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

Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration

253097
Date
February 1953
Collection
Video
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...
Video Details
24:30; color; sound; V-7 DA003; S.828

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

Pine Tree Festival

253383
Date
19-Oct-63
Collection
Video
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.
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-49 AA047; 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

Springtime Tallahassee Parade

253527
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the 1978 Springtime Tallahassee Parade as it moves southward down Monroe Street. It includes scenes of spectators, floats, parade vehicles, vendors and a person dressed as an enormous carrot. It also includes footage of the Marine Corps Band playing the Marine Corps Hymn. Produced...
Video Details
4:03; color; sound; V-185 AA360; S.1239

Burt Reynolds Day in Tallahassee/ Ballet

253418
Date
14-Oct-75
Collection
Video
Description
Burt Reynolds is introduced at a FSU football game by university President Dr. Stanley Marshal, who holds a $50,000 donation check from Reynolds. Reynolds makes a short speech. Several other celebrities such as Lee Majors and Larry Csonka accompany him. There is footage of Reynolds and his entourage...
Video Details
13:48; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA308; S.1239

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

Herstore/ CPR

253231
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
The staff of Herstore, a Tallahassee feminist specialty store and information center, celebrate their one year anniversary and comment on their accomplishments. The staff reports that local citizens have participated and shown their support. The film has additional silent footage of some of the shop...
Video Details
12:56; color; silent and sound; V-189 BA271; S.1239

Where the Big Bass Bite

253631
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
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...
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828

Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa

252918
Date
late 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King G...
Video Details
13:02; color; sound; V-21 BA069; S. 828

Fiesta of Five Flags

253018
Date
June 9-12, 1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:50; b&w; silent; V-89 BA014; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a shot of a souvenir program showing the name and dates of the event. There are shots of a crowd on a pier as a group of costumed men arrive on a sloop. Next are scenes of pageantry and more of an indoor pageant. The parade has a few Seminoles, Miss Tallahassee, Miss Lake Charl...

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

The Miracle Strip

253326
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. P...
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-94 CA159; 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

Tarpon Fishing With Ted Williams

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how t...
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828

Spans Across the Bay Celebration

253517
Date
Jul-49
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:47; b&w; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
Description
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The mo...

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.

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