grounds. It shows water skiers skiing from St. Petersburg to the fair. A model in a bathing suit visits the Alaska pavilion. Hawaiians are served orange juice at the Florida Pavilion and leave in an outrigger canoe. Viewers see flamingoes and gators. Comedian Eddie Bracken goes to the show. Johnny Carson shows up and scuba dives with the porpoises.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE Aircraft carriers
Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Defense industry
Horses
Promotional films
Recreation
Rodeos
Tourism
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BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE Airplanes
Camping
Recreation
Sea planes
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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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MAGIC OF MANATEEMAGIC OF MANATEEAirplanes
Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobiles
Baseball
Beaches
Conquistadors
Fishing
Horses
Infrastructure
Museums
Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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THE ELLIOT STORY THE ELLIOT STORY Airplanes
Automobile races
Beaches
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY American alligator
Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Economic conditions
Gambling-Florida
Industry
Promotional films
Recreation
Seminole Indians
Tourism
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HOME MOVIE HOME MOVIE American alligator
Baseball
Beaches
Boating
Home movies
Recreation
Wildlife
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Snowman's HolidaySnowman's HolidayAmerican alligator
Beaches
Boating
Boat racing
Dog racing
Fishing
Golf
Horses
Horse racing
Jai-alai
Monkeys
Promotional films
Recreation
Snakes
Snowmen
Tourism
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ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY American alligator
Beaches
Boat racing
Boating
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
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SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR American alligator
Bathing suits
Citrus juices
Dolphins
Exhibitions
Fashion
Flamingoes
Promotional films
Recreation
Water sports
Water skiing
Wildlife
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