Billy Lundy, Civil War Vet

244388
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
(1955 / 4:00; B&W; silent; V-125 AA185; M88-009)
Description
This film’s first scenes are of Bill Lundy, a Civil War veteran, on his 107th birthday. He is seen posing with a birthday cake and a small group of women and men in uniform. Next, wearing an Air Force helmet and flight suit, Lundy poses beside an Air Force jet fighter and its pilot. He is shown ...

Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

253609
Date
1945
Collection
Video
Description
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. T...
Video Details
5:03; color; silent; V-158 WV-3

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

295839
Date
1944
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:22; B&W; silent; V-256; BA439
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from ...

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the process...
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828

The Miracle of Flowers

253324
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building...
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438

AERODEX

252866
Date
6-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:26; b&w; silent AA441; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

WOMEN'S AIR RACE

253641
Date
18-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:02; b&w; sound; V-53 AA078; S. 828
Description
This film shows several women pilots and their airplanes on the ground. No one is identified. No racing or flying is shown.

SOMETHING NEW IN THE AIR

253515
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:05; b&w; sound; V-234 AA442; S. 828
Description
This film captures the excitement of Eastern Airlines' inaugural Boeing 727 flight at the Miami Airport. A delegation of giddy Miamians board the plane, led by the mayor. In the course of their journey, they present citrus gift baskets to the flight crew, President Lyndon Johnson and the Mayor of Ph...

TWENTY YEARS OF NASA

253585
Date
Sepbember 11, 1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; color; sound; V-185 AA351; S.1239
Description
This film provides a brief overview of the 20-year history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It includes historical footage of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs. There are scenes of a spacewalk, astronauts on the moon and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of July 1975 whe...

HOME MOVIE

253239
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:21; color; silent; V-151
Description
This film starts at the corner of 30th St. and 4th Ave. N., showing a residential area. There is a woman in a yard and a maid watering grass. The film has camera shots from a car and from a military airplane. This is probably not footage of Florida.

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 s...

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 pla...

VICE PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN FLORIDA

253596
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Burns meets Lyndon Johnson and Sen. George Smathers as they disembark from an airplane. They go to Jacksonville University, where the vice president gets an honorary degree and speaks. They fly away in a Marine Corps helicopter that takes them to an Air Force base where Johnson makes a speech. ...
Video Details
8:00; b&w; sound; V-50 BA139; S. 828

BOAT TRIP, KISSIMMEE

252907
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; silent; V-27 AA048; S. 828
Description
In this film, a seaplane flies over, lands on the water and then takes off again. Viewers see men and children around a fishing camp, tents and people camping on the bank of a river.

SOMETHING SPECIAL

253516
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:11; b&w; sound, V- 244 BA433; S. 828
Description
This film promotes Florida's tourist attractions and endorses National Airlines' non-stop air service to the Sunshine State. Footage includes beaches, Seminole Indians, tourist sites and fishing scenes. Produced by National Airlines and the Florida Development Commission.

BOMBING DEMONSTRATION

252909
Date
1950
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:00; color; silent; V-101 AA021; S. 828
Description
Civilians and uniformed men are seen on a grandstand. A military band playing near the grandstand is shown. Viewers see a podium and three silver bombs or fuel pods on display nearby. There are more shots of men in the grandstand and then a brief shot of a Twin-Engine Beech flying over. A military m...

THE ELLIOT STORY

253004
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-a...

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

253015
Date
1-Jul-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:15; color; sound; V-55 BA166; S. 828
Description
This film is footage of an International Stewardess Contest. The girls pose, frolic and visit Miami Seaquarium, home of television star Flipper. They go to a beauty shop. The contest begins later that evening. The winner is from Guatemala. The film also shows Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and M...

THE MOVING CHALLENGE

253338
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; V-206 CA283; S. 828
Description
This film emphasizes the Florida Department of Transportation's role in shaping Florida's future. It details the department's responsibilities, especially the integration of the entire transportation matrix: air, rail, ship and auto. Futuristic transportation devices such as a fan-propelled high spe...

PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR NO. 1

253399
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
38:45; b&w; sound; V-31 EA002; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns is seen campaigning. He comes and goes in a helicopter. Then, there is a cookout in his honor with lots of people wearing paper hats that say "Burns." A rock band is playing. Burns arrives and makes a speech. At one point, he poses with an American Indian and wears a Seminole hat. Sound b...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

MAGIC OF MANATEE

253308
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, P...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-58 CA170; S. 828

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