5 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Pinellas County "
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Wheels in the Sun

Wheels in the Sun

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film tells the story of Pinellas County breaking away from Hillsborough County and developing its own government, industry and style. There is a nice sequence of an old car and land sale, followed by scenes of diving in Tarpon Springs. The film also shows Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Sunshine Skyway. Homes, neighborhoods, shopping areas, schools and industries are shown. The narration has an odd meter. Produced by Nationwide Pictures and H.K. Carrington; sponsored by Pinellas Industry Council.
Collection
Ski to the Fair

Ski to the Fair

Date
1964
Description
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.
Collection
Junior Sailing Regatta

Junior Sailing Regatta

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film is footage of a sailing regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Junior Yacht Club (under 18 years of age) is featured in this film. The film shows two boys in the St. Petersburg area on the beach enjoying horseshoe crabs, roasting oysters and boating in a cypress swamp. The film ends with scenes of river wildlife.
Collection
Every Island Has Its Own Song, 1988

Every Island Has Its Own Song, 1988

Date
1988
Description
This documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek tsabouna player, and his family describes the history of the instrument and its construction, Greek culture and traditions, and the history of the Tsimouris family. There are scenes of Nikitas Tsimouris playing the tsabouna, a type of Greek bagpipe, while his sister Nomiki A. Tsimouris sings and scenes from the Epiphany Day celebration in Tarpon Springs. The film is a co-production of Wedu Television and the Florida Folklife Program, and was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Folk Arts Program. It was written and produced by Nancy Michael with Peggy Bulger as project director and Yvonne Bryant and Debra Robinson as production assistants. Russ Offenbach is the narrator. The video can also be viewed online on the Folkstreams web page at http://www.folkstreams.net/film,136
Collection
CLEARWATER SPORTS

CLEARWATER SPORTS

Date
n.d.
Description
This film is narrated by Red Barber. It shows people golfing, watching major league baseball, playing softball, attending horse races, watching jai-alai, playing shuffleboard and playing tennis. Viewers see boating, skiing, hydroplane races, children's pram sailing and fishing. Produced by Marvin H. Scott Jr. Film Productions of Tampa; sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Advertising Agency Inc.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Wheels in the Sun Wheels in the Sun Automobiles
Economic conditions
Industry
Promotional films
Tourism
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Ski to the Fair Ski to the Fair Boating
Promotional films
Recreation
Water sports
Water skiing
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Junior Sailing RegattaJunior Sailing RegattaBoating
Fishing
Recreation
Wildlife
Sailing
Waterways
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Every Island Has Its Own Song, 1988Every Island Has Its Own Song, 1988folklife/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/fv-112.jpg
CLEARWATER SPORTS CLEARWATER SPORTS Attractions
Boating
Fishing
Horse racing
Hydroplanes
Jai-alai
Major League Baseball
Promotional films
Recreation
Sailing
Shuffleboard
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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