Daytona 500

232385
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Description
This film has action-packed scenes from the 1962 Daytona 500, including crashes and driver "Fireball" Roberts in the winners circle. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:29; B&W; sound; V-234 AA529, S. 828

A Very Special Place

232417
Date
ca. 1969
Collection
Video
Description
Anita Bryant and her husband go fishing off Marathon in the Keys. She puts on her makeup while hooks are baited. Throughout the film, they drink Coca-Cola and she pitches Tupperware. She lands a tarpon. The film shows Seven Mile Bridge. Produced by Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; BA091, S. 828

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 State University Football

243139
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the Florida State Seminoles football team in practice at the beginning of the 1963 season when Bill Peterson was head coach and Bobby Bowden an assistant coach. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:17; B&W; silent AA488; S. 1239

Senator Beth Johnson

244389
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator Beth Johnson comments on a land acquisition amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to dedicate land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight in environmental issues, especially where it concerns water conservation. Produced by the Florida...
Video Details
1960s / 1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828

Type-a-matic

253587
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a demonstration of an early automatic typewriter. A person types a letter and the information is punched into a paper roll. The roll is played back like a player piano, and the punches trigger the typewriter. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:10; b&w; silent; V-75 AA147; S. 828

Florida Development Commission Presentation to FSU Archives

253049
Date
23-Dec-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the presentation of FDC films to the FSU photographic Archives. It features: Charles Campbell and Wendell Jarrard of the FDC; President Gordon Blackwell; Allen Morris, Collection Founder; and Roger Stalse. Produced by the FDC.
Video Details
1:40; b&w; sound; V-13 AA091; S. 828

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 friendl...

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

Florida Forward

253057
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes und...
Video Details
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579

Tomorrow's Treasures

267754
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with underwater scenes of a treasure chest and a sailboat moving through the water. This is followed with an introduction by Governor Claude Kirk, in which he describes the many advantages Florida has with regard to marine research and marine resources. The film goes on to list the ...
Video Details
13:42; color; sound; s. 1825 ox 2, Film 4; V-253

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

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...
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828

Governor Claude Kirk Wedding Pageantry

243141
Date
March 17, 1967
Collection
Video
Description
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk’s wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika Mattfeld Kirk at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Brea...
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17

Tarpon Springs Epiphany

253558
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs, including the blessing of the fleet and boys diving for a gold cross. Greek folk dancing is shown as the theme from “Never on a Sunday” plays in the soundtrack. Governor Farris Bryant speaks at the celebration. Produced by the Florida D...
Video Details
5:22; b&w; sound; V-107 AA090; S. 828

Under Florida Stars

267743
Collection
Video
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foste...
Video Details
14:29; color; sound; S828; V-252

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 manufacturi...

World's Largest Sundae

232425
Date
August 8, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Contestants in the Little Miss Universe contest voraciously devour the World's Largest Sundae floating atop a small raft in the pool of the Carillon Hotel in Miami Beach. In the process, they end up coating themselves in chocolate and digging into the dessert with their bare hands. When they have fi...
Video Details
0:44; B&W; silent; AA504

Gov. Farris Bryant Press Conference

253178
Date
10-Apr-64
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on the creation of a civil rights committee to assist in communication and "cooling down" racial tensions in St. Augustine following the outbreak of riots in that city. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:44; b&w; sound, V-235 CA297; S. 828

Japanese Governors Visit Florida

253273
Date
18-May-64
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen vi...
Video Details
12:52; b&w; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828

All Us Kids Love Football

252871
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
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.
Video Details
1:41; b&w; silent; V-233 AA423; S. 828

Beach Ball Holiday

252890
Date
mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film focuses on enjoying the sun and water in Fort Lauderdale . It includes aerials of the coast, hotels and a marlin fishing tournament. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and City of Fort Lauderdale.
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-17 CA004; S. 828

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 Commer...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828

Don't Hold Your Breath

252997
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
Description
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.

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 ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828

President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

232416
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; B&W; sound; DA034, S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Farris Bryant, Senator George Smathers, Representative Dante Fascell, and President John F. Kennedy share the dais at this fundraiser for the National Democratic Party. Governor Bryant welcomes the president and describes the greatness ...

Challenge Accepted

244390
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overview of the State Legislature, showing opening ceremonies and swearing in of new legislators by Florida Supreme Court justices B.K. Roberts and Millard Caldwell. Viewers see speeches given at joint session with a rousing address by Governor Farris Bryant. The film describes th...
Video Details
1963 / 28:00; color; sound; V-10 DA020; S. 828

Suwannee Holiday

253547
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunke...
Video Details
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7

Florida Seafare

267744
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the many types of commercially harvested seafood in Florida. Scenes include: commercial fishermen; oystermen; crabbing; shrimping; and seine net fishing for mullet. Additional scenes include a folk singing couple at the 6th Annual Apalachicola Seafood Festival. Produced by: Barton Fi...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-252

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

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