Discover Native America Part Two

320515
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part two of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America. Includes ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; Native American craftsmen; musical performance by James Billie and Seminole fashion show.
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Discover Native America Part One

320934
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part one of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America.This video includes footage of Bettie Mae Jumper telling a story; Paul Simmons explaining alligator wrestling; ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; interview with dancer Garlend J.C.; young dance competitor Brittney Morris and a Native American ventriloquist.
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The Gold Rush

253153
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA007; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Gold Coast Marathon, a powerboat race from Miami to West Palm Beach and back. Viewers see pit crews at Pelican Harbor Yacht Club and aerial shots of the race. Twelve-year-old Rosemary Bennett, the youngest female racer, and restaurateur/racer Mike Gordon are shown. Richard Steffens Jr. wins both legs of the race. Produced by FDC; sponsored by FDC and Miami Metro News Bureau.
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Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park opened May 20, 1949 and remained open until 1969. African-American families, tour buses and church groups came from all over Florida and the United States to visit the attraction. Amenities included a pavilion with a dance floor and jukebox, a swimming area with a sandy beach, tropical landscaping and space for softball and other games. Like its counterpart Silver Springs, Paradise Park featured glass-bottom boat tours that introduced visitors to the beauty of the Silver River. Easter egg hunts, baptisms and picnics were common, and at Christmas, Santa Claus would cruise down the river on a glass-bottom boat to pass out candy, nuts and fruit for young visitors. Herpetologist Ross Allen even set up a reptile exhibit at the park, similar to the one located upriver at Silver Springs. Renowned underwater photographer Bruce Mozert filmed this promotional movie for Paradise Park, probably in the early 1950s. It opens with a shot of a sign directing motorists to the attraction, likely located at the intersection of Paradise Road (now NE 24th St.) and State Road 40. Scenes from the parking lot and picnic area come next, followed by footage from one of the park’s annual Labor Day beauty contests. These competitions were sponsored by the American Legion and featured contestants from across the state. Toward the end of the contest footage, a Legion official presents the winners with their awards. The film then moves on to the glass bottom boats, including footage of the passengers’ view into the clear waters of the Silver River. A young man and woman identified as Thomas and Lottie Donaldson swim to the sandy bottom with a sign that reads “Don’t Miss Paradise Park.” Bathers dive into the swimming area from a platform. The final scenes are from Ross Allen’s reptile exhibit, where an assistant is shown feeding and herding alligators. Two assistants are then seen in a snake exhibit, one handing a snake to someone in the crowd. The State Archives partnered with Department of Environmental Protection, the owners of the film, to preserve the original 16 mm film and digitize it. Archivists sought outside assistance and worked closely with the film restoration specialists at MediaPreserve, an Audio-Visual Laboratory in Pennsylvania to restore most of the film stock and create a digital reproduction of its contents.
contests. These competitions

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building crumbled. Saffer’s home movies show a happy time in the family’s life, with ocean cruises, golf outings, beach excursions and trips to bathing casinos. Often, the women strike "still" poses in the movies, when according to his granddaughter, Mr. Saffer would yell, "It's a movie – move!" Throughout the film, the family dresses up and wears various costumes. Footage of Pier 5 in Miami shows fishing boats at the dock, a masted ship and a large private yacht. The camera also pans across the Miami skyline. Women and men play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, formerly Bayshore. The footage includes an airship hanger along with the Goodyear blimp Defender landing and taking off again. The family spends time at what appears to be the Venetian pool in Coral Gables and then strikes poses and plays leap frog on the beach. The footage shows a Curtiss Wright airplane at the airport as well as aerial views of the Breakers Hotel and Miami Beach. Of particular interest are shots of Curtiss Wright aircraft mechanics working on the plane and shots of the Eastern Transport Inc. sign on a building. The S.S. Seminole of the Clyde Mallory Line docks with the help of tugboats, and later the family swims at the Roman pools. Scenes include diving and swimming competitions and a group parading around at Miami's Spanish Village. Additional scenes include a sunrise Easter service on the beach and canoe “jousting” at the Deauville Casino. Footage shows a man wrestling with a chained bear, and the film ends with bears going down a slide and swimming in the ocean.
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438
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ALL US KIDS LOVE FOOTBALL

252871
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:40; b&w; silent; V-233 AA423; S. 828
Description
This film shows young boys in Miami participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation. The film ends with a few boys receiving prizes for their skills. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Competitions

WORLD TOW GLIDER CHAMPIONSHIP

253649
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-42 AA010; S. 828
Description
This film gives a description of the sport and then shows the competition at Cypress Gardens as the kite gliders are towed by a boat until they reach an altitude of 500 feet. Then, the kite is released and the pilot must perform maneuvers and hit a target. Produced by Cypress Gardens.
and then shows the competition

POLE VAULTER

253387
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:28; b&w; silent; V-233 AA419; S. 828
Description
This is footage of a pole vault event in Miami. The pole is set and measured. The pole vaulter successfully vaults the mark and spectators congratulate him. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Competitions

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT

253333
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:28; b&w; silent, V- 234 AA508, S. 828
Description
This is footage of the 1963 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami. It includes swimsuit competition shots, Miss Little Universe 1963 and the crowning of Miss Brazil as Miss Universe. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
competition shots, Miss Little

PENSACOLA OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

253381
Date
Mar-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:30; b&w; silent, V-234 AA533; S. 828
Description
This film is footage of the 1962 Pensacola Open. Arnold Palmer receives a check for his victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Competitions

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.
Competitions

ELECTRIC CAR/ MG CAR SHOW

253003
Date
29-Oct-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:42; color; sound and silent; V-222 BA359; S.1239
Description
This film shows footage of an electric car in operation. The owner describes how the vehicle works and contests that electric cars are better for the environment and more energy-efficient than vehicles that operate on internal combustion engines. The film has additional footage of an MG automobile show at Wakulla Springs State Park. Several drivers participate in a blindfolded driving competition. Produced by WFSU-TV.
competition. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS

253015
Date
1-Jul-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:15; color; sound; V-55 BA166; S. 828
Description
This film is footage of an International Stewardess Contest. The girls pose, frolic and visit Miami Seaquarium, home of television star Flipper. They go to a beauty shop. The contest begins later that evening. The winner is from Guatemala. The film also shows Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and Miami Beach Mayor Elliot Roosevelt.
Competitions

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965

253334
Date
Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
Description
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe" Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Jack Linkletter Jr. and Pat Boone handle on-stage chores. Miss Thailand wins.
. As the main competition starts

THE ONE HUNDRED MILE RIDE

253359
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:27; b&w; sound; V-68 CA011; S. 828
Description
In this film, riders meet in Umatilla to prepare for the ride. Horses and riders are examined by vets and judges at the Sewell Ranch. Mrs. Lucille Kenyan, Florida's "Riding Grandma" and two-time champion, participates. The four-day event is judged on horse care, appearance of horse and rider, stalls, equipment and time on the trail. Judging stops are made all along the course. Many breeds of horses participate. Trophies are given to the winners at the end of the event.
Competitions

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.
Competitions

THE SANTA CLAUS BOWL

253430
Date
December 27-30, 1953
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:30; b&w; sound; V-114 CA199; S. 828
Description
This film shows players arriving by train and bus in Lakeland for the Pop Warner League Santa Claus Bowl. The boys have a physical checkup, practice and play some semifinal football games. The film also shows a fishing contest held in conjunction with the games. The cheerleaders' costumes are stylish for the time (1953). The bowl queens (11-12 years old) are judged on a football essay, beauty, school records and church attendance. After the game, the boys visit Cypress Gardens.
Competitions

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