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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Dade County "
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AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION

AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION

Date
1964
Description
This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Governor Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.
Collection
Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

Date
1926
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building crumbled.

Saffer's home movies show a happy time in the family's life, with ocean cruises, golf outings, beach excursions and trips to bathing casinos. Often, the women strike "still" poses in the movies, when according to his granddaughter, Mr. Saffer would yell, "It's a movie - move!"

Throughout the film, the family dresses up and wears various costumes. Footage of Pier 5 in Miami shows fishing boats at the dock, a masted ship and a large private yacht. The camera also pans across the Miami skyline. Women and men play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, formerly Bayshore. The footage includes an airship hanger along with the Goodyear blimp Defender landing and taking off again. The family spends time at what appears to be the Venetian pool in Coral Gables and then strikes poses and plays leap frog on the beach.

The footage shows a Curtiss Wright airplane at the airport as well as aerial views of the Breakers Hotel and Miami Beach. Of particular interest are shots of Curtiss Wright aircraft mechanics working on the plane and shots of the Eastern Transport Inc. sign on a building. The S.S. Seminole of the Clyde Mallory Line docks with the help of tugboats, and later the family swims at the Roman pools. Scenes include diving and swimming competitions and a group parading around at Miami's Spanish Village. Additional scenes include a sunrise Easter service on the beach and canoe "jousting" at the Deauville Casino. Footage shows a man wrestling with a chained bear, and the film ends with bears going down a slide and swimming in the ocean.
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FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows the beach, hotels, condos, schools, churches and shopping. Viewers also see Miami Beach Auditorium (home of the Jackie Gleason Show), Convention Hall, the library, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Monkey Jungle, where a chimp wears a Beatle wig and strums a guitar. There are scenes of nightlife, Miss USA, Miss Universe, the Orange Bowl, the Miami Beach Garden Center and Conservatory, horse and dog racing, fishing and boat racing. Produced by Don Parisher.
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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

Date
1961 (circa)
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited.

There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes.

Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff, arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Governor Farris Bryant gives remarks at a press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
Collection
"Good Morning, Miss Goleman," 1969

"Good Morning, Miss Goleman," 1969

Date
1969
Description
This film profiles 1969 National Teacher of the Year Barbara Goleman. The film starts with Goleman at the beach and a voice-over narration of her explaining her teaching philosophies. Then there is footage of her in the classroom at Miami Jackson High School discussing a poem from “A Coney Island of the Mind” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. She and her class go on a field trip to the Everglades and take an airboat ride. There is additional information about the demographics of the high school and other schools in Miami-Dade County. At the end of the film, she and a group of students go down a large slide.
Collection
Governor Bryant Press Conference

Governor Bryant Press Conference

Date
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions at a press conference on topics including: the Florida Exhibition at the New York World's Fair; civil rights legislation; a scenic highway crossing Dade and Monroe Counties; the construction of I-75 between Georgia and Tampa; the St. Augustine race riots; and his opinion that enforcing civil rights laws is a federal, rather than a state, responsibility.
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MIAMI HITS A MILLION

MIAMI HITS A MILLION

Date
1944-06-14
Description
This is kinescope footage of a television program celebrating Miami's arrival at the one million marker in population. The program covers the entire history of Miami and its adjacent area. It contains loads of still images, as well as moving film of African-American laborers clearing mangroves at Miami Beach and early Coral Gables footage. Produced by WTVJ News.
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MIAMI PREVIEW

MIAMI PREVIEW

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Everglades and alligator wrestling.
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PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1

Date
1966
Description
Gov. Burns is seen campaigning. He comes and goes in a helicopter. Then, there is a cookout in his honor with lots of people wearing paper hats that say "Burns." A rock band is playing. Burns arrives and makes a speech. At one point, he poses with an American Indian and wears a Seminole hat. Sound begins and he denounces "the radical extremism of Bobby Kennedy and Bobby High." He identifies the film's location as Dade County. High campaigns next. His speech is at an airport and is frequently interrupted by airplanes. We see the High campaign headquarters on election night and High makes his acceptance speech. Next is an interview with High alone. He campaigns on the street from the back of a truck and boards a private jet. Produced by WTVJ -Miami.
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The Great Adventure: Universities Throughout Florida, ca. 1954

The Great Adventure: Universities Throughout Florida, ca. 1954

Date
1954 (circa)
Description
A high school student named "Bob" learns about Florida colleges and universities. The tour of schools starts in Tallahassee with scenes of Florida State University and Florida A and M University. The tour continues to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Stetson University in DeLand, and Rollins College in Winter Park. At Florida Southern College there are shots of buildings designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Then at the University of Tampa the narrator describes the university’s new interpersonal and intercultural relations program. The last stop is the University of Miami. The film ends with “Bob” registering and taking a tour of an unnamed college in Florida. The projection print is a black and white copy. BA077 is the same film with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION Aerospace industry
Economic Conditions
Promotional films
Rockets (Aeronautics)
Space program
Space race
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Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home MoviesEarl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home MoviesWright, Curtiss
Saffer, Earl LeRoy
Breakers (Hotel : Palm Beach, Fla.)
Clyde-Mallory Lines (Firm)
Deauville Casino (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Bay Shore Country Club (Miami Beach, Fla.)
Seminole (Cargo ship)
Eastern Air Lines, inc.
Defender (Airship)
Goodyear Aircraft Corporation
Pier 5 (Miami, Fla.)
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FUN IN THE SUNSHINE FUN IN THE SUNSHINE Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Boating
Fishing
Gambling-Florida
Horse racing
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationFYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationCuba--History--1959-
Politics
Refugees
Revolution
Cuban revolution
Cold War
Governors--Florida
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"Good Morning, Miss Goleman," 1969"Good Morning, Miss Goleman," 1969Boats and boating--Florida
Awards
Education--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Miami
Students--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Miami
Teachers--Florida--Miami-Dade County--Miami
Coney Island of the mind (Ferlinghetti, Lawrence)
Airboats
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fvc892Governor Bryant Press ConferenceBryant, Farris (Cecil Farris), 1914-2002
1964 New York World's Fair
Governor
Civil Rights
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MIAMI HITS A MILLION MIAMI HITS A MILLION African Americans
Attractions
Florida-History-20th century
Promotional films
Tourism
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MIAMI PREVIEW MIAMI PREVIEW American alligator
Attractions
Beaches
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1 PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1 Governors-Florida
Gubernatorial campaigns
Politicians
Politics
Speeches
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The Great Adventure: Universities Throughout Florida, ca. 1954The Great Adventure: Universities Throughout Florida, ca. 1954College sports
Higher education
African American universities and colleges
Promotional films
Public institutions--Florida
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