|Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story||Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story||Citrus|
Citrus--Climatic factors--United States
Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story
- The story of Florida citrus cultivation. We see total processing at Tropicana in Bradenton. Also shows their glass plant and the Tropicana train, "the only regularly scheduled unit train in food industry history," featuring a mile of refrigerated box cars. Use of pulp as dairy feed is shown. Also see plastic juice container manufacturing and box manufacturing. Producer Tony Swain and Rose Swain, wife of cinematographer Mike Swain, are seen as airline passengers. Produced by Hack Swain Productions; sponsored by Tropicana Products.
|fvc920||Gamble Mansion and Confederate Museum||Gamble Mansion|
Gamble Mansion and Confederate Museum
- This is a silent film showing the grounds and interior of the Gamble Mansion and Confederate Museum State Park. The film begins with young women dressed as "Southern Belles" welcoming visitors. A park ranger is shown at the entrance pointing to a sign. Scenes include images of the grounds, tourists and the interior of the house. A park ranger is shown holding up a Confederate flag.
|MAGIC OF MANATEE||MAGIC OF MANATEE||Airplanes|
Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
MAGIC OF MANATEE
- 1973 (circa)
- 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.
|"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950||"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950||Agriculture|
Cut flower industry
Ornamental plant industry
"The Miracle of Flowers" by the Florida Flower Association, ca. 1950
- 1950 (circa)
- The video describes the flowers cultivated, graded, packaged and distributed in Florida, including gladioli, pompons and lilies. There are slow motion shots of the flowers in bloom, and footage of the process of cultivating flowers, from preparing the soil to cutting the flowers after full growth. Then the film focuses on the Florida Flower Association’s flower research and their role in distributing the state’s flowers in refrigerated trucks, trains and planes. The end of the film shows how people use flowers in their homes and businesses and during events, such as weddings and fashion shows.