24 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Sarasota "
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.
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GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKES

GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKES

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film has outtakes from several Guided Tours productions and includes shots of Silver Springs, the Circus Hall of Fame and a wax museum. Some footage at Silver Springs is underwater and is slightly underexposed. The best underwater shots are a "love scene." This is all Kodachrome. Produced by Guided Tours.
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HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM

HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
A young boy dreams about a visit to FloridaLand. He gets into a gunfight in the "Old West Town," plays engineer on the tour train, becomes an American Indian and meets a stereotypical "chief" who dances on broken glass. He swims with a dolphin that later performs tricks such as jumping through a flaming hoop and pulling a small dinghy. The boy steers a small paddle wheel replica, meets a girl on Lover's Lane and feeds deer at Deer Ranch. The location is Sarasota. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC.
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Japanese Governors Visit Florida

Japanese Governors Visit Florida

Date
1964-05-18
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen visiting the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, boating in Fort Lauderdale and visiting the Seaquarium. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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MAGIC OF MANATEE

MAGIC OF MANATEE

Date
1973 (circa)
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, Palmetto and the island communities. They go for a plane ride, providing aerial views. Viewers see Sunshine Skyway (with the second span under construction), Ringling Art Museum, Gamble Mansion, Circus Hall of Fame, Lipizzaner Stallions, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training. The film also shows recreational activities including skiing and fishing. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
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MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDA

MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDA

Date
1962-08-29
Description
Miss America contestants pay a surprise visit to Sarasota, Florida, where they tour the Ringling Museum and pose with exotic birds at Jungle Gardens . Miss Florida presents contestants Ann Verner, Miss District of Columbia; Evelyn Ellis, Miss South Carolina; Beverly Smith, Miss Maryland; Georgia Malick, Miss New Jersey; Katherine Cross, Miss Georgia; and Paula Heims, Miss New York with certificates making them honorary Florida citizens. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Museum a Circus Built

Museum a Circus Built

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mable Ringling. It shows many paintings and sculptures, as well as the restoration studio. Painting conservation is shown being done in full sunshine. See AA074, "Museum... Excerpt". Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission.
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Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

Date
1944
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from MacDill in Tampa to begin training on the B-17 Flying Fortress. Designated a sub-base of MacDill in June of that year, the base soon changed focus. Because the runways could not withstand the weight of the bombers, the 69th Fighter Squadron transferred to Sarasota from Drew Army Airfield in Tampa to train on P-39 Airacobras. With the surrender of the Japanese in August of 1945, pilot training was gradually discontinued. The base was deactivated on December 31, 1945, and it eventually became the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

This film includes footage of the airfield's personnel and training activities throughout its final year as a military facility. It also incorporates earlier home movie footage of one of the pilot trainees in uniform with his young family in Arkansas and possibly Florida. Shots of a P-51 Mustang show pilots in the cockpit and it taxiing on the runway and taking off and landing. AT-6 Texan airplanes as well as army vehicles, including fuel trucks, ambulances, Jeeps and other equipment, also sit on the airfield. There are shots of barracks, offices and wooden hangers. A close shot shows the airfield control tower along with personnel bicycling, playing horseshoes and clowning for the camera. A sign displays the work requirements and flying hours required for the day, week and month; a second sign says "Squadron T." Fighter planes fly in formation and practice against targets at the shoreline. Cockpit views show the pilots shooting at "target socks" towed behind other airplanes. The film features additional aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt and the Beechcraft Model 18.
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SKI SKILL

SKI SKILL

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This is a film about water ski tricks, including preparation, special equipment and execution. Boats are plywood with twin Johnson Seahorse outboards. The film ends with a performance at Sunshine Springs and Gardens in Sarasota. Produced by Seahorse Productions; sponsored by Johnson Motors.
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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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEWFLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEWAerospace industry
Attractions
Automobile racing
Fishing
Museums
Promotional films
Tourism
Transportation
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GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKESGUIDED TOURS OUTTAKESAmusement parks
Attractions
Circuses
Tourism
Underwater photography
Wildlife
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HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAMHUCK FINN'S BIG DREAMAmusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
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Japanese Governors Visit FloridaJapanese Governors Visit FloridaDiplomacy
Governors-Florida
Promotional films
Tourism
United States-Foreign relations-Japan
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MAGIC OF MANATEEMAGIC OF MANATEEAirplanes
Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobiles
Baseball
Beaches
Conquistadors
Fishing
Horses
Infrastructure
Museums
Pittsburgh Pirates (Baseball team)
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDAMISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDAAttractions
Beauty pageant contestants
Beauty pageants
Promotional films
Tourism
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Museum a Circus BuiltMuseum a Circus BuiltArt
Attractions
Museums
Promotional films
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Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home MoviesSarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/ba439.jpg
SKI SKILLSKI SKILLBoating
Promotional films
Recreation
Water sports
Water skiing
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Ski to the FairSki to the FairBoating
Promotional films
Recreation
Water sports
Water skiing
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