88 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Miami "
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Porpoises Train for World's Fair

Porpoises Train for World's Fair

Date
Description
This films shows the capture of porpoises by "scientist-fishermen" for the purpose of studying and training. Animal trainers are shown training porpoises to do tricks for the Florida Exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Viewers are encouraged to go see the porpoise show, produced by, "the fabulous Miami Seaquarium," at the Fair.
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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FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Collection
The Torch of Friendship

The Torch of Friendship

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This is a film promoting the Hampton House Hotel in Miami, a business oriented to an African-American clientele. It describes how notable black men and women of the 1960s gathered there, such as Ralph Metcalf (gold medalist, 1932 & 1936 Olympics), Althea Gibson (Wimbledon Champ), Martin Luther King Jr., singer Jackie Wilson, and baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The film follows a formula similar to other promotional films, except almost everyone in it is black. The complete footage shows entertainment, the owners, a fashion show, dog and horse racing, the Miami Seaquarium, the Torch of Friendship, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, the Baltimore Orioles, and the FAMU Track team. Produced by Don Parisher.
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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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To Reach For Tomorrow

To Reach For Tomorrow

Date
1968
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
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SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR

SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film captures the excitement of Eastern Airlines' inaugural Boeing 727 flight at the Miami Airport. A delegation of giddy Miamians board the plane, led by the mayor. In the course of their journey, they present citrus gift baskets to the flight crew, President Lyndon Johnson and the Mayor of Philadelphia. The film extols the amenities of the new jet, including the availability of high-speed travel to Florida. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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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.
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THE KING ORANGE JAMBOREE

THE KING ORANGE JAMBOREE

Date
1965
Description
This film chronicles the Orange Bowl festivities, including a Junior Tennis Tournament, a speedboat regatta, the International Grand Prix boat race, the Coral Gables Junior Orange Bowl, the Stag Coaches Luncheon, the Orange Bowl Fashion Show, the New Year's Eve King Orange Jamboree, the Alabama versus Nebraska football game, the NFL Pro Playoff Classic (Cowboys versus Colts) and the King Orange Fireworks. Each of these events is shown in a montage of shots with no narration. Produced by FDC; sponsored by National Airlines.
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President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

Date
1963
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocular remarks about the poor quality of Senator Smathers' political advice. Afterward, he quickly focuses on the Space Program and the positive impact it will have on Florida's educational institutions, technological industries, and economy. He mentions the Alliance for Progress program and commends Senator Smathers for his intuitive concern for Latin America in the 1950s. The majority of Kennedy's speech is dedicated to America's role as guardian of freedom and democracy. The film ends with several silent clips of fundraiser attendees and the guests of honor.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
fvc902Porpoises Train for World's Fair1964 New York World's Fair
Miami Seaquarium
Porpoises
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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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FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Aerospace industry
Attractions
Automobile racing
Fishing
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
Transportation
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The Torch of FriendshipThe Torch of FriendshipAfrican American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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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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To Reach For TomorrowTo Reach For TomorrowAfrican Americans
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
Presidents-United States
Promotional films
Vietnam War
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SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR Airline industry
Airplanes
Citrus
Promotional films
Transportation
Tourism
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FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS Airplanes
Competitions
Promotional films
Stewardesses, Airline
Transportation
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THE KING ORANGE JAMBOREE THE KING ORANGE JAMBOREE Alabama Crimson Tide (Football team)
Boating
Celebrations
College football
Dallas Cowboys (Football team)
Fashions shows
Fireworks
Holidays
Indianapolis Colts (Football team)
Nebraska Corn Huskers (Football team)
Professional football
Promotional films
Tennis
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President Kennedy on the Foreign BurdenPresident Kennedy on the Foreign BurdenAlliance for Progress
Democratic Party
Fund raising
Governors--Florida
National Democratic Party
Politics
Politicians
Presidents--United States
Space program
Space race
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