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

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (incl...
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; 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

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828

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

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828

Haines City High School Band

253227
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the Haines City High School Band came to fame and recognition. It takes the viewer to the Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana to see brass horn manufacturing, including electronic testing, casting and assembly. The town of Haines City goes all out to raise money for unifo...
Video Details
26:27; color; sound; V-108 DA050; S. 828

FLORIDA CATTLE RANCH

253038
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:00; color; silent; V-101 AA178; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes on a cattle ranch, including cowboys on horseback.

THE SUNSHINE FEED

253539
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-109 CA165; S. 828
Description
This film tells how citrus waste (pulp, etc.) is processed into cattle feed. Produced by Beckley Films; sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus.

THE SUNSHINE FEED

253542
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-109 CA165; S. 828
Description
This film tells how citrus waste (pulp, etc.) is processed into a cattle feed.

FLORIDA'S LIVING TREASURE

253079
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-18 CA142; S.828
Description
Actor Richard Boone narrates and hosts this film about how Florida agriculture was developed. It uses split-screen, time-lapse, macro, artwork and old photos. It tells about pest control and how the development of juice concentrate saved the orange juice market. It also shows the cattle industry, me...

HOMETOWN FLORIDA

253253
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-104 CA204; S. 828
Description
This film is composed of scenes of life in and around Bartow. It is a good "slice of life" of the 1950s in a small town. It shows some phosphate mining, the citrus industry and the cattle industry. It also shows Bartow Air Base, family life, agriculture, and youth activities such as baseball, 4-H an...

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.

FORT LAUDERDALE RODEO

253130
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:30; b&w; silent; V-13 AA049; S. 828
Description
In this film, children play, an "Indian Princess" is crowned, a man wrestles an alligator, and men ride horses and bulls.

FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS

253084
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
Description
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airp...

GATEWAY TO THE SUN

253148
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-5 BA071; S. 828
Description
The beginning of this film is choppy due to splices. It tells about Lake City, showing the airport, downtown, residential areas, fire department, police, schools, churches, hospital, banks, shopping, motels and dining. It shows farming, Stephen Foster Memorial and a stern-wheeler replica. Viewers se...

KISSIMMEE: GATEWAY TO THE WORLDS

253287
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-54 CA064; S. 828
Description
This film shows attractions near Kissimmee, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Stars Hall of Fame, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Alligator Alley, Gatorland Zoo and Supersonic Transport Air Museum. There are scenes of life in Kissimmee, including cattle ranching, homes and apartments...

WHERE THE BIG BASS BITE

253631
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828
Description
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with it...

FLORIDA INDUSTRIES ON PARADE: McARTHUR DAIRIES

253074
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-234 AA500; S.828
Description
Mary McArthur and Bill Wilkerson take the viewer on a tour of the production process of their dairy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

RIVER RANCH RESORT

253420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-113 BA037; S. 828
Description
This is a resort public relations film. It is a Florida-style dude ranch. The cowboys and cowgirls drink Chablis and eat shrimp. It has all the usual fun in the sun activities. Produced by McLeod Films.

SEMINOLE INDIANS

253437
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:02; b&w; sound and silent; V-201 FLEA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-4
Description
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Semin...

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...

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of...

FLORIDA STATE FAIR AND GASPARILLA CELEBRATION

253097
Date
Feb-53
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:30; color; sound; V-7 DA003; S.828
Description
The 48th Annual Florida State Fair includes the Gasparilla Pirate Celebration in which men dress as pirates and sail into Tampa Bay. Parades, circus acts, produce displays, industry displays and livestock displays from all over the state are shown. Viewers see a car race and car stunts. The film als...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

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