Winged Foot Wonders

232444
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. The film features several styles of skiing, with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commis...
Video Details
16:52; color; sound; CA317

Florida Santa

253090
Date
19-Dec-63
Collection
Video
Description
A Florida Santa presents gifts to two young girls and their mother near a palm tree in Cypress Gardens. He then departs in a small boat loaded with presents. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:16; b&w; silent; V-234 AA496; S.828

Ski Champs in Action

232402
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; CA017, s.828

Skiing in Dixie

267737
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This narrated film covers the 18th Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament, held by the American Water Ski Association at Cypress Gardens. The courses involve trick riding, slalom and jumping. Skiers featured include: "Joker" Osborn; Ken White; Joe Cash; Mike Osborn; Buster McCalla; Paul Merrill; Jimmy Ja...
Video Details
14:04; black and white; sound; BA181; V-251

Florida Attractions

246473
Date
1948
Collection
Video
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and...
Video Details
1948 / 6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 S. 828

Holiday on Wheels

253236
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the <em>HMS Bounty</em> replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, ...
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828

Citrus Boulevard

252948
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The f...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; 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

Disney: Yesterday and Tomorrow

232421
Date
April 23, 1966
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Haydon Burns introduces our "new neighbor" Walt Disney. Uses clips from Disney TV and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. Also uses scenes of Disney-created exhibits at the New York World's Fair. Shows color/sound footage of Orlando pres...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; BA155

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828

International Champions

267766
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The focus is on the 1967 Florida Derby, a race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the special events surrounding the race. These events include: a fashion show; water skiers from Cypress Gardens; a wild animal rac...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; CA099; V-254

Large Combo Reel

267783
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:59; color; silent; V-255
Description
This silent film consists of a variety of home movies. Scenes include parades featuring floats from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce and Silver Springs, Shriner clowns with the Shriner clown car and an African-American marching band with majorettes. There are a number of family related scenes, inc...
Type
Image

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Dan...
Type
Image

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

252968
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; b&w; silent; V-205 DT006; S. 828
Description
This is a short souvenir film comprised of scenes from Cypress Gardens. Visitors tour the park, take scenic riverboat rides and photograph the young southern belles who stroll the park daily. Produced by Cypress Gardens.

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.

THE NEW CYPRESS GARDENS

253350
Date
13-Jan-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:40; color; sound; V-71 BA147; S. 828
Description
This film shows all the features of Cypress Gardens. The film has a slight reddish-brown tint in some places.

CYPRESS GARDENS

252966
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-15 BA032; S. 828
Description
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gown...

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...

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.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FISHING

253311
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:44; b&w; silent; V-123 AA123; S. 828
Description
In this film, baseball players participate in a fishing tournament staged at Cypress Gardens. Two Cypress Gardens skiers dressed as Red Sox fish from an amphibious car and two ball players get kissed by girls in bathing suits.

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...

BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

252893
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:37; color; silent; V-26 AA020; S. 828
Description
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.

MISS AMERICA HULA HOOPS

253328
Date
13-Feb-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:42; b&w; silent; V-123 AA024; S. 828
Description
Miss America sits in the midst of a group of belles dressed in plantation gowns as they hula hoop at Cypress Gardens. A young child hula hoops also. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.

CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

252967
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:35; b&w; silent; V-78 CA168; S. 828
Description
This film has a mixture of scenes shot over 25 years (until the early 1960s) at Cypress Gardens. It starts with a short comedy sequence. Then, American Indians dance around a group of ski stars on land and a skier greets a group of American Indians on a beach. Dick Pope drives a golf ball global aro...

CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

252969
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:57; color; sound; V-13 AA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of 5- to 7-year-old children learning to water ski in a pool shaped like the state of Florida. A three-wheeled motorized cart with a boom arm and ski rope pulls them along in the pool. Then, a youngster and teacher ski on the lake. The film is silent up to this point. Viewers...

MISS AMERICA AT CYPRESS GARDENS

253327
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:38; b&w; sound; V-52 AA070; S. 828
Description
Miss America, Vonda Van Dyke, cavorts on skis for the press at Cypress Gardens. Shots of the attraction's camera boat reveal how the ski scenes were shot. Miss America has a pop-up camper as a mobile changing room. She is seen posing on skis, driving an outboard, on a surfboard in a boat wake, swimm...

FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

253034
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:25; color; sound; V-102 BA145; S. 828
Description
This film shows the wildlife that abounds at Silver Springs, skiers at Cypress Gardens, Rainbow Springs, Homosassa Springs and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is a chopped-up print that was reassembled. The Homosassa sequence has a model dressed as an "Indian" who feeds the alligators fish and mar...

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE IN ACTION

253217
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; b&w; sound; V-111 BA197; S. 828
Description
This film is about spring training in Florida. It shows some great players from the 1960s. There is a brief look at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, followed by footage of Cypress Gardens, the Citrus Tower, Silver Springs and Six-gun Territory.

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