Tarpon Springs Epiphany

253558
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs, including the blessing of the fleet and boys diving for a gold cross. Greek folk dancing is shown as the theme from “Never on a Sunday” plays in the soundtrack. Governor Farris Bryant speaks at the celebration. Produced by the Florida D...
Video Details
5:22; b&w; sound; V-107 AA090; S. 828

Thanksgiving

243883
Date
ca. 1950
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. Next is Lance's birthday and opening gifts with Mom and Dad. The film continues with a family visit to the Lewis Plantation. There are scenes of workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures ...
Video Details
11:46; color; silent; V-177 H-8

Buccaneer Conquest

252919
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appea...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828

The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to cele...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns Christmas Message

244063
Date
December 17, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of the exterior of the Governor's Mansion decorated for Christmas. Next, Governor Burns, surrounded by his family, delivers a Christmas message. In the background, an organ plays "Silent Night."
Video Details
0:50; B&W; sound; V-98 AA131; S. 828

Twelve Hours of Sebring

232415
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film captures the excitement of the 1970 12-hour endurance race at Sebring. It features Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Jackie Ickx, Pedro Rodriguez, and celebrity driver/actor Steve McQueen. There is non-stop racing action as Ferrari driver Mario Andretti barely escapes with the lead over Steve Mc...
Video Details
22:30; color; sound; DA089, S. 828

Julio 26

232435
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film...
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024

Governor Claude Kirk Wedding Pageantry

243141
Date
March 17, 1967
Collection
Video
Description
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk’s wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika Mattfeld Kirk at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Brea...
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17

Billy Lundy, Civil War Vet

244388
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
(1955 / 4:00; B&W; silent; V-125 AA185; M88-009)
Description
This film’s first scenes are of Bill Lundy, a Civil War veteran, on his 107th birthday. He is seen posing with a birthday cake and a small group of women and men in uniform. Next, wearing an Air Force helmet and flight suit, Lundy poses beside an Air Force jet fighter and its pilot. He is shown ...

Everglades Harvest

253009
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to ...
Video Details
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828

Daytona 500

252975
Date
Feb-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film has scenes of pre-race time trials, including several crashes and spinouts. It uses a camera mounted behind a driver in some shots. Then, viewers see scenes of a race, a car and a mechanic on fire during a pit stop, and winner, Tiny Lund, celebrating his victory. Produced by FDC.
Video Details
2:00; b&w; sound; V-100 AA116; S. 828

Democrats and Republicans in Convention

232387
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows activities in Miami Beach during the Republican and Democratic conventions of 1972. It showcases the Miami Beach Convention Center with footage of a circus, industry shows and ice shows. Viewers also see demonstrators; candidates Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and George McGovern; and ot...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-22; CA130, S. 828

Newsreel

267785
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:31; B&W; silent; V-255
Description
This 1920s newsreel covers Charles Lindbergh's historic trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris, and the celebrations that followed in France, Belgium, England and the United States. The film also covers his flight later that year to Mexico.
Type
Image

MADEIRA BEACH GAY NINETIES CELEBRATION

253305
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:05; b&w; silent; V-79 BA109; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a small boat sailing, then a parade including Emmett Kelly in costume as Weary Willie. This is a civic celebration with a Gay Nineties theme. There are scenes of two girls with balloons eating candy apples and cotton candy while enjoying midway rides and the parade.

GASPARILLA DAY - COLER

253145
Date
Feb-53
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:35; b&w; silent; V-102 BA013; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of "pirates" getting ready for the civic celebration, shots of the pirates turning their guns over to authorities, a man with trained tigers, and a couple of circus performers entering a cannon barrel and being shot into the air. There are several shots of young ladies on parade...

HOME MOVIE

253238
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:13; color; silent; V-151 M83-022
Description
This film shows a family gathering, with a family eating ice cream and celebrating a child's first birthday.

SPONGE: TREASURE FROM THE SEA

253520
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-66 CA083; S. 828
Description
This film shows harvesting, processing and bidding at the market for Tarpon Springs sponges. It includes the blessing of the fleet and the Epiphany Celebration. At the end is a sequence showing the uses of sponges with voices in an echo chamber chanting, "Needed, needed. Natural sponges. Needed, nee...

CASEY CASON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY #2

252934
Date
1991
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; color; sound; V-164 P93-013
Description
In this film, each of the officials mentioned in the above-referenced film pay tribute to Captain Cason at his birthday celebration in Tallahassee. There is dancing at the end.

SUWANNEE CENTER STAGE

253546
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA148; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. Viewers see pretty gardens, dioramas and the annual folk art celebrations. The film includes music, dancing, and the "Jeannie Auditions," where girls sing in a contest for music scholarships.

SWILLEY WEDDING

253549
Date
Oct-46
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:55; color; silent; V-177 H-13
Description
This home movie shows the bride and groom posing and laughing, with other family members joining in. Then, the action moves back home for the reception. It shows guests, family, the cutting of the cake and various other points of the celebration. The footage includes Mama and Papa Vest, Jean, Clyde ...

CASEY CASON'S 80TH BIRTHDAY

252933
Date
1991
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:55; color; sound; V-163 P93-013
Description
Highway patrol Captain Owen "Casey" Cason celebrates his 80th birthday on the 22nd floor of the Capitol in Tallahassee on September 3, 1991. The celebration is attended by the following Florida dignitaries: former Governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham and Wayne Mixson; Gov. Bob Martinez; U.S. Sen. Lawt...

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...

GOV. BOB GRAHAM'S SENATE RACE

253201
Date
1986
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:53; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
Description
This is footage of Bob Graham's victory celebration after his win over Paula Hawkins for US Senator. It starts with Graham and his family with reporters, answering questions about the future of the state and country. Next is his acceptance speech at his campaign headquarters. On the platform with Gr...

PINE TREE FESTIVAL

253383
Date
19-Oct-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-49 AA047; S. 828
Description
This civic celebration in Perry was attended by Sen. Spessard Holland and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor. The children hunt for pennies in a sawdust pile and try to walk a tightrope. Women participate in a log-sawing contest. Then, the men have their turn. Sponsored by FDC.

SHRIMP BOATS RACE IN FLORIDA

253503
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:29; b&w; silent; V- 234 AA493; S. 828
Description
Shrimp boats race during the Fiesta of the Eight Flags celebration at the Marine Welcome Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Fiesta Queen Pat Brodie presents Captain Tringali of the Dixie Queen with a trophy for his victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

WINN-DIXIE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR MR. COOK

253637
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:00; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239
Description
A group of Winn-Dixie clerks, singing the Winn-Dixie theme song, gather around a woman. Pretending to remove her clothing, including a bra and underwear with "WD" printed on them, the men disperse, leaving the supposedly naked woman holding a Winn-Dixie sign in front of her. This film was apparently...

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING PARADE

253115
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:55; color; silent; V-240 BA337; S. 1239
Description
This is excellent color footage of the 1955 FSU homecoming parade in Tallahassee. Several elaborately constructed floats and a fine selection of vintage automobiles are included.

HOME MOVIE

253249
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:33; color; silent; V-150 M83-022
Description
This film shows the Clemons and Stoutamire family in Tallahassee, including May Party festivities, a family gathering, a military man in uniform and more scenes of the May Party.

LISA'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

253299
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 7)
Description
This is home movie footage of a young girl's fourth birthday party. Kids eat ice cream and cake. Two young boys with toy guns menace the girls and their mothers. This movie has a great nostalgic feel.

FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS

253017
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-3 BA078; S. 828
Description
This is footage of a Pensacola civic celebration. There are reenactments, costumes, pageants and parades. The film shows an open house at the Naval Aviation Museum, an air show including Navy Skydive Demonstration Team "The Shooting Stars" under round parachutes, and the Blue Angels. There is also a...

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