Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration

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  • February 1953

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  • 24:30; color; sound; V-7 DA003; S.828


  • The 48th Annual Florida State Fair includes the Gasparilla Pirate Celebration in which men dress as pirates and sail into Tampa Bay. Parades, circus acts, produce displays, industry displays and livestock displays from all over the state are shown. Viewers see a car race and car stunts. The film also shows "Negro Day" with marching bands, track events and the presentation of the "Outstanding Negro of the Year Award." The 4-H Club is shown and Florida Secretary of Agriculture Nathan Mayo presents awards. Future Homemakers are shown making cookies. Cigar making is shown and a human cannonball flies. An underwater kitchen features a mermaid housewife. A parade features many floats and costumes. This is a wonderful Kodachrome film. Produced by Ball Productions of Miami; sponsored by the Florida State Advertising Commission and the Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Association.

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