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

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.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

253276
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film is adapted from the movie "Twilight World." There is excellent underwater footage, including hard hat diving, two-hose scuba, a re-breather with full-face mask, a two-person sub, a diver propulsion vehicle, divers with an octopus, a moray eel, an underwater photographer, a Spanish wreck an...
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-38 CA040; 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

Florida's East Coast Holiday

232448
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral, commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. ...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; S. 828

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

THE ENCHANTED KEY

253006
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:33; color; sound; V-118 BA196; S. 828 E.W.
Description
Dutton filmed and narrated this look at seabirds in the Keys. This was made when the birds and Kodachrome movie film were plentiful.

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.

D-DAY AT MARATHON

252976
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:48; color; sound; V-22 CA035; S. 828
Description
This film shows the construction of an artificial reef with the help of Goodyear and involved citizens of Marathon. It shows how tires are punched, squeezed and loaded with concrete. Navy LSM and private vessels are loaded with tires. All of them converge and begin dumping. There is underwater photo...

THE PARK THAT WENT TO SEA

253378
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:22; color; sound; V-38 CA105; S. 828
Description
This film shows visitors all that is available at Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. There are many good underwater sequences of divers and fish. Viewers also see the statue "Christ of the Deep," which stands in 28 feet of water on a reef. Produced by Goodway Films of Fort Lauderdale; sponsored by Flo...

THEATER OF THE SEA-FRAGMENT

253562
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:30; color; sound; V-51 BA024; S. 828
Description
The reel starts part of the way into the film. It shows the Theater of the Sea in Whole Harbor on Islamorada. Filmmaker Julian Bromer is seen filming dolphins with a Kodak Cine special. A young man shooting still photos and wearing a loud flower-print shirt pesters the filmmaker, making him miss the...

GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION

253144
Date
Feb-54
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-a...

TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how t...

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 an...

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 foll...

UNDER FLORIDA STARS

253589
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; S. 828
Description
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Mary's River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are s...

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