Holiday on Wheels

253236
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the <em>HMS Bounty</em> replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, an airboat ride, a glass-bottom boat, sponge diving, tarpon fishing, boating, scuba, skiing and hang gliding. Produced by Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate Inc.; sponsored by Trailer Life Publishing Co.
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828
true

Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. Pedal steel guitars provide the film's background music.
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828
. It includes airboats, deer hunting

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with nice scenes of a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River. The Keys are shown, including divers in Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Marineland with a diver feeding dolphins, loggerheads underwater and laying eggs. Divers in Tarpon Springs and gator wrestling follow. A man catches a cobra by hand and milks venom. There is a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and an open house at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Produced by Beckley Films in cooperation with FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828
true

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, horses, commercial growing, churches, shopping and Flagler Museum. There are shots of a dune buggy at the beginning and end. The film also shows Lion Country Safari, Norton Gallery of Art and an airboat. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by the Palm Beach County Development Board.
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828
true

BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN

252912
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-20 CA112; S. 828
Description
This is a film about life around Boynton Beach. It shows fishing, residential scenes, commercial buildings, schools, sailing and airboat rides. There are agricultural scenes, including commercial growing. Produced by Pieces of Eight Film Enterprises Inc. of Hypoluxo.
, schools, sailing and airboat

MISSING PERSON

253330
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-61 CA172; S. 828
Description
This film shows the good life in Pompano Beach. It includes hotels, beaches, boating, residences, schools, churches, banks, sports (including polo), Washington Senators spring training, businesses and the airport. There are also scenes of airboats, restaurants and nightlife with floor shows. Produced by Don Parisher.
. There are also scenes of airboats

"GOOD MORNING, MISS GOLEMAN"

253157
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-58 CA155; S. 828
Description
This film profiles National Teacher of the Year Barbara Goleman. It shows her teaching and interacting with students. She provides voice-over narration of her goals and concepts in teaching. She and her class go on a field trip, including an airboat ride. She and a group of students enjoy a "giant slide" amusement near the end of the film. One boy in the classroom scene wears love beads.
trip, including an airboat

WFSU TV - FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE TOM ADAMS; AIRCRAFT; EVERGLADES

253628
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:50; b&w; sound and silent; V-193 CA265; S.1239
Description
This is a work film from WFSU-TV consisting of three segments. The first segment features Florida Secretary of State Tom Adams commenting on the reorganization of the Florida Secretary of State's office. This segment has some audio distortion from magnetic sound stripe deterioration. In the second segment, Bill Ealand of Seminole Flying Services demonstrates a landing in a twin-engine Beechcraft. The camera pans over his shoulder as he explains the function of various instruments and controls in the cockpit while in flight. The final segment is silent footage of two officers of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission on an airboat in the Everglades. They are spraying the water with what appears to be pest control chemicals. Produced by WFSU-TV.
on an airboat in the Everglades

WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN

253644
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:45; color; sound; V-83 CA076; S. 828
Description
A newlywed couple in a red Mustang convertible pull up at a motel in Winter Haven to start the film's look at the area. The film shows the Florida Citrus Showcase (a domed building) and local amenities. The couple tries skeet shooting. A fellow shooter is in a wheelchair. They see elderly people playing shuffleboard. They go for an airplane ride for the aerial views and are boating when an airboat goes by, then stops to give them a ride. Later they fish, then see Cypress Gardens and try skiing. The film ends with a cookout with other young couples and a jingle. Homilies and philosophical comments are interspersed throughout the script. Produced by Mercury Productions.
when an airboat goes by

FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

253058
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:15; color; sound; V-6 DA019; S. 828
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.
. Viewers see airboat and shrimp

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