Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with Richard Moore (President), Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics), Herine Banks (Dean of Women), and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation). Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.
(Daytona Beach, Fla.)

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rollins College; Florida Southern College and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings; University of Tampa, "working for Americanism in practice"; and University of Miami. Then, it is the young man's first day on campus, and he is given a tour by the, "big man on campus." The projection print is a black and white copy. BA077 is the same film with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828
(Daytona Beach, Fla.)

Daytona Beach Footage

267699
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with automobiles driving on Daytona Beach, then moves to the Daytona Speedway and footage of automobile racing, occasional shots of spectators, and pit stops. Near the end of the film, shots of boating, water skiing and golf, are randomly interjected into the footage.
Video Details
22:21; color; silent; CA210; V-250
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

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 Foster Folk Culture Center; Silver Springs; Rainbow Springs; Miami Seaquarium; Marineland; the Citrus Tower; Bok Tower; Cypress Gardens; Gasparilla Festival; Skyway Bridge; Ringling Art Museum; Everglades National Park and the Overseas Highway. The film also features Seminole Indian culture, Florida agriculture and the citrus industry. Produced by John Bramby for Humble Oil and Refining Company.
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

MISS DIXIE '63; DAYTONA FROLICS

253329
Date
6-Aug-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; b&w; silent; V-122 AA016; S. 828
Description
This film is footage from the 1963 Miss Dixie contest in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

THE GREAT ADVENTURE

253219
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-5 BA077; S. 828
Description
This is the same film as BA076 with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. There is no indication of which was the first edit or why changes were made. The film covers state universities, architecture, segregation and 1950s clothing styles.
(Daytona Beach, Fla.)

DIXIE FROLICS

252990
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:30; b&w; sound; V-234 AA513; S. 828
Description
Four southern belles in the 1963 Miss Dixie pageant frolic on the beach in a convertible and stroll the boardwalk at Daytona Beach, flirting and captivating passersby as stereotypical 1960s television music blares in the background. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

THE ELLIOT STORY

253004
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-alai, golf, shuffleboard and lawn bowling. At the end, they change the total on a city population sign by adding two. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Year 'Round Living Commission of Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

DAYTONA BEACH RESORT AREA: THE AFFORDABLE FLORIDA

252974
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:20; color; sound; V-22 BA053; S. 828
Description
This is one of the few tourism films to use synch sound with the models. It features three couples: one retired, one with two children and a young married couple. They frolic in the surf, fish and shop. Viewers see attractions, nightlife and all of the usual pastimes. The film shows some old-time footage of car races on the beach and many contemporary vehicles on the beach. It also shows Disney World, Marineland, Silver Springs, the Daytona Speedway, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, Ormond Beach Hotel and Kennedy Space Center. Produced by Coronado Studios and Gouchenour Inc. Advertising; sponsored by the Daytona Beach Resort Area.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

253569
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; silent; V-87 BA108; S. 828
Description
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story follows a roving reporter around the state. Viewers see the Welcome Station, St. Augustine, Marineland, driving on Daytona Beach, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Sunshine Skyway (one span), Sebring races, recreation and the Keys. Produced by NBC Television, sponsored by FDC.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

253647
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-106 CA015; S. 828
Description
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boat, they have a glass of orange juice before they take off their gear. Two springboard divers demonstrate technique. One of them is a champion. The other is a clown. An interview with Chris Sparks, a swimming coach, tells how orange juice is important for performance. Two young swimmers give testimony to orange juice. .Synchronized swimmers are shown under the end titles. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by Florida Citrus Commission.
Daytona Beach (Fla.)

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