Art Cheek's Organic Garden

252943
Date
April/May 1975
Collection
Video
Description
Art Cheek describes the benefits of organic gardening, while sharing methods he uses to maximize vegetable yields in his 4,000-square-foot garden. This work film contains several segments that document the garden's evolution from seeded soil to a lush cornucopia. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by ...
Video Details
12:33; color; sound; V-190 BA281; S.1239

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy B...
Type
Moving Image

Florida's Changing Face

253039
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; V-11 CA068; S. 828
Description
This film is composed of a variety of scenes that answer the question, "What do you think of when you think of Florida?" It includes quick shots of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle in spring training and Gene Krupa, Peter Lawford and Jimmy Durante in nightclub acts. It shows a collection of fine paintin...

Learned it in Back Days and Kept It: A portrait of Lucreaty Clark

322854
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary produced by the Florida Folklife Program, Folk heritage award recipient and white oak basket maker Lucreaty Clark discusses the long tradition of basket making in her Jefferson county family.
Video Details
28:40; Color; Sound; FV-131; S. 1615

The Adventures of X-14

232407
Date
ca. 1965
Collection
Video
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828

David of Sarasota

252972
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sa...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828

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, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828

Museum a Circus Built

253341
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mable Ringling. It shows many paintings and sculptures, as well as the restoration studio. Painting conservation is shown being done in full sunshine. See AA074, "Museum... Excerpt". Produced by...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-94 BA005; S. 828

Four Corners of the Earth

323908
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary was the result of the Seminole Video Project (1983-1984), a joint effort between the Florida Folklife Program and WFSU -TV. The film profiles Seminole craftswoman and tribal representative Ethel Santiago and addresses issues such as cultural retention within contemporary society; t...
Video Details
27:40; color; sound

Every Island Has Its Own Song

326850
Date
1988
Collection
Video
Description
Documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and narrated by Russ Offenbach. Written and produced by Folklorist Nancy Michael with Yvonne Bryant as assistant pro...
Video Details
28:14; color; sound; FV-112, S1615

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232394
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread...
Video Details
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193; flba007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232395
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion,...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-192; flba008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
Type
Moving Image

Florida State University History (Part 1)

253108
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
Raw footage of Florida State University throughout 1975 featuring a swim meet at the Union Pool, FSU Flying High Circus students training and practicing, and scenes from the FSU Circus summer program for children. The video also shows 1975 Earth Day festivities on the FSU Union Green (keynote speak...
Video Details
11:41; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

253639
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; sound, V-234 BA432; S. 828
Description
Winter Park's beautiful Park Avenue is transformed into an outdoor art bazaar during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Zany music accompanies the footage and narration, giving the film a great nostalgic feel. There are additional scenes of the Beaux Arts Ball and footage of the Central Florida ...

PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL

253374
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-113 BA114; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a procession and church ceremony dedicated to the arts. Ballet rehearsals are shown, followed by the young dancers cavorting outside on the lawn. Finally, two dancers perform on-stage at the Palm Beach Playhouse. Produced by FDC.

ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN

252942
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; color; silent; V-190 BA279; S.1239
Description
Art Cheek stands in his organic garden and shows off some of his organic produce. Also see BA279 & BA282. Produced by WFSU-TV.

CRYSTAL RIVER NUCLEAR PLANT/ FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY ART SHOW

252965
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:26; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA233; S. 1239
Description
This segment contains extensive silent footage of the interior of the plant. In a short interview, a plant administrator remarks on the history of the facility and on the construction of the plant. He discusses the advantages of nuclear power sources over those of fossil fuels, denoting American ind...

BROOM MAKER

252915
Date
2-Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-213 BA405; S.1239
Description
A broom maker demonstrates the art of making an Appalachian style whisk broom by hand. Produced by WFSU-TV.

ARTON THE MIRACLE STRIP

252884
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; b&w; sound; V-26 AA06; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers enjoy the Pensacola Arts Festival by following Sue Scarborough, reigning Miss Citrus Queen. Viewers see a silhouette cutter, a sidewalk portrait painter and a seamstress. The modern artist has, "no beret, no smock and definitely no long hair." A wood carver with a chisel is sho...

ART CHEEK'S ORGANIC GARDEN

252944
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:10; color; sound; V-190 BA282; S.1239
Description
Art Cheek demonstrates how to tie off bean and tomato plants. He displays seedlings in his greenhouse and displays cabbages in his garden. He also explains how planting various herbs around the perimeter of his garden acts as a natural insect deterrent. Also see BA279 & BA281. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FLORIDA ARTS FESTIVAL

253033
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; b&w; sound; V-78 CA173; S. 828
Description
This is a film about artist Lou Van Dercar. An on-camera host, with microphone in hand, interviews Van Dercar at work in his home/studio. He produced "modern-style" paintings that were impressionistic and imitative of Dali, Picasso and Pollock. His sculpture is in different mixes of concrete with ma...

ARTON THE GOLD COAST

252883
Date
5/28/1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:20; b&w; sound; V-92 AA126; S.828
Description
This film shows Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach and the art show held there. The show is described as "a carnival of canvas to please the curious and the connoisseur." Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by FDC.

SUWANNEE CENTER STAGE

253546
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA148; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. Viewers see pretty gardens, dioramas and the annual folk art celebrations. The film includes music, dancing, and the "Jeannie Auditions," where girls sing in a contest for music scholarships.

KEY WEST

253283
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:35; color; sound; V-47 CA027; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of Key West, using old photos and drawings. It shows the Audubon House, describes the restoration movement, and shows various gardens and the Sidewalk Art Festival. The Conch Train comes by and viewers see Hemingway's house. A cigar maker, shrimp boats and deep-sea fishing ...

THE OTHER FLORIDA

253370
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-116 CA003; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, including residences, fishing, surfing, golfing and orange groves. The film also shows the county fair, a beard-growing contest, the local library, schools, churches, museums, the art gallery, recreation areas, a Catholic folk mass, St. Lucie...

SPARKLING RIVALS!

253518
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-86 CA051; S. 828
Description
This film is about Clearwater and its "rivalry" with Clearwater Beach as to which is the more fun. Viewers see beach frolics, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, skiing, fishing, baseball, races, pram races, hotels and motels. The film also shows condos, residential areas, downtown, businesses and the arts....

ALTHA CHIEF OF POLICE/JAPANESE CLOTHING/ WILLIAM WATSON CERAMICS

252872
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:49; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA241; S.1239
Description
This film consists of three segments. The first deals with the chief of police of Altha, Florida, who comments on his "no-crime lawman" reputation. Viewers see him visit an elderly lady on his rounds, then a short interview with his wife. He then discusses his philosophy of maintaining law and order...

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