The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to cele...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, S. 828

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and t...
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828

Florida Cinderella

232426
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Miss Florida Pageant begins in Sarasota with the girls checking into a motel on Lido Beach. They get a room, roommate, a number, and a chaperone; then they get into bathing suits. They cavort and mug for the cameras, frolic in the surf, and practice for the big night. They pose, frolic some more...
Video Details
12:45; B&W; sound; BA120

Luna Plantation

243140
Date
ca. 1940s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/strolle...
Video Details
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08

Naples Goes Buggy

253344
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a family frolicking in the surf at Naples Beach, then shows the Swamp Buggy Queen and her court. It then shifts to Caribbean Gardens, which features trained birds such as a duck that paddles a boat and plays a piano. Festivities start with a rifle shooting contest and parade in...
Video Details
14:39; b&w; sound; V-76 CA031; S.828

Beauty in the Deep

243138
Date
January 21, 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Video Details
4:50; B&W; sound; V-125 AA211; S. 828

Silent Sirens: Manatees in Peril

253505
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:15; color; sound; V-109 CA229; S. 828
Description
This is an excellent film about the plight of the endangered manatee. It is narrated by Leonard Nimoy and is full of beautiful underwater photography. It shows tracking by radio collar, injured manatees and manatee interaction with people.

A Day at the Zoo

252977
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. It shows animals in concrete and chicken wire enclosures, elephants eating cotton candy from the visitors, and monkeys playing on their playground equipment. The narrator makes many cutesy comments as the animals are shown. The family has lunch...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; V-79 DA027; S. 828

Under Florida Stars

267743
Collection
Video
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foste...
Video Details
14:29; color; sound; S828; V-252

World's Largest Sundae

232425
Date
August 8, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Contestants in the Little Miss Universe contest voraciously devour the World's Largest Sundae floating atop a small raft in the pool of the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach. In the process, they end up coating themselves in chocolate and digging into the dessert with their bare hands. When they have fi...
Video Details
0:44; B&W; silent; AA504

Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park open...

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, 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

Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

296301
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film includes beautiful color footage of divers descending into the Wakulla Springs cavern. Divers swim through deep, dark areas of the caves with their diving lights. Glass bottom boat tours pass overhead. Divers swim through eel grass and a hollowed out log on the bottom of the spring. Variou...
Video Details
24:10; color; silent; V-258; DA148

MISS DIXIE '63; DAYTONA FROLICS

253329
Date
6-Aug-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; b&w; silent; V-122 AA016; S. 828
Description
This film is footage from the 1963 Miss Dixie contest in Daytona Beach.

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT

253333
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:28; b&w; silent, V- 234 AA508, S. 828
Description
This is footage of the 1963 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami. It includes swimsuit competition shots, Miss Little Universe 1963 and the crowning of Miss Brazil as Miss Universe. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965

253334
Date
Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
Description
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe" Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Ja...

MISS USA 1965

253335
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:42; color; sound; V-122 CA115; S. 828
Description
Miss Ohio, Sue Anne Downey, wins this contest. Movie stars judging or hanging around include Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad, Gloria DeHaven, George Lindsey (Goober), Lloyd Bridges and Pat Boone. This film has good examples of clothing and hairstyles of the day.

BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

252893
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:37; color; silent; V-26 AA020; S. 828
Description
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.

DIXIE FROLICS

252990
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:30; b&w; sound; V-234 AA513; S. 828
Description
Four southern belles in the 1963 Miss Dixie pageant frolic on the beach in a convertible and stroll the boardwalk at Daytona Beach, flirting and captivating passersby as stereotypical 1960s television music blares in the background. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

MISS AMERICA HULA HOOPS

253328
Date
13-Feb-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:42; b&w; silent; V-123 AA024; S. 828
Description
Miss America sits in the midst of a group of belles dressed in plantation gowns as they hula hoop at Cypress Gardens. A young child hula hoops also. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.

MISS ICELAND IN FLORIDA

253332
Date
5-Sep-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; silent; V-234 AA501; S.828
Description
Miss Iceland zips around Tallahassee in a convertible before picking up some golfing tips from a FSU golf instructor. At the end of the film, she mounts a small winners platform made from blocks of ice. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA FASHIONS

253646
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:04; b&w; sound; V-42 AA093; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.

MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDA

253331
Date
29-Aug-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45;b&w; silent, V-234 AA494; S.828
Description
Miss America contestants pay a surprise visit to Sarasota, Florida, where they tour the Ringling Museum and pose with exotic birds at Jungle Gardens . Miss Florida presents contestants Ann Verner, Miss District of Columbia; Evelyn Ellis, Miss South Carolina; Beverly Smith, Miss Maryland; Georgia Mal...

FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS

253018
Date
June 9-12, 1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:50; b&w; silent; V-89 BA014; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a shot of a souvenir program showing the name and dates of the event. There are shots of a crowd on a pier as a group of costumed men arrive on a sloop. Next are scenes of pageantry and more of an indoor pageant. The parade has a few Seminoles, Miss Tallahassee, Miss Lake Charl...

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

252978
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:32; b&w; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.

MISS AMERICA AT CYPRESS GARDENS

253327
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:38; b&w; sound; V-52 AA070; S. 828
Description
Miss America, Vonda Van Dyke, cavorts on skis for the press at Cypress Gardens. Shots of the attraction's camera boat reveal how the ski scenes were shot. Miss America has a pop-up camper as a mobile changing room. She is seen posing on skis, driving an outboard, on a surfboard in a boat wake, swimm...

AZALEA FESTIVAL

252886
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; V-26 AA085; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes and flowers in Palatka, a cookout, a hydroplane race and a beauty pageant. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Jaycees of Palatka.

FLORIDA FAIR FASHIONS

253050
Date
20-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:00; color; sound; V-244 AA477; S. 828
Description
Miss Miami, Linda Mandelson, models the fashions to be worn by Florida Pavilion staff of the 1964 World's Fair. Miss Miami takes a brief tour of the Daisy's Originals factory, the designers of the Florida fair fashions. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FORT LAUDERDALE HOLIDAY

253129
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:26; color; sound; V-214 AA428; S.828
Description
This film is an enthusiastic promotion of life in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, which the narrator calls "a tropical Shangri-La in a thick carpet of blue water." It starts with aerial footage, then quickly cuts to follow a group of boaters who idle past luxurious homes lining the canals. Produced by th...

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