Ivan Tors Studios in Miami

232437
Date
ca. 1966
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tour of Ivan Tors Studios, showing behind-the-scenes manufacturing, equipment, wardrobe, stages and special effects. There is great underwater footage, including reefs, animals, camera crew and props from "Thunderball." Viewers see Ivan Tors, actor Lloyd Bridges and Flipper.
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; BA031

A Very Special Place

232417
Date
ca. 1969
Collection
Video
Description
Anita Bryant and her husband go fishing off Marathon in the Keys. She puts on her makeup while hooks are baited. Throughout the film, they drink Coca-Cola and she pitches Tupperware. She lands a tarpon. The film shows Seven Mile Bridge. Produced by Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; BA091, S. 828

Selma, Alabama Demonstration

243485
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse....
Video Details
10:42; B&W; silent; V-142 S. 1239

Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

296308
Date
1973
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows two men motoring down the Wakulla River, towing a camera person in a smaller boat. Footage shows wildlife along the river, including anhingas, limpkins, egrets, alligators and turtles. A giant hornet nest hangs high up in a tree. Underwater footage in the shallow areas of the river i...
Video Details
10:51; color; silent; V-258; DA148

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

252914
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:35; color; sound; V-21 BA025; P84-048
Description
This film shows steel being formed at Henry Corporation in Rattlesnake, where precast concrete slabs are being made for the lower Tampa Bay Bridge. The concrete is poured into a slab as jazz piano music plays on the soundtrack. The slabs are lifted onto a barge and stacked, then put into place on th...

FLORIDA REMOTE CONTROL BRIDGE

253086
Date
5-Dec-73
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:14; color; sound; V-202 BA305; S.1239
Description
Florida Secretary of Transportation Walter Revell announces the invention of another transportation marvel, Florida's Remote Control Bridge near the Kennedy Space Center. It is the only bridge in the country that is operated via remote control by an off-site operator. He addresses plans to expand Fl...

FABRICATION OF BRIDGE SECTIONS

253012
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:03; color; silent; V-113 CA251; P84-048
Description
This is footage of the techniques involved in road and bridge construction, showing how cylindrical concrete supports and highway overpass sections are made. The parts are placed on barges and floated to the construction site. Then, the supports are pounded into the ocean floor. Afterwards, slabs ar...

BLACK ARCHIVES/ BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

252901
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:21; color; sound; V-218 BA384; S.1239
Description
This film has footage of the Black Archives commemoration ceremonies in Tallahassee. Dr. Benjamin Smith of Florida A&M University comments on growing up in Monticello. Mrs. Adderley comments on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's inclusion in the archives. A former FAMU athlete donates the Cleve Abbott A...

TREASURE ISLAND

253582
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA091; S. 828
Description
This film gives a look at St. Petersburg's Treasure Island. It shows the single-span Sunshine Skyway and all the usual Florida activities and pastimes, including a fish-fry and a ski show with Santa Claus arriving by water.

BEAR HUNT/ NATURAL BRIDGE SCHOOL

252892
Date
Nov-77
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:31; color; sound and silent; V-189 BA267; S.1239
Description
In this film, hunters describe how to search for bear tracks and how hunting dogs track bears. A Florida Fish & Game officer explains why bear hunting is allowed. A black bear appears in the road. Two hunters and the Fish & Game officer fire, but the bear escapes. This is followed by silent footage ...

CELEBRATIONS

252936
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:54; color; silent; V-178 H-23
Description
This is a home movie. An infant, Jeff, is brought home from the hospital. Another boy, Lance, is shown at Christmas with his cowboy outfit and many other toys. Viewers see Jeff's baptism at Zion Lutheran with Pastor Henry Wolter. The film then jumps to Jeff at his first birthday and Lance in his Cub...

FISHIN' FUN IN SARASOTA COUNTY

253025
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:25; color; sound; V-3 DA012; S. 828
Description
This film has good shots of the Sarasota city waterfront, bridges and Venice jetties. It shows surf fishing off Englewood, bass fishing on the Myakka River, wade fishing in the shallows of Lemon Bay and tarpon fishing in the Gulf. It also shows fishing for sailfish in the Gulf with a nice tail-walki...

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.

HIGHWAY AERIALS AND TRAFFIC JAMS

253233
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:20; color; silent; V-28 AA027; S. 828
Description
This film is a series of bumpy aerials showing highways, toll booths and bridge interchanges. There are several shots of backed-up traffic (locations unknown). The cars all date in the 1950s.

D.O.T REPORT

252985
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:26; color; optical; V-207 CA282; S. 828
Description
Bob Considine takes the viewer on an "in-depth" look at the Florida Department of Transportation. The department plays an integral part in making Florida the "fastest growing state in the nation" by using the newest technology. Recent scientific developments like enormous punch-card computers, under...

GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION

253144
Date
Feb-54
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-a...

A SPECIAL DESTINATION

253519
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:33; color; sound; V-109 CA114; S. 828
Description
This film is a well-shot look at Cypress Gardens. It shows canals, bridges, waterfalls, statues and girls in costumes. The film shows that Cypress Gardens is not called the water ski capital of the world for nothing. Twelve skiers take off from a dock at one time, one barefoot skiing backwards. View...

WAKULLA SPRINGS HOTEL

253607
Date
16-Jan-73
Collection
Video
Description
This film features scenes of wildlife along the river. Two men in a small outboard chew up the bottom and get stuck while towing the boat with the camera. The film shows a flock of ducks on the water near the beach, a man picking up trash along the shoreline at the bridge spanning the river, and mor...
Video Details
18:30; color; silent; V-159 WV-2

FRONTIER FLORIDA

253136
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:35; color; sound; V-38 DA017; S. 828
Description
This film shows the history of Florida seen through visits to historic sites, including Crystal River Historic Memorial (prehistoric mounds) and Cape Florida State Park. The story of Spanish campaigns is shown with panoramas, art and maps. Viewers see Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River, St. August...

WHEELS IN THE SUN

253630
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; b&w; sound; V-80 BA018; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of Pinellas County breaking away from Hillsborough County and developing its own government, industry and style. There is a nice sequence of an old car and land sale, followed by scenes of diving in Tarpon Springs. The film also shows Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Suns...

SURPRISING ST. PETE

253544
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; color; sound; V-74 CA087; S. 828
Description
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the ...

TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

253569
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; silent; V-87 BA108; S. 828
Description
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story foll...

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

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