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. There is a parade with soldiers and WACS.
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 is introduced by Frank Church. John F. Kennedy and his family are introduced, including his mother, three of his sisters, and his two brothers. There are short clips of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Cronkite. Collins gives the opening address and introduces Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson then introduces John F. Kennedy as the next president of the United States.
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 the beach. The narrator emphasizes the importance of balancing the environmental needs of humans with the needs of endangered wildlife species through land conservation and wildlife management programs. A female loggerhead turtle lays eggs on the beach and baby turtles hatch and crawl toward the sea. The film shows a variety of birds, including limpkins, anhingas, hawks, ducks and a red cockaded woodpecker. A gopher turtle eats and burrows in scrubland pine forests, which the narrator describes as “part of an important ecosystem.” Through burrowing, the highly adaptable turtle provides habitats for the endangered indigo snake. Footage shows a manatee and her babies swimming as the narrator explains that they are vulnerable to speeding motorboats. The narrator discusses environmental success stories, such as the passing of laws that protect alligators and the decreased use of pesticides, which improved the health and viability of Brown Pelican eggs. According to the narrator, the best way to protect our “wildlife heritage” is to work together to set aside parcels of land for wildlife and create wildlife parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The film ends with shots of Apalachicola National Forest and Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation signs and additional scenes of animals, flowers, rivers and beaches. This film was produced by the Ed Ball Wildlife Foundation.
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 Studios, purple gallinules, gators, and lots of wild flowers with butterflies are shown. Next are bellowing alligators, white ibis, blue heron, coots, rails, egret, and green heron. Viewers see Seminoles spear fishing, in a village grinding corn, and cooking with a baby in a hammock. Phosphate mining, shelling on Sanibel Island, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon fishing in the mangroves, bass fishing, parrots, the University of Miami, and Bok Tower are shown. This is a beautiful Kodachrome print. Sponsored by Gulf Oil.
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 sanctuaries created by the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation. The film begins with a reading of Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” over scenes of wildlife, including geese and other birds, followed by shots of Edward Ball strolling through a wooded area. The narrator describes Ball’s belief in the importance of preserving endangered animal and plant species as well as his admiration for Teddy Roosevelt and forester, politician and conservationist Gifford Pinchot. The film continues with visits to each wildlife sanctuary, including the University of West Florida near Pensacola, Wakulla Springs near St. Marks, the Box R Ranch near Apalachicola and Southwood Farms near Tallahassee. Students and school groups enjoy nature at UWF, where a tour for the visually impaired takes place. The Wakulla Springs segment includes exterior shots of the Wakulla Springs Lodge and wildlife boat tours. Wild geese and deer figure prominently throughout the film, which also includes scenes of limpkins, egrets, ducks, raccoons and alligators foraging for food. An alligator catches and eats a duck. Most scenes are backed by lush music while the narrator describes the feeding habits of animals and the work of foundation employees. Throughout the film, the narrator reiterates Edward Ball’s belief that pristine lands, wildlife species and the “natural wonders of the world” must be preserved for the understanding and enjoyment of future generations. The film concludes with quotes about man’s place in nature and a quote from the book of Revelations: “Hurt not the Earth.” This film was produced by John Appleyard Agency Inc.
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 dais; several men speaking, including President Johnson; and the President greeting onlookers as he returns to his car to leave.
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 accent. Scenes of the bird act are next, followed by people posing with birds perched on them. Then, there is a sequence showing a multitude of elf statues. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.
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. The egret calls for help. A ranger comes to rescue the bird in an outboard and returns the nest to safety. Produced by Weeki Wachee for the Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.
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 gowns. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
, 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 BA058, "Nature's Own Attraction - Homosassa." Produced by Studio Productions Inc.
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 outside a log cabin, lake scenes, an outhouse, boats and more bird dog scenes. There are scenes of more fishing, men swimming, and guys drinking and talking on the porch.
. 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 location before the camera pulls back to reveal heaps of rusted beer cans and broken bottles piled in the dunes. Several young men gather the trash, filling over a dozen grocery bags with rubbish. Next, sewer runoff fills a calm water body with sludge. Then, factory smokestacks cough enormous black plumes of soot. The segment ends with a few shots of flowers and the reflecting pool at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens. Produced by WFSU-TV.
. 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 cast and is released. A man-o-war bird steals a gull's meal. Next are shots of the fishing boats in great swells as a storm blows up, but they keep on fishing and the narrator waxes poetic about sport fishing. The film ends with a beautiful sunset. Some sections are missing. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.
. 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, and an osprey and its young.
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 shrimp fisherman.
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 include the Gumbo Limbo Trail, Corkscrew Swamp, Everglades National Park, J. N. “Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Key West and Fort Clinch. While the film is somewhat choppy and each segment is short, the number of bird species Turosik captured on film is impressive. Birds in the film include egrets, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, painted buntings, ibis, anhingas, wood storks, cormorants, woodpeckers, geese and pelicans. Of particular interest are scenes of nesting wood storks and of pelicans executing near vertical dives for fish. Other animals Turosik caught on film include alligators, otters and armadillos. Turosik also captured street scenes in Key West, including shots of the Audubon House, the Fogarty Mansion, Delmonico Restaurant, Sloppy Joes, Duval Street and the Motel Key Lodge on U.S. Highway 1.
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, cormorant, deer and a Florida panther. The film is incomplete.
Birds

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