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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Miami "
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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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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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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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Seminoles of The Everglades

Seminoles of The Everglades

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village with women working and children playing. The narrator discusses the importance of tobacco in the American Indian culture and two Native Americans share an Old Gold cigarette. There are Miami scenes, and the narrator talks about how confined and trapped American Indians feel in the city. "The development of the Everglades into agricultural land is gold for the white man, and the symbol of the end of the Indian." There are quick overviews of tourist sites, the US Indian Affairs Office and Brighton Reservation in Dania.
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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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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

Date
1961 (circa)
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited.

There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes.

Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff, arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Governor Farris Bryant gives remarks at a press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
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North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

Date
1967
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfstream Park, community swimming pools, marinas, and beaches. There are scenes of the Orange Bowl, Miss USA contest, Miss Universe contest, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, and Miami Seaquarium. Produced by Don Parisher; sponsored by the North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Date
1984
Description
This documentary showcases the accomplishments of American journalist, women's suffrage advocate, author, and conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Graduating from Wellesley College in 1912, she moved to Miami in 1915 to work for her father Frank Bryant Stoneman at his newspaper that would later become The Miami Herald. She became the first woman to enlist in the Navy when she was given the assignment to write a story about the first woman to enlist in WWI. During her research, Douglas learned that no woman had actually enlisted yet, but she then felt compelled to enlist herself. While living in South Florida, Douglas developed a deep love for the environment, particularly the Florida Everglades. Her greatest notoriety resulted from the 1947 publication of The Everglades: River of Grass. Living until the age of 108, Douglas was known as the foremost expert on and advocate for Everglades conservation.
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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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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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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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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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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Seminoles of The EvergladesSeminoles of The EvergladesAttractions
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Tobacco industry
Tourism
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The Torch of FriendshipThe Torch of FriendshipAfrican American
Amusement parks
Attractions
Hotels
Promotional films
Tourism
Travel
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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationFYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost GenerationCuba--History--1959-
Politics
Refugees
Revolution
Cuban revolution
Cold War
Governors--Florida
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North Miami Beach: Gateway to InteramaNorth Miami Beach: Gateway to InteramaAmusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Marinas
Promotional films
Tourism
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Marjory Stoneman DouglasMarjory Stoneman DouglasGreat Floridians/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/msd.jpg
World's Largest SundaeWorld's Largest SundaeBeauty pageants/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/largestsunday.jpg
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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