Florida's Canal Main Street

245871
Date
Mid-1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage ...
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy ...
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods mak...

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, th...
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828

Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narr...
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828

Compass Points South

252956
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Wayne Ferris talks to Senator George Smathers about his trip to Latin America. Most of the program deals with the communist threat to the Latin American region. The show is comprised primarily of footage shot during Smathers' trip to various locations in the Caribbean and South America...
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - FLORIDA BARGE CANAL/ CUBA

253459
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the construction of the Florida Barge Canal and a groundbreaking ceremony in Jacksonville attended by President Lyndon Johnson. He mentions the Florida East Coast Railway strike. He also comments on an international ban on trade with Cuba. Produced by the Senate Reco...
Video Details
4:37; b&w; sound; V-180 AA288; M89-17

TOMORROW IS HERE TO STAY

253573
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
32:46; b&w; sound; V-198 EA030; S.1239
Description
Bill Shipley interviews several individuals regarding the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Buck Ray and a Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Officer are interviewed. They explain their opposition to the project while they travel on the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers. Mr. Shipley interviews represen...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA

253476
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-183 AA319; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the developing tensions in Panama over disagreements in the Canal Zone. The segment also contains material on President Johnson and the legislative schedule of the Senate. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

THE WELLSPRINGS PART II

253625
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
33:30; color; sound; V- 217 S. 1825 Box 4, #2
Description
Part two of this film addresses the mangrove tree's singular ability to balance the wetland ecosystem. The destructive effect of flood canals, drainage channels and dredging is discussed in detail.

CARL BUCHHEISTER AT WAKULLA SPRINGS

252920
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
38:37; b&w; sound; V-198 EA029; S. 1239
Description
Carl Buchheister, former president of the National Audubon Society, advocates the preservation of Florida's wildlife and natural splendor in an interview at Wakulla Springs Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Buchheister discusses alligators, water conservation, wildlife reserves, citizen involvement in conservati...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253174
Date
10-Jan-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; b&w; sound; V-224 DA101; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant responds to questions regarding a cigarette tax increase, a democratic fund-raiser in Miami with President Lyndon Johnson as guest of honor, State Constitutional revision, the "daisy chain" ballot issue, keeping legislative sessions on a biannual schedule, auto tag price increases, indus...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CASTRO/COMMUNISM/PANAMA

253449
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; b&w; sound; V-182 AA309; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to Sen. William Fulbright's suggestion that the United States should cease attempts to oust Fidel Castro from power. He also comments on the threat of communism to other Latin American countries. He mentions briefly Panama's demands to renegotiate the 1903 treaty regard...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA / BUDGET

253478
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; sound; V-183 AA322; M89-17 Sen.
Description
George Smathers comments on the crisis in Panama over the Canal Zone and the progress being made with Panamanian leaders in Washington, D.C. He commends President Johnson for placing limits on the budget and federal spending. He responds disapprovingly to France's decision to recognize the communist...

ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS

253005
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; color; silent; V-51 AA095; S. 828
Description
Borden's Milk mascot Elsie the Cow and her calf Beauregard cruise a canal at Cypress Gardens aboard a pontoon raft. They disembark and pose with two young women wearing straw hats.

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...

BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS

252905
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; silent; V-27 AA018; S. 828
Description
Five fiberglass dinghies with outboard motors race around the lake and canals at Cypress Gardens. One boat runs up on the shoreline by accident. There are no injuries or damage. Then, three small, single-driver hydrofoils race through the same areas and end by driving up on the beach at the finish l...

FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA

253131
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
Description
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration-just good photography and music througho...

LA BELLE THE BEAUTIFUL

253288
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-59 CA078; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Caloosahatchee River, canal digging and a brief shot of Thomas Edison. There are scenes of the good life in the area around La Belle. There are scenes of cattle herds, watermelon harvest, beekeeping, oil wells, the La Belle Chamber of Commerce and hunting with dogs.

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...

PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER

253393
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-69 DA035; S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's rol...

HAPPY BEACH ADVENTURE

253228
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-40 CA137; S. 828
Description
This film shows why it is good to be in Jacksonville, showing homes, canals, shopping, churches, the Gator Bowl and beaches. Viewers see golf, horseback riding on the beach and a "diaper derby" on the beach. The film also shows a parachute landing in the water, a bike race, a go-cart race and a rode...

SKI TO THE FAIR

253508
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:33; b&w; sound; V-65 CA086; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of skiers in a campaign to promote St. Petersburg as a "young people's town." They make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. They encounter rough waters outside Venice. Then they travel from Fort Myers to Okeechobee by canal, then to the Atlantic. They fo...

A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING

253349
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-76 BA043; S. 828
Description
This film shows the community of Pompano Beach, including the fun, entertainment and activities that are available in the area. Viewers see homes "that range in price from $8,000." Flowering plants, backyard pools and canals with water skiers are typical. Viewers see banks, businesses and lots of ca...

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