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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Miami "
Democrats and Republicans in Convention

Democrats and Republicans in Convention

Date
1972
Description
This film shows activities in Miami Beach during the Republican and Democratic conventions of 1972. It showcases the Miami Beach Convention Center with footage of a circus, industry shows and ice shows. Viewers also see demonstrators; candidates Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and George McGovern; and other politicians and celebrities, including Reubin Askew, Ted Kennedy, Ed Muskie, Shirley Chisholm, Hubert Humphrey, Thomas Eagleton, George Wallace, Henry Kissinger, John Wayne, Barry Goldwater, Frank Sinatra, Chad Everett, Sammy Davis Jr., and Charlton Heston. Produced by Coronado Studios ; sponsored by the Tourism Development Authority of Miami Beach.
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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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Fabulous Florida

Fabulous Florida

Date
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center; Silver Springs; Rainbow Springs; Miami Seaquarium; Marineland; the Citrus Tower; Bok Tower; Cypress Gardens; Gasparilla Festival; Skyway Bridge; Ringling Art Museum; Everglades National Park and the Overseas Highway. The film also features Seminole Indian culture, Florida agriculture and the citrus industry. Produced by John Bramby for Humble Oil and Refining Company.
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

Date
1966-07-01
Description
This film is footage of an International Stewardess Contest. The girls pose, frolic and visit Miami Seaquarium, home of television star Flipper. They go to a beauty shop. The contest begins later that evening. The winner is from Guatemala. The film also shows Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and Miami Beach Mayor Elliot Roosevelt.
Collection
Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

Date
1964
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises.

There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gambling, the 1954 LeRoy Collins - Charlie Johns debate, the 1957 Cape Canaveral Satellite launching, the death of an Italian boat racer at the Orange Bowl Regatta, Castro's arrival in Havana after taking power, Hurricane Donna in 1961, Orange Bowl football, return of soldiers from the Bay of Pigs, and President John F. Kennedy's visit to Miami in 1963.
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP"

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP"

Date
1958-01-01
Description
This is kinescope footage of Sen. George Smathers appearing on the "First Federal VIP" television show, hosted by former Florida Sen. Harry King. Sen. King opens the show with a brief biography of Sen. Smathers, calling him, "an exciting, stimulating and worthwhile American." Next, there is an advertisement from the show's sponsor, the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami, by Ed Gegenschatz. Sen. Smathers answers questions on a range of subjects. He denies a rumor that he and Gov. LeRoy Collins have made arrangements to run for each other's elected positions in the coming election. He comments on the legislative schedule for the 85th Congressional Session and states that maintaining the peace will be their ultimate goal. He also discusses national defense, the federal budget and taxation. Produced by WCTV of Miami with sponsorship from The First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Miami.
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE

Date
1959-05-24
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on the "First Federal VIP" television show hosted by former Sen. Harry P. Cain. Their topic of discussion is US/Latin American relations. Sen. Smathers shares his opinions concerning aid programs, trade relationships and communist infiltration of Latin American countries. He explains plans for a Western Hemisphere International Court and an International Police Force in Latin America. He closes with comments on his Washington, D.C. meeting with Fidel Castro, who he hopes will effect some positive changes in Cuba. Produced by WCKT Miami.
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FISHING FOR FUN

FISHING FOR FUN

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film is all about sport fishing. It starts out in Northern Michigan, then goes to a lake in New Jersey. Then, the action moves to Miami, showing fishing for sailfish in the Atlantic. Viewers also see bonefishing in the flats offshore and tarpon fishing in the mangroves along the Everglades. Some amazing leaps are seen. This is a good example of 1950s narration. The narrator exclaims to the people on camera, the fish and the audience with slang phrases, exhortations and clever comments.
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Florida Attractions

Florida Attractions

Date
1948
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and street scenes in St. Petersburg; Miami; Tin Can camping; Bayfront Park; fishing; Biscayne Bay; horse racing in Hialeah; flamingos; wildlife scenes; Seminoles in the Everglades (aerial of a village and children); sailboat races; and water skiing at night. The color is faded and the film is a little jumpy. Produced by Castle Films.
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FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND

FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND

Date
1964
Description
The American Society of Travel Agents meets in Miami, hosted by FDC. They party and sightsee at Monkey Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Viewers see hospitality suites, awards, beach fun and business meetings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Democrats and Republicans in ConventionDemocrats and Republicans in ConventionDemonstrations
Political conventions--Florida--Miami--1960-1970
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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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fvc895Fabulous FloridaBramby, John
Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center (White Springs, Fla.)
Miami Seaquarium
Gasparilla Festival (Tampa, Fla.)
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Humble Oil and Refining Company
Seminoles
Agriculture
Citrus
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS Airplanes
Competitions
Promotional films
Stewardesses, Airline
Transportation
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Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ Aerospace industry
College sports
Cuban revolution
Gambling--Florida
Governors--Florida
Hurricanes
Parades
Politics
Presidents--United States
Space program
Space race
United States Senate
Cold War
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" Interviews
Politicians
Politics
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"FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE "FIRST FEDERAL VIP" - KINESCOPE Anti-communism
Communism
Interviews
Politicians
Politics
United States-Foreign relations-Latin America
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FISHING FOR FUN FISHING FOR FUN Boating
Fishing
Promotional films
Sport fishing
Tarpon fishing
Tourism
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Florida AttractionsFlorida AttractionsAmusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Camping
Promotional films
Recreation
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
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