Beauty in the Deep

243138
Date
January 21, 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Video Details
4:50; B&W; sound; V-125 AA211; S. 828
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A Century of Banking in Jacksonville

245052
Date
August 8, 1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film chronicles the history of Jacksonville and the Barnett family. Viewers learn that the family's fortunes are intertwined in the history of the city and the state. The film was produced using still photos and newspaper clippings.
Video Details
August 8, 1977 / 31:24; color; sound; V-92 EA016; S. 828
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The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendly" tax structure is discussed in detail. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828
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The Key to Good Living

253282
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see: public schools; recreation; cultural centers; local amenities; businesses; and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by the FDC and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828
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Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

232381
Date
December 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
Video Details
8:50; B&W; sound; V-8 BA009; S. 828
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Action Center USA

232384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It shows industries, schools, churches and cultural opportunities. The wife has leisure time to pursue her favorite pastime-shopping. Entertainment is shown, including both professional and amateur sports. Produced by Tel-Air Interests for the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA041; S. 828
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Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groovy things and groovy people," as well as dog racing, horse racing, and jai-alai. The film ends with scenes from the Everglades. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Tourist Development Authority of Miami Beach.
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828
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Florida: First and Last Frontier

232447
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film presents a visual history of Florida, using costumed actors to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. It also uses LeMoyne drawings and archival photos. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. Other scenes show a launch at Cape Canaveral followed by a "sun and fun" sequence. The film ends with scenes of family camping and boating as credits roll. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828
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Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

259564
Date
2013
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; color; sound
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film features commercials for the Florida Lottery, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Florida League of Cities. Many of the images used in the film come from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
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Florida's Water Wonderland

253124
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; b&w; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
Description
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturing industries. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Florida's Canal Main Street

245871
Date
Mid-1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Haydon Burns introduces this film describing the reasons, location and other details of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The canal was being built at the time the film was made. The film has illustrations showing proposed design, testimony by the geologist, sequences of Florida industry, footage of flooding in March 1960 and an enemy submarine threat sequence. President Johnson sets off the first blast in construction. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC and the Canal Authority of Florida.
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-11 CA006; S. 828
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The Bathing Beach at Silver Springs

232456
Date
1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the beach at Silver Springs, a group of high school girls performing synchronized swimming, and a busload of students from the University of Florida arriving to practice their water show. A film crew makes a Coca-Cola commercial showing a model drinking a Coke underwater. Then, a Jantzen bathing suit commercial is filmed. The film also shows a boat tour, the Prince of Peace Memorial, Bartlett's Deer Ranch, and the Carriage Cavalcade. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-95 BA157; S. 828
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City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (including the city-owned harness racing track) are also shown. Viewers also see the Martin Aerospace plant and other space-oriented companies. The film shows senior citizens working, banks, newspapers, highway construction and the airport. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions; sponsored by Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828
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Senator George Smathers Reports - America's Manned Space Program

253446
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:23; b&w; sound; V-183 AA320; M89-17
Description
Sen. Spessard Holland acts as host of Sen. George Smathers' television program. Renowned scientist Lloyd Brickner advocates the continuance of the Manned Space Program, specifically the "moon race." He details the space program's contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology, military strategy and diplomacy. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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The Adventures of X-14

232407
Date
ca. 1965
Collection
Video
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828
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Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narrator then pitches his neighborhood from the streets of Paris. He continues the narration from London, Latin America and New York City, and then returns home. Then, various CEOs tell why they and their companies moved to Coral Gables. Throughout, the film shows scenes of "the good life," education, industry, culture and entertainment. Produced by Associated Filmmakers International.
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828
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AERODEX

252866
Date
6-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:26; b&w; silent AA441; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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ANNUAL FLORIDA PRODUCTS FESTIVAL

252878
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; silent; V-125 AA206; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the annual Florida Products Festival held in Orlando.
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BOCA RATON: IN HARMONY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

252908
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-20 CA138; S. 828
Description
This film shows Boca Raton's airport, condos, Community Appearance Board, hospital, churches, businesses (including IBM branch office), shopping, schools and universities, residential areas, golf, polo and boating. Produced by Apple Productions; sponsored by Arvida.
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BOYNTON BEACH: THE CAPITAL OF FUN

252912
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-20 CA112; S. 828
Description
This is a film about life around Boynton Beach. It shows fishing, residential scenes, commercial buildings, schools, sailing and airboat rides. There are agricultural scenes, including commercial growing. Produced by Pieces of Eight Film Enterprises Inc. of Hypoluxo.
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FLORIDA INDUSTRIES ON PARADE: McARTHUR DAIRIES

253074
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-234 AA500; S.828
Description
Mary McArthur and Bill Wilkerson take the viewer on a tour of the production process of their dairy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - AIRLINES STRIKE

253444
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:49; b&w; sound; V-181 AA297; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the effect that the airlines strike is having on Florida tourism. He discusses various legislative bills designed to prevent further transportation strikes. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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WEST OF THE SUN

253627
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-126 CA141; S. 828
Description
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AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION

252867
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-45 AA138; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Governor Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.
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CAPE CORAL

252922
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:08; color; sound; V-21 BA063; S. 828
Description
This film uses sync-sound testimonials occasionally in describing the growth of Cape Coral. It tells how planned growth and strict zoning help to assure quality of life in spite of rapid growth. Viewers see businesses, schools and recreation. The film is a PR piece for GAC Properties. Produced by McLeod Films; sponsored by GAC Properties.
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CHALLENGE OF THE '70s

252939
Date
5-Nov-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:15; color; sound; V-70 BA131; S. 828
Description
Various foreign ministers of tourism meet in Miami to discuss tourism promotion. They have breakfast in the Carillon Hotel, meet Miss Florida and confer. Translators, "just like at the UN," give simultaneous translations over headphones. They break for lunch and go by bus to the Miami Herald's new building. Then there are speeches and the presentation of cigars to each delegate by FDC Chairman Charles Campbell. Produced by FDC.
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FLORIDA INDUSTRY ON PARADE - INSURANCE CO

253073
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; color; sound; V-45 AA102
Description
Jacob Bryan, president of Independent Life and Accident Insurance Company, shows his company and tells how confidence in Florida is why it was located here. Viewers see the printing department, loan department and computer center. The first sequence sound is out of sync, but is corrected later in the film. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co. of Jacksonville.
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FLORIDA'S LIVING TREASURE

253079
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-18 CA142; S.828
Description
Actor Richard Boone narrates and hosts this film about how Florida agriculture was developed. It uses split-screen, time-lapse, macro, artwork and old photos. It tells about pest control and how the development of juice concentrate saved the orange juice market. It also shows the cattle industry, methods of treating screwworm, turpentine and logging. Viewers see crop dusting and the vegetable industry. Produced by IFAS.
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FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE

253122
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-1 BA023; S. 828
Description
This film tells how Florida's Turnpike was developed. Scenes of the Florida interior and Miami Beach are included. It features Florida Highway Patrol Troop K, motorist assistance and rest stop facilities. It tells how the turnpike is a major commercial facility for produce. The film shows Department of Transportation plans for new facilities along the turnpike. Produced by Robert R. Favorite Productions; sponsored by Florida Department of Transportation.
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