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

Treasure Island

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film gives a look at St. Petersburg's Treasure Island. It shows the single-span Sunshine Skyway and all the usual Florida activities and pastimes, including a fish-fry and a ski show with Santa Claus arriving by water.
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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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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 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.
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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.
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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
SUNSHINE CITY- ST. PETERSBURG

SUNSHINE CITY- ST. PETERSBURG

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
A native St. Petersburg boy shows a young, newly arrived Florida transplant some of Florida's natural attractions. The boys examine a horseshoe crab, visit the St. Petersburg Junior Yacht Club, chew on Palmetto scrub shoots, roast oysters on the beach and paddle through a cypress swamp. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY"

SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY"

Date
1963-03-01
Description
This is Kinescope footage of the "Today Show" with Jack Lescoulie as host. He visits the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland during spring training and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Petersburg. Stan Musial is seen. After the second piece, there is a rolling list of temperatures from around the nation. Next are the Cincinnati Reds in Tampa. Frank Robinson is seen here. This is followed by an interview with Casey Stengel of the New York Mets. At the end of each interview with the team manager, Jack asks why they have not won the pennant and gets sent off the field by "irate" ball players.
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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TREASURE ISLAND TREASURE ISLAND Amusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Pirates
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Treasure
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Treasure IslandTreasure IslandAttractions
Bridges
Fishing
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
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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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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 Adventures of X-14The Adventures of X-14Amusement parks
Attractions
Description and travel
Economic conditions
Promotional films
Tourism
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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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SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES SUNSHINE SHOWPLACES Amusement parks
Attractions
Beaches
Boats
Promotional films
Wildlife
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SUNSHINE CITY- ST. PETERSBURG SUNSHINE CITY- ST. PETERSBURG Cypress trees
Horseshoe crab
Oysters
Promotional films
Wildlife
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SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY" SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY" Baseball
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
New York Mets (Baseball team)
Promotional films
St. Louis Cardinals (Baseball team)
Spring training (Major League Baseball)
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