Alligator!

232440
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Describes the alligator as a keystone species. Introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. Brings in the job of the Flood Control District. Says that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. A natural history f...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; CA043

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Dragons of Paradise-Part I

252789
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part one of a two-part program on Florida alligators. The film describes how the alligator survived for millennia, only to be hunted to near extinction in the 20th century. Several of Florida's authorities on alligators, including Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, Tommy Hime...
Video Details
28:20; color; sound; V-216 EA039; S.1239

Dragons of Paradise-Part II

252790
Date
December 5, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film is part two of a two-part program on Florida's most recognized reptile. Part two deals with the results of human encroachment into the alligator's habitat. Concern for alligator population led to the addition of the alligator to the endangered species list. However, complaints of nuisance ...
Video Details
30:15; color; sound; V-216 EA040; S.1239

Snowman’s Holiday

253512
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman visit Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, watch alligator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, the Torch of Friendship, and Parrot Jungl...
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-65 CA081; S. 828

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...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828

ANIMAL KINGDOM: ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE

252877
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:10; color; sound; V-245 DA099; S. 828
Description
This episode of the popular television series "Animal Kingdom" focuses on the American Alligator. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish officers Ronald Davis and William King track down two poachers who are illegally hunting and skinning alligators to sell the hides on the black market. Shot in the Waku...

FORT LAUDERDALE RODEO

253130
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:30; b&w; silent; V-13 AA049; S. 828
Description
In this film, children play, an "Indian Princess" is crowned, a man wrestles an alligator, and men ride horses and bulls.

11-Mar-57

253314
Date
11-Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 9)
Description
This is home movie footage of spoonbill birds in flight and on the beach. There are also a few shots of alligators.

PRIMEVAL PARADISE

253407
Date
1951
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-158 WV-11
Description
Same as film #620.

EVERGLADES WILDLIFE

253010
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; silent; V-100 BA128; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of otters, opossums, raccoons, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles and gators in the Everglades. There are shots of Glades islands that are rookeries, including storks, eggs in a nest, chicks in a nest, cormorant chicks in a nest, limpkins, roseate spoonbills, herons, skimmers, an owl...

NATURE'S OWN ATTRACTION - HOMOSASSA

253348
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:48; color; sound; V-116 BA058; S. 828
Description
This film shows a jungle cruise and nature trails featuring gators, sea lions and an underwater viewing room. The viewing room puts the visitors at eye level with thousands of fish. In the gator lagoon, the gators leap up at bits of fish hanging from a string. There is an orchid green house.

FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

253034
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:25; color; sound; V-102 BA145; S. 828
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 mar...

FLORIDA GIANT REPTILES

253059
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-12 BA004; S. 828
Description
This film has a few shots of the Florida crocodile, scenes of gators in the wild and shots of a man with a gator skull. There is a great sequence of a game warden handling a nuisance gator in which the warden's thumb is bitten and the gator's jaws are pried apart to free the thumb. The gator is hog-...

A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE

253087
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet,...

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS

253255
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828
Description
Goat Island, a colony of monkeys and aquatic birds, is seen on the jungle boat ride at Homosassa Springs. The nature trail has otters, deer, goats and a hippo. There is an orchid greenhouse. Gators in a lagoon are fed by a woman dressed as an "Indian maiden" who dangles fish from a string. Also see ...

MIAMI PREVIEW

253323
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:05; color; sound; V-51 BA059; S. 828
Description
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Eve...

PRIMEVAL PARADISE

253406
Date
1951
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-40 BA061; WV-11
Description
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.

ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

253428
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a sp...
Video Details
14:15; color; sound; V-67 BA099; S. 828

THE SPORTING SUWANNEE

253522
Date
1950
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:20; b&w; sound; V-99 BA170; S. 828
Description
This film was produced by Paramount as part of a series of Grantland Rice films. It starts in the Okefenokee and flows with the Suwannee River through rapids and past "the old faithful Negroes" who live on the banks. They have no pension plan, no social security and "no ulcers," according to the nar...

THE UNCONQUERED

253588
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-90 CA118; S. 828
Description
This film shows contemporary American Indian life after a brief historical introduction. It shows a medicine man picking herbs and another man wrestling a gator in water. A powwow is held at Silver Springs and viewers see Ross Allen (herpetologist) and Will Rogers Jr. Produced by Silver Springs.

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

252916
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It ...

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

253223
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there...

HOME MOVIE

253251
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:47; color; silent; V-149
Description
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligato...

POLLUTION

253388
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; b&w; silent; V-188 BA260; S.1239
Description
Swimmers frolic in the water at Wakulla Springs outside of Tallahassee. Alligators, birds and other wildlife from the springs also make an appearance. The camera follows a car on a narrow road, then slowly pans to a ditch filled with litter. Gentle waves roll over the sand at an anonymous beach loca...

SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

253540
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:40; b&w; sound; V-109 AA034; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of the New York World's Fair grounds. It shows water skiers skiing from St. Petersburg to the fair. A model in a bathing suit visits the Alaska pavilion. Hawaiians are served orange juice at the Florida Pavilion and leave in an outrigger canoe. Viewers see flamingoes and gators....

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

253645
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; b&w; sound; V-214 CA318; S. 828
Description
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida. Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced...

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