21 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "St. Petersburg "
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HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligator wrestling, Cypress Gardens and Fort San Marcos in St. Augustine. It is very difficult to tell where one city leaves off and another one starts. Very few of the places and people are easily identified.
Collection
Florida Attractions

Florida Attractions

Date
1948
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and street scenes in St. Petersburg; Miami; Tin Can camping; Bayfront Park; fishing; Biscayne Bay; horse racing in Hialeah; flamingos; wildlife scenes; Seminoles in the Everglades (aerial of a village and children); sailboat races; and water skiing at night. The color is faded and the film is a little jumpy. Produced by Castle Films.
Collection
FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River, shell collecting on Sanibel Island, an Ormond Beach antique car, races at Daytona, and other scenes on a tour of Florida. Every now and then someone is seen taking movies or still photos. There is good NASA footage of activity at Cape Canaveral. At Cypress Gardens, the narrator gives exposure settings. It covers Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Petersburg, Everglades, Homosassa Springs, Disney World, Parrot Jungle, Lion Country Safari, Citrus Tower, Truman Winter White House and Hemingway Home. The film shows gators, hippopotami, thoroughbred horses, tropical birds, flamingos and African animals. Viewers see airboat and shrimp boats. Produced by Eastman Kodak.
Collection
SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES

SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows the performance at the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, London Wax Museum and the HMS Bounty. The script says that the original Bounty was skippered by "the notorious pirate, Captain Bligh." It also shows the Bounty under sail on Tampa Bay.
Collection
SURPRISING ST. PETE

SURPRISING ST. PETE

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the Aquatarium, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty replica, London Wax Museum, horse races at Florida Downs, dog races, jai-alai, Tiki Gardens, stock car races, hydroplane races, and various cultural activities. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg.
Collection
The Adventures of X-14

The Adventures of X-14

Date
1965 (circa)
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Collection
TREASURE ISLAND

TREASURE ISLAND

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film starts with a "pirate" burying his treasure and narrating in the standard "har-har" pirate's voice. It dissolves to modern times and the usual "fun in the sun" sequences. Viewers see the Aquatarium, London Wax Museum, Sunken Gardens, Tiki Gardens, HMS Bounty replica and Busch Gardens. The film also shows homes, boating, entertainment and cultural activities.
Collection
Five of Florida's Finest

Five of Florida's Finest

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film tells about five attractions in the St. Petersburg area: the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty and the London Wax Museum.
Collection
GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
This film is about spring training in Florida. It shows some great players from the 1960s. There is a brief look at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, followed by footage of Cypress Gardens, the Citrus Tower, Silver Springs and Six-gun Territory.
Collection
MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERS

MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERS

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
In this film, two young couples arrive in a Mustang convertible at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. A group of college students stage a luau in the gardens wearing waistcloths and leis. One dances the hula and three of the girls frolic in the garden pool. Floral scenes are interspersed throughout.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
HOME MOVIE HOME MOVIE American alligator
Baseball
Beaches
Boating
Home movies
Recreation
Wildlife
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Florida AttractionsFlorida AttractionsAmusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Camping
Promotional films
Recreation
Seminole Indians
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobile racing
Beaches
Boating
Promotional films
Recreation
Space program
Tourism
Wildlife
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SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Boats
Promotional films
Wildlife
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SURPRISING ST. PETE SURPRISING ST. PETE Amusement parks
Attractions
Automobile racing
Beaches
Boats
Dog racing
Fishing
Golf
Horses
Hydroplanes
Hydroplane racing
Jai-alai
Promotional films
Recreation
Sailing
Softball
Tennis
Water sports
Water skiing
Wildlife
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The Adventures of X-14The Adventures of X-14Amusement parks
Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
Tourism
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TREASURE ISLAND TREASURE ISLAND Amusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Pirates
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Treasure
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Five of Florida's Finest Five of Florida's Finest Attractions
Amusement parks
Promotional films
Tourism
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GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION Attractions
Amusement parks
Baseball
Promotional films
Tourism
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MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERSMAGIC LAND OF FLOWERSAttractions
Automobiles
Gardens
Promotional films
Tourism
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