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

The Torch of Friendship

232404
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is a film promoting the Hampton House Hotel in Miami, a business oriented to an African-American clientele. It describes how notable black men and women of the 1960s gathered there, such as Ralph Metcalf (gold medalist, 1932 & 1936 Olympics), Althea Gibson (Wimbledon Champ), Martin Luther K...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; CA133, s.828

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...

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828

SPRING TRAINING ON "TODAY"

253526
Date
March 12-20, 1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
35:00; b&w; sound; V-99 EA017; S. 828
Description
This is Kinescope footage of the "Today Show" with Jack Lescoulie as host. He visits the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland during spring training and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Petersburg. Stan Musial is seen. After the second piece, there is a rolling list of temperatures from around the nation. Next ...

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FISHING

253311
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:44; b&w; silent; V-123 AA123; S. 828
Description
In this film, baseball players participate in a fishing tournament staged at Cypress Gardens. Two Cypress Gardens skiers dressed as Red Sox fish from an amphibious car and two ball players get kissed by girls in bathing suits.

GOVERNOR'S BASEBALL DINNER

253162
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; silent; V-97 AA114; S. 828
Description
This film starts with five men holding oranges and grapefruit. Then, a young man wearing a Confederate cap and a tank of orange juice on his back fills cups with juice from a hose attached to the tank. The men toast with their cups. Next, the men pose with bats and baseballs in groups of two or thre...

GOV. HAYDON BURNS - BASEBALL

253186
Date
16-Mar-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
:52; b&w; silent; V-233 AA456; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns wears a FSU baseball cap and glove while standing atop a pitcher's mound where he zips a few pitches past FSU President Doak Campbell. The film was shot on the FSU campus. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

RED BARBER

252887
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; color; sound; V-244 AA465; S.1239
Description
This film features shots of legendary sports announcer Red Barber at a FSU function, preparing for a radio broadcast, at a sporting event and at home with his wife. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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. Produce...

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION

253217
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; b&w; sound; V-111 BA197; S. 828
Description
This film is about spring training in Florida. It shows some great players from the 1960s. There is a brief look at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, followed by footage of Cypress Gardens, the Citrus Tower, Silver Springs and Six-gun Territory.

HOME MOVIE

253250
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:45; b&w; silent; V-150
Description
This film was taken in the Miami area in 1941. It shows scenes of a football game, baseball, fastpitch softball (men's and women's), children on a playground, dog racing, mermaids, a parade, a woman feeding a squirrel, people on a beach, spring training, Bok Tower, Indian Village, people stopped alo...

HOMETOWN FLORIDA

253253
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-104 CA204; S. 828
Description
This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H an...

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...

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....

WONDER-FULL LAKELAND

253643
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-56 CA108; S. 828
Description
This film shows life in Lakeland. It includes spring training with the Detroit Tigers, churches, schools, public recreation facilities, archery, water skiing, industry and phosphate mining. Viewers see Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, a rodeo and Florida Southern College with its Frank Lloyd Wright B...

APALACHEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

252881
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; color; silent; V-130 AA 267; S. 1239
Description
The film begins with distant views of the institution. It shows prisoners at work cleaning chickens, collecting eggs, cooking in the kitchen, doing woodwork, and playing basketball and baseball.

CLEARWATER SPORTS

252953
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-14 BA042; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated by Red Barber. It shows people golfing, watching major league baseball, playing softball, attending horse races, watching jai-alai, playing shuffleboard and playing tennis. Viewers see boating, skiing, hydroplane races, children's pram sailing and fishing. Produced by Marvin H....

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...

HOLLYWOOD-BY-THE-SEA

253237
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-58 BA121; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see beaches, downtown, residences, hotels and motels, dog racing, jai-alai and horse racing at Gulfstream Park. The film also shows deep-sea fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, sailing, golf, baseball spring training, churches, schools, Riverside Military Academy, highways, the rail...

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...

WORLD'S WINTER STRAWBERRY CAPITAL

253650
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, ...

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

LAKE WALES- CROWN JEWEL OF SCENIC FLORIDA

253293
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-207 BA323; S. 828
Description
This is a film promoting the tourist attractions, business opportunities and "fun in the sun" lifestyle of Lake Wales. Viewers see tourist attractions such as Mountain Lake Sanctuary, The Great Masterpiece (a towering copy of da Vinci's "Last Supper"), Casa De Josefina, Spook Hill and the skiers at ...

SPANS ACROSS THE BAY CELEBRATION

253517
Date
Jul-49
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:47; b&w; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
Description
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The mo...

TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how t...

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