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

Buccaneer Conquest

252919
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appea...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828

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 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...

FLORIDA'S TREASURE COAST: ST. LUCIE COUNTY

253121
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-175 S. 828
Description
This is a promotional film on St. Lucie County that begins with an overview of the different ecosystems in the county. The St. Lucie County Museum is featured and some history of the county is given. There are scenes of downtown Fort Pierce and the Great American Raft Race. Local artist A.E. "Beanny...

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.

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...

BICENTENNIAL FORT CAROLINE

252895
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA430; S. 828
Description
This piece begins with a brief history of Fort Caroline, which was established by French Protestants in 1564. Showing footage of the reconstructed site, the narrator describes the Spanish assault on the fort and discusses Jacques LeMoyne, believed to be the first European artist to depict Native Ame...

JEANNIE

253274
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-37 BA094; S. 828
Description
This film begins with a skit by two school children, then tells about Stephen Foster's music by showing the dioramas at the Stephen Foster Memorial. Near the end of the film, there is an artist's rendering of the upcoming carillon bell tower and shrine. The film also mentions future music festivals ...

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253408
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:55; color; sound; V-84 BA129; S. 828
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display at the Prince of Peace Memorial at Silver Springs. It shows Cunningham at work, providing descriptions of each scene. Then, viewers see Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and swimming. Produced by Gu...

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 ...

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253409
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display in small chapels at Silver Springs. Each is a scene from the New Testament, including a reproduction of da Vinci's "Last Supper." The end of the film shows other features of Silver Springs, including Deer Ranch, gla...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-110 BA171; S. 828

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253056
Date
21-May-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; b&w; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminol...

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