39 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Winter Haven "
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A SPECIAL DESTINATION

A SPECIAL DESTINATION

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
This film is a well-shot look at Cypress Gardens. It shows canals, bridges, waterfalls, statues and girls in costumes. The film shows that Cypress Gardens is not called the water ski capital of the world for nothing. Twelve skiers take off from a dock at one time, one barefoot skiing backwards. Viewers see the shopping area, a magic show, the spook house, the bird show, the crocodile show and a small zoo. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
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BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
n.d.
Description
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.
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BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS

BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
n.d.
Description
Five fiberglass dinghies with outboard motors race around the lake and canals at Cypress Gardens. One boat runs up on the shoreline by accident. There are no injuries or damage. Then, three small, single-driver hydrofoils race through the same areas and end by driving up on the beach at the finish line.
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CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
This is a short souvenir film comprised of scenes from Cypress Gardens. Visitors tour the park, take scenic riverboat rides and photograph the young southern belles who stroll the park daily. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
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CYPRESS GARDENS

CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gowns. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
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CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows a group of 5- to 7-year-old children learning to water ski in a pool shaped like the state of Florida. A three-wheeled motorized cart with a boom arm and ski rope pulls them along in the pool. Then, a youngster and teacher ski on the lake. The film is silent up to this point. Viewers see scenes of tourists, flowers and belles in plantation gowns. Next is a game of outboard water polo, played by four couples in small fiberglass dinghies with a 5-foot diameter beach ball.
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CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
This film has a mixture of scenes shot over 25 years (until the early 1960s) at Cypress Gardens. It starts with a short comedy sequence. Then, American Indians dance around a group of ski stars on land and a skier greets a group of American Indians on a beach. Dick Pope drives a golf ball global around the property and goes from shot to shot driving a 1957 Continental pulling a trailer with his golf cart in it. Pope poses with Victor Borge. There is a synchronized swimming sequence, a segment that shows clowns skiing and footage of children jumping rope. Viewers also see the parking lot, ski show shots, hula-hooping Hawaiians, Hawaiians learning to ski, beauty queens and conquistadors parading and posing, a skier and a model in a boat, and Dick Pope playing piano on a raft towed behind a boat as a skier performs to his music. Produced and sponsored by Cypress Gardens.
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ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS

ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS

Date
1950 (circa)
Description
Borden's Milk mascot Elsie the Cow and her calf Beauregard cruise a canal at Cypress Gardens aboard a pontoon raft. They disembark and pose with two young women wearing straw hats.
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FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

Date
n.d.
Description
This film shows the wildlife that abounds at Silver Springs, skiers at Cypress Gardens, Rainbow Springs, Homosassa Springs and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is a chopped-up print that was reassembled. The Homosassa sequence has a model dressed as an "Indian" who feeds the alligators fish and marshmallows.
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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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
A SPECIAL DESTINATION A SPECIAL DESTINATION Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
Zoos
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BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Tourism
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BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Boat racing
Boats
Promotional films
Tourism
Water sports
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CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Birds
Flowers
Gardens
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS Amusement parks
Attractions
Conquistadors (Portrayals)
Golf
Native Americans (Portrayals)
Piano
Promotional films
Recreation
Tourism
Water skiing
Water sports
Wildlife
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ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS Amusement parks
Attractions
Boating
Cows
Livestock
Promotional films
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FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS American alligator
Amusement parks
Attractions
Promotional films
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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