Florida Folk Festival Scenes

267704
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of various performances at the Florida Folk Festival in the 1950s, including women singing and performing Israeli dance; waltzing; Caribbean style dancing; bird-calling; children dancing and choral singing.
Video Details
08:07; B&W; Sound; FLBA006; V-250
Bird calling

Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

253609
Date
1945
Collection
Video
Description
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. T...
Video Details
5:03; color; silent; V-158 WV-3
the river, scenes of birds, and a

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

232428
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins...
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146
, Lady Bird Johnson, Hubert

Florida’s Wildlife Heritage

296303
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida’s environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on t...
Video Details
16:25; color; sound; V-258; DA146
true

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
rookeries on Bird Island, Marine

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image
, including geese and other birds

Presidential Visit to Palatka

267709
Collection
Video
Description
This film is silent footage of President Lyndon B. Johnson's visit to Palatka. The scenes show a crowd, including Governor and Mrs. Farris Bryant, waiting in the rain for his arrival. The footage continues with: the President's arrival by helicopter and car; President and Lady Bird Johnson on the d...
Video Details
02:35; B&W; silent; AA035; V-251
Type
Image
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007

BIRDS OF A FLORIDA FEED TABLE

252900
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:40; color; sound; V-20 BA029; S. 828
Description
This film features footage of cardinals, blue jays, Florida blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, brown thrashers, painted buntings, doves, mockingbirds and quail visiting a feeder. The print has flash frames throughout and narration by the filmmaker. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
BIRDS OF A FLORIDA FEED

A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

253601
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:38; b&w; sound; V-72 BA146; S. 828
Description
This film was made when Busch Gardens was primarily a bird collection and plant garden. It shows the "longest single escalator in the world." Viewers also see the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, a geodesic dome (with screens) used as an aviary. The film is "narrated" in places by a parrot with a Spanish...
bird collection and plant

THE ENCHANTED KEY

253006
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:33; color; sound; V-118 BA196; S. 828 E.W.
Description
Dutton filmed and narrated this look at seabirds in the Keys. This was made when the birds and Kodachrome movie film were plentiful.
the birds and Kodachrome movie

Mar-57

253313
Date
Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:47; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 10)
Description
This film is home movie footage of spoonbill birds scavenging for food on the beach.
footage of spoonbill birds

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.
footage of spoonbill birds

SPOONBILLS

253521
Date
Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:34; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 11)
Description
This is home movie footage of spoonbills in flight and foraging for food.
Birds

HUNTING MARSH HENS

253263
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:45; b&w; silent; V-50 AA045; S. 828
Description
Three men, a teenage girl and two dogs slog through a marsh and shoot small birds. The logo at the tail says, "Official News Film, Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, State of Florida."
birds. The logo at the tail

SEABIRDS

253434
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:00; color; sound; V-110 BA174; S. 828
Description
Frigate birds are seen in large flocks. The film also shows herons, spoon bills and egrets in mangrove rookeries in the Keys. This is the way seabird populations used to look in the 1950s. The Kodachrome color is amazing and E.W. Dutton narrates in his own style.
Frigate birds are seen

ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL

252865
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; color; sound; V-19 BA075; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. Th...
comes to rescue the bird

CYPRESS GARDENS

252966
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-15 BA032; S. 828
Description
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gown...
, including birds, flowers

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 ...
of monkeys and aquatic birds

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.
and then shows animals (aquatic birds

TAMPA HOME MOVIE

253555
Date
1930s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:30; b&w; silent; V-176
Description
This is a mix of film clips involving members of the Howell family in Tampa. There are scenes of a bee hive, bird dogs and cattle running through the woods. The film also shows downtown Tampa in the 1930s, with trolleys and other street scenes. There are short clips of men fishing, a pitcher pump ou...
. There are scenes of a bee hive, bird

PRIMEVAL PARADISE

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

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...
. Alligators, birds and other

SAILFISH THRILLS

253424
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:20; color; sound; V-43 AA032; S. 828
Description
This film was shot by Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton off Stuart, Florida. It shows manta rays and a dolphin jumping over the fishing line. Mrs. Dutton struggles with a magnificent specimen on the line, but a shark apparently bit it off, leaving only the head, which Mr. Dutton displays. A pelican takes a c...
. A man-o-war bird steals a

BOAT CRUISE AT WAKULLA SPRINGS

252906
Date
4-Jan-70
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; color; silent; V-159 WV-10; S 1239
Description
This film begins with scenes of people boarding tour boats. It shows views along the river, including birds and alligators. It includes clips of Edward Ball and Malcolm Johnson.
the river, including birds

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...
Birds

PINKY AND PERKY

253384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; sound; V-113 BA190; S. 828
Description
Pinky and Perky, of British television fame, visit Caribbean Gardens near Naples, FL in "Pinky and Perky's American Tour." The pigs, which are marionettes, have their own car and enjoy the flowers and birds that grace the park.
and enjoy the flowers and birds

THE WELLSPRINGS PART I

253624
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:25; color; sound; V-217 S. 1825 Box 4, #1
Description
This film addresses the important role Florida's mangrove swamps, coastal wetlands and estuaries play in acting as natural storm barriers, as well as supporting and maintaining a flourishing marine and bird habitat. There are extensive wildlife scenes, scenes of Florida's coral reef and footage of s...
flourishing marine and bird habitat

Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies

296313
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Description
This is a series of short 16mm home movies shot by Ohio native and WWII veteran Frank Turosik during his travels through Florida in the early 1970s. Turosik's love of nature is obvious, as the majority of footage is of birds and other animals at wildlife refuges and nature trails. Film locations inc...
Video Details
20:18; color; silent; V-259; DA147
, as the majority of footage is of birds

CARIBBEAN GARDENS

252927
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-93 BA127; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a singing introduction written by John McGhee (see orange juice song at the end of "Leading the Parade," BA081) with organ accompaniment by Hack Swain. It shows the birds and flowers featured at this attraction in Naples. Produced by Stephen T. Briggs at Solana Studios (Naples)...
Swain. It shows the birds

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,...
Birds

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