|da147||Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies||Flora and fauna|
National Parks -- Florida
Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies
- This is a series of short 16mm home movies shot by Ohio native and WWII veteran Frank Turosik during his travels through Florida in the early 1970s. Turosik's love of nature is obvious, as the majority of footage is of birds and other animals at wildlife refuges and nature trails. Film locations include the Gumbo Limbo Trail, Corkscrew Swamp, Everglades National Park, J. N. â€œDing" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Key West and Fort Clinch.
While the film is somewhat choppy and each segment is short, the number of bird species Turosik captured on film is impressive. Birds in the film include egrets, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, painted buntings, ibis, anhingas, wood storks, cormorants, woodpeckers, geese and pelicans. Of particular interest are scenes of nesting wood storks and of pelicans executing near vertical dives for fish. Other animals Turosik caught on film include alligators, otters and armadillos. Turosik also captured street scenes in Key West, including shots of the Audubon House, the Fogarty Mansion, Delmonico Restaurant, Sloppy Joes, Duval Street and the Motel Key Lodge on U.S. Highway 1.
|fvc914||Lemon Sun||Ft. Myers-Lee County Chamber of Commerce|
- This film features highlights of the Ft. Myers/Lee County area as an attractive place to live and play. A full day is covered, showing workers beginning their day as the sun rises. As the day progresses, a variety of activities are shown, including: boating, golfing, skiing, playing at the beach, horseback riding and tennis. City buildings and residential areas are shown as well. As night falls, Ft. Myers night life is depicted, featuring: shopping, dining, dancing and music. (Note: the sound goes out for approximately 50 seconds during these night time scenes). Produced by Charles Fuller Productions, for Ft. Myers-Lee County Chamber of Commerce.
|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.