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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Miami "
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World's Largest Sundae

World's Largest Sundae

Date
23231
Description
Contestants in the Little Miss Universe contest voraciously devour the World's Largest Sundae floating atop a small raft in the pool of the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach. In the process, they end up coating themselves in chocolate and digging into the dessert with their bare hands. When they have finished, Chef Casey Sinkeldam woefully inspects the remnants of his creation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
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Window of the Living Sea

Window of the Living Sea

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. The staff veterinarian describes the diet and medical care of the animals. He describes the animals' need for companionship and training methods. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." The film also shows collection of reef specimens. Rare finds are identified with the help of the University of Miami. Habitat areas in the attraction are shown. Produced by Tel-Air Interests.
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WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA

WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This is a film produced by Tel-Air Interests Inc. on Miami's Seaquariam. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager about the conditions in which the dolphins are kept. He reports that the aquarium is great because it protects them from sharks. There are scenes of a veterinarian treating animals. Hugo, the killer whale, and Marlana, a white sided dolphin, are put in the same tank to keep each other company..."now they are inseparable friends." Dolphins.
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Vice President Johnson at National Governor's Conference

Vice President Johnson at National Governor's Conference

Date
1963-07
Description
Starts with a military honor guard carrying an enormous cake into the gala dinner. Governor Bryant cuts the cake and the speeches begin. Johnson's remarks include comments on the unity of the U.S., "omens of change in the climate between the East and West," a reference to the Cuban missile crisis ("a turning point in the entire Cold War"), winning the space race, doubling the nuclear warhead stockpile and a litany of recent military build-up, and the upswing in the economy. He then mentions social programs, the environment, tax rates, etc. Then he makes a plea to face the problems of human rights, the "inequality of our Negro citizens." A very strong speech for civil rights.
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TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story follows a roving reporter around the state. Viewers see the Welcome Station, St. Augustine, Marineland, driving on Daytona Beach, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Sunshine Skyway (one span), Sebring races, recreation and the Keys. Produced by NBC Television, sponsored by FDC.
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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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THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

Date
n.d.
Description
This film starts with a title sequence over fireworks, then moves to aerials of Miami Beach hotels. It shows all the fun to be had, including great nightclub stage show sequences. It also shows the Orange Bowl, a hydroplane race, horse and dog races and Jai-Alai. The narrator says "scuba diving" at one point. Viewers see other recreation, attractions and fishing. The film closes with a shot of the moon over Miami.
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THE WEEK THAT FLEW

THE WEEK THAT FLEW

Date
1966-12-02
Description
A group of industrial and financial writers is given a look at industrial Florida on a tour sponsored by the FDC. They leave New York City on a National Airlines jet and go to Tallahassee. The film shows the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Burns, aerials of Jacksonville, street views, and St. Pete/Tampa business exteriors. Viewers also see Cypress Gardens, Cape Kennedy, Fort Lauderdale waterways, a University of Miami football game, Miami Serpentarium and the University of Miami campus. The film ends with scenes of a nightclub show.
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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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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
World's Largest SundaeWorld's Largest SundaeBeauty pageants/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/largestsunday.jpg
Wonderful World of Florida FashionsWonderful World of Florida FashionsBeauty pageant contestants
Fashion
Garment industry
Promotional films
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Window of the Living SeaWindow of the Living SeaAttractions
Dolphins
Orcas
Sharks
Veterinarians
Wildlife
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WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA WINDOW OF THE LIVING SEA Attractions
Dolphins
Orcas
Sharks
Veterinarians
Wildlife
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Vice President Johnson at National Governor's ConferenceVice President Johnson at National Governor's ConferenceCivil rights
Cold War
Governors--Florida
Politicians
Politics
Space program
Speeches
Vice-Presidents--United States
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TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES Attractions
Beaches
Economic conditions
Recreation
Seminole Indians
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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THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND Attractions
Dogs
Dog racing
Fireworks
Fishing
Horses
Horse racing
Hotels
Hydroplane racing
Jai-Alai
Recreation
Stadiums
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THE WEEK THAT FLEW THE WEEK THAT FLEW College sports
Economic conditions
Governors-Florida
Industry
Miami Hurricanes (Football team)
Promotional films
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The Torch of FriendshipThe Torch of FriendshipAfrican American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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