Silversides the Tarpon

253506
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-43 BA008; S. 828
Description
This film shows tarpon fishing near Islamorada from a small outboard boat. The fish are magnificent. The editing is rough and the narration by the filmmaker is "home movie" style. It has wonderful photography, including a glimpse of a great white shark. Produced by E.W. Dutton.

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods mak...

BIRDS OF A FLORIDA FEED TABLE

252900
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:40; color; sound; V-20 BA029; S. 828
Description
This film features footage of cardinals, blue jays, Florida blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, brown thrashers, painted buntings, doves, mockingbirds and quail visiting a feeder. The print has flash frames throughout and narration by the filmmaker. Produced by E.W. Dutton.

A PARADISE OF SPORT

253376
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:23; b&w; sound; V-55 BA111; S. 828
Description
This film begins with duck and quail hunting on the St. Lucie River. Then it shows shell collecting on the beach, snook and tarpon catches in shallows, and tarpon fishing offshore. Schools of mullet and some large tarpon leap from the water as shark fins slice the water. Then the film shows fishing ...

SEABIRDS

253434
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:00; color; sound; V-110 BA174; S. 828
Description
Frigate birds are seen in large flocks. The film also shows herons, spoon bills and egrets in mangrove rookeries in the Keys. This is the way seabird populations used to look in the 1950s. The Kodachrome color is amazing and E.W. Dutton narrates in his own style.

TARPON THRILLS

253559
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; color; sound; V-46 BA132; S. 828
Description
Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton do some tarpon fishing off the Florida Keys. The film shows enormous fish and has wonderful color, showing what tarpon fishing used to be like in the 1950s. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.

A FLORIDA RIVER, ITS WILDLIFE

253087
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; sound; V-62 BA098; S.828
Description
This film shows a trip down the St. Lucie River with E.W. Dutton. Viewers see gators, blue herons, and many plants and flowers. The film also shows a red-shoulder hawk, sandhill crane, armadillo, black bear and cub, rattlesnake, land crab, and a gator being fed by hand. Viewers see pelicans, mullet,...

SAILFISH THRILLS

253424
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:20; color; sound; V-43 AA032; S. 828
Description
This film was shot by Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton off Stuart, Florida. It shows manta rays and a dolphin jumping over the fishing line. Mrs. Dutton struggles with a magnificent specimen on the line, but a shark apparently bit it off, leaving only the head, which Mr. Dutton displays. A pelican takes a c...

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