43 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Tampa "
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A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

Date
1962
Description
This film was made when Busch Gardens was primarily a bird collection and plant garden. It shows the "longest single escalator in the world." Viewers also see the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, a geodesic dome (with screens) used as an aviary. The film is "narrated" in places by a parrot with a Spanish accent. Scenes of the bird act are next, followed by people posing with birds perched on them. Then, there is a sequence showing a multitude of elf statues. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.
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AFRICA NEXT DOOR

AFRICA NEXT DOOR

Date
1974
Description
This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.
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Betty Skelton Day, 1948

Betty Skelton Day, 1948

Date
1948-07-11
Description
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the Women's International Aerobatic Champion, held at the Peter O. Knight Airport in Tampa, Florida. The U.S. Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane tows a banner that reads "It's here - Fort Pitt Beer!!" For the finale Betty Skelton climbs inside a modified North American P-51 Mustang and zips around showing off her flying technique. When Skelton lands, she is presented with a bundle of flowers as she speaks to a crowd of spectators. Produced by Tampa Home Movie.
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BICENTENNIAL TAMPA

BICENTENNIAL TAMPA

Date
1976
Description
Historic sites are shown in this public service announcement during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Viewers see Tampa Bay Hotel ( University of Tampa ) and a photo of Martinez Ybor. Sponsored by FDC and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
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BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Date
1953 (circa)
Description
This film shows steel being formed at Henry Corporation in Rattlesnake, where precast concrete slabs are being made for the lower Tampa Bay Bridge. The concrete is poured into a slab as jazz piano music plays on the soundtrack. The slabs are lifted onto a barge and stacked, then put into place on the bridge. Next is a draw-section of the bridge moving from land to the barge and from the barge to position on the bridge. Many laborers are seen.
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Buccaneer Conquest

Buccaneer Conquest

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appears in the film and an amphibious tank escorts the ship into the harbor. A high-wire artist walks between the ship's masts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
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Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa

Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa

Date
1967 (circa)
Description
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King Gasparilla." Produced by Creative Film and Sound.
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CELEBRATIONS

CELEBRATIONS

Date
1953
Description
This is a home movie. An infant, Jeff, is brought home from the hospital. Another boy, Lance, is shown at Christmas with his cowboy outfit and many other toys. Viewers see Jeff's baptism at Zion Lutheran with Pastor Henry Wolter. The film then jumps to Jeff at his first birthday and Lance in his Cub Scout outfit. There is footage of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge shot from a car and family scenes in the yard.
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Cracker Trio Part Four

Cracker Trio Part Four

Date
1995
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.
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Cracker Trio Part Three

Cracker Trio Part Three

Date
1995
Description
This video includes raw footage interviews with Tommy Walton, Blind Willie James and Diamond Teeth Mary McClain. Walton discusses being a classic blues performer and making a living as a musician. James speaks of growing up in Florida, learning piano and attending the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. McClain describes her childhood and how she started singing in 1937. Shots include interior and exterior shots of buildings at Cracker Country in Tampa.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Aviaries
Birds
Gardens
Promotional films
Tourism
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AFRICA NEXT DOOR AFRICA NEXT DOOR Amusement parks
Attractions
Breweries
Promotional films
Tourism
Wildlife
Zoos
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Betty Skelton Day, 1948Betty Skelton Day, 1948Flight
Airplanes
Aviation
Air pilots
Stunt flying
Women air pilots
Air shows
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BICENTENNIAL TAMPA BICENTENNIAL TAMPA Cigar industry
Florida-History-19th century
Florida-History-20th century
Promotional films
Tourism
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BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION Barges
Bridges
Concrete construction
Construction
Infrastructure
Transportation
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Buccaneer ConquestBuccaneer ConquestCeremonies
Festivals
Parades
Promotional films
Tourism
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Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa Ceremonies
Festivals
Parades
Promotional films
Tourism
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CELEBRATIONSCELEBRATIONSBaptisms
Celebrations
Holidays
Home Movies
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Cracker Trio Part Four Cracker Trio Part Four Blues musicians

Singers
Interviews
Diamond Teeth Mary McClain
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Cracker Trio Part ThreeCracker Trio Part ThreeBlues musicians/fpc/memory/omeka_images/video/thumbnails90px/Cracker Trio Part Three.jpg
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