|HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE ||HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE ||Aircraft carriers |
HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE
- 1963 (circa)
- 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.
|JACKSONVILLE AND CONSOLIDATION: A DECADE OF PROGRESS, 1968-1978 ||JACKSONVILLE AND CONSOLIDATION: A DECADE OF PROGRESS, 1968-1978 ||Higher education |
JACKSONVILLE AND CONSOLIDATION: A DECADE OF PROGRESS, 1968-1978
- This film shows what Jacksonville's consolidated government has done. It shows their computer system and the people behind the scenes. It describes the cleanup of the river with the new sewer system. There is a good sequence of building demolition. It shows the junior college, public housing, inner-city improvement, care for the elderly and other forms of health care. It also shows Jacksonville Community Canning Center for home gardeners and describes the Jacksonville Electric Authority. The film is hosted by Mayor Hans Tanzler. Produced by Communications 21; sponsored by Jacksonville Information Services Division.
|Ski to the Fair ||Ski to the Fair ||Boating |
Ski to the Fair
- This film documents a group of skiers as they make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. Along the way they promote St. Petersburg as a town for "young and old alike." The narrator, Communications Chief Jim Gray, describes the intention of the trip, the difficulties the skiers and boat drivers encounter and each place the skiers stop and speak with the press. The skiers go south through Venice and Fort Myers before cutting across the state via the Okeechobee Waterway. The group then travels up Florida's Atlantic coast, stopping in Jensen Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Fernandina. They continue along the coast stopping in other states before reaching the Statue of Liberty and New York City. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.