Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

259564
Date
2013
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; color; sound
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film...

THE FLORIDA CITRUS SONG

253040
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-240 CA287; S. 828
Description
This film utilizes a catchy folk rock jingle to spotlight the Florida citrus industry. It covers the entire gamut of citrus production from grafting fruit-producing citrus trees to frozen concentrate, and the myriad of offshoot businesses and products generated by Florida's greatest agricultural mar...

MARISA AND THE MERMAID: FLORIDA'S WAR ON WATER WEEDS

253316
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-60 CA131; S. 828
Description
This film tells how the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District is dealing with aquatic weeds. The film focuses on the water hyacinth, an introduced South American plant. It shows experiments at the University of Florida using Marisa Snails (with USDA) and use of manatees procured by Mia...

FLORIDA AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

253037
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:32; b&w; sound; V-226 DA118; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope footage of WTVJ-TV's "FYI" program filmed on location at the New York World's Fair Florida Pavilion construction site. According to the script, the pavilion will feature "pretty girls, orange juice, jumping porpoises and all the other wonderful things that represent Florida." There...

FLORIDA'S MODERN FOREST

253080
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-18 CA002; S.828
Description
This film shows the cutting, processing and treating of wood products. It includes furniture, paneling, paper, lumber, charcoal and synthetic oils from turpentine. It also discusses research for new forestry techniques. There are lots of statistics concerning growth cycles, land area of Florida devo...

FLORIDA SHOWCASE: NEW YORK!

253093
Date
Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:58; b&w; silent and sound; V-226 DA119; S.828
Description
This film spotlights the Florida Showcase information center in downtown New York City. It has lots of silent shots of the Big Apple. It shows New Yorkers getting travel and industry information on Florida. There are also short interviews with agents who work at the center and some of their patrons....

Florida Derby

253045
Date
9-Apr-63
Collection
Video
Description
This film has footage of the 1963 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale. Candy Spots and jockey Bill Shoemaker are victorious. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:54; b&w; sound; V-234 AA489; S. 828

Florida Derby

253046
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This is great Florida Derby footage with sports commentary as Northern Dancer and jockey Bill Shoemaker gallop to a three-length victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
2:49; b&w; sound; V-234 AA505; S. 828

Florida Beaches: Paradise in Peril

232442
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film addresses efforts to save Florida's "greatest natural resource," its beaches, from erosion. Officials and scientists from the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the University of Florida's Oceanographic and Coastal Science Departments are shown researching erosion. The film shows ...
Video Details
18:35; color; sound; CA284

Florida State University Football

243139
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the Florida State Seminoles football team in practice at the beginning of the 1963 season when Bill Peterson was head coach and Bobby Bowden an assistant coach. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:17; B&W; silent AA488; S. 1239

FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE

253122
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-1 BA023; S. 828
Description
This film tells how Florida's Turnpike was developed. Scenes of the Florida interior and Miami Beach are included. It features Florida Highway Patrol Troop K, motorist assistance and rest stop facilities. It tells how the turnpike is a major commercial facility for produce. The film shows Department...

The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendl...

A TRIBUTE TO DEMPSEY BARRON

253583
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
50:00; color; sound; V-143
Description
This is a tribute to the life and times of longtime leader of the Florida State Senate, Dempsey Barron.

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 2

252960
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:55; color; silent; V-101 BA156; P84-048
Description
This film is a continuation of EA001, and shows more road construction . It includes concrete pouring and finished roads with traffic. Produced by the Florida State Road Department.

JOHNNY CARSON AT THE FLORIDA PAVILION

252931
Date
29-May-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:28; b&w; silent, V-234 AA490; S. 828
Description
Comedian Johnny Carson plays ball and scuba dives with the porpoises while touring the Florida Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FLORIDA INDUSTRIES ON PARADE: McARTHUR DAIRIES

253074
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-234 AA500; S.828
Description
Mary McArthur and Bill Wilkerson take the viewer on a tour of the production process of their dairy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

PERRY COMO SALUTE TO FLORIDA

253382
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:15; b&w; sound; V-14 BA017; S. 828
Description
Perry and his singers and dancers tell us about Florida. The film is interspersed with stock footage of various Florida sites and facts about the state. Frank Gorshin appears in a comedy skit.

CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES OF THE FLORIDA STATE ROAD DEPT NO. 1

252959
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:46; color; silent; V-91 EA001; P84-048
Description
This film shows road building in Florida , including land clearing, drainage digging, pipe laying, grading, curb construction , limestone quarrying, tar spraying and asphalt laying. See BA156. Produced by Florida State Road Department.

CAPTAIN KANGAROO FOR FLORIDA

252926
Date
11-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; sound; V-117 AA143; S. 828
Description
This film is two live segments of the "Captain Kangaroo" show. The Captain shows FDC promotional film clips and tells kids why it is fun to go to Florida and how they can get their parents to write for more information. These are kinescopes. Also see EA012 ("Today Show" Florida segments).

FLORIDA FAIR FASHIONS

253050
Date
20-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:00; color; sound; V-244 AA477; S. 828
Description
Miss Miami, Linda Mandelson, models the fashions to be worn by Florida Pavilion staff of the 1964 World's Fair. Miss Miami takes a brief tour of the Daisy's Originals factory, the designers of the Florida fair fashions. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

MOVING AHEAD

253337
Date
11-May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:22; color; optical; V-207 CA281
Description
This film briefly summarizes the changes to the Florida Department of Transportation following the Florida constitutional reorganization. It offers a detailed study of how the department accesses transportation needs, plans and designs new roadways, conducts environmental and civic impact studies, a...

Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

253646
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
Video Details
5:04; b&w; sound; V-42 AA093; S. 828

BICENTENNIAL PENSACOLA

252896
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA432; S. 828
Description
This film begins with a brief bicentennial review of Pensacola's history. The film explains the 1698 founding of Pensacola by the Spanish and its transfer to the United States in 1821. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

GOLF PRACTICE

253155
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:33; b&w; silent; V-233 AA421; S. 828
Description
Two young women practice their golf swing on the Florida State University campus in the company of a FSU physical education instructor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

UNDERWOOD COMMERCIAL

253590
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:15; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
Description
Herbert F. Underwood of Underwood Jewelers Inc. speaks out against Florida's proposed Business Income Tax in two brief commercials. Sponsored by Citizens Against Florida Income Tax.

Florida's Canal Main Street

245871
Date
Mid-1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage ...
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828

FLORIDA AT THE FAIR

253036
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-4 BA006; S. 828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces and narrates this film. It shows Florida's pavilion at the New York World's Fair, along with the acts and activities available there. Produced by FDC.

ANNUAL FLORIDA PRODUCTS FESTIVAL

252878
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; silent; V-125 AA206; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the annual Florida Products Festival held in Orlando.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #2

253063
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; b&w; silent; V-135
Description
This film contains accident scenes showing dead and injured people being removed from wrecked cars and damaged automobiles being pulled from ditches.

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #20

253069
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:43; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This film shows recruits in classes undergoing DWI training. One recruit, obviously under the influence, is made to go through a series of exercises. It is pretty funny, even without sound.

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