The Miracle of Flowers

253324
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828

Betty Skelton Day

232397
Date
July 11, 1948
Collection
Video
Description
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion, held at the Tampa, Florida Airport. The US Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane to...
Video Details
7:38; B&W; silent; FLBA004; Media 1979-10

Flower of Tampa

232433
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and ...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; P97-002

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, th...
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828

Florida’s Wildlife Heritage

296303
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida’s environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on t...
Video Details
16:25; color; sound; V-258; DA146

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, 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

AZALEA FESTIVAL

252886
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; V-26 AA085; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes and flowers in Palatka, a cookout, a hydroplane race and a beauty pageant. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Jaycees of Palatka.

ALFRED B. MACLAY GARDENS

253304
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:22; color; silent; V-185 AA349; S.1239
Description
This is silent footage of the environs at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee. There is color footage of different types of flowers, carpenter bees collecting pollen, the reflecting pools, nature paths and the gardens. Produced by WFSU-TV.

CYPRESS GARDENS

252966
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-15 BA032; S. 828
Description
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gown...

FLORIDA IN MARCH

253076
Date
1948
Collection
Video
Description
This home film begins with scenes of Tarpon Springs and moves on to the Tampa banana docks, showing workers unloading bananas from the boats and Bayshore Boulevard. There are yard scenes at the Stalmakers and views of their orange groves and flower beds.
Video Details
10:00; color; silent; V-178 H-18

POLLUTION

253388
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; b&w; silent; V-188 BA260; S.1239
Description
Swimmers frolic in the water at Wakulla Springs outside of Tallahassee. Alligators, birds and other wildlife from the springs also make an appearance. The camera follows a car on a narrow road, then slowly pans to a ditch filled with litter. Gentle waves roll over the sand at an anonymous beach loca...

US HIGHWAY 27

253593
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-72 BA126; S. 828
Description
This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridian Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee,...

PINKY AND PERKY

253384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; sound; V-113 BA190; S. 828
Description
Pinky and Perky, of British television fame, visit Caribbean Gardens near Naples, FL in "Pinky and Perky's American Tour." The pigs, which are marionettes, have their own car and enjoy the flowers and birds that grace the park.

MAGIC LAND OF FLOWERS

253307
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, two young couples arrive in a Mustang convertible at Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. A group of college students stage a luau in the gardens wearing waistcloths and leis. One dances the hula and three of the girls frolic in the garden pool. Floral scenes are interspersed throughout.
Video Details
4:57; color; sound; V-108 AA128; S. 828

CARIBBEAN GARDENS

252927
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-93 BA127; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a singing introduction written by John McGhee (see orange juice song at the end of "Leading the Parade," BA081) with organ accompaniment by Hack Swain. It shows the birds and flowers featured at this attraction in Naples. Produced by Stephen T. Briggs at Solana Studios (Naples)...

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,...

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...

CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

252969
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:57; color; sound; V-13 AA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of 5- to 7-year-old children learning to water ski in a pool shaped like the state of Florida. A three-wheeled motorized cart with a boom arm and ski rope pulls them along in the pool. Then, a youngster and teacher ski on the lake. The film is silent up to this point. Viewers...

A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING

253349
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-76 BA043; S. 828
Description
This film shows the community of Pompano Beach, including the fun, entertainment and activities that are available in the area. Viewers see homes "that range in price from $8,000." Flowering plants, backyard pools and canals with water skiers are typical. Viewers see banks, businesses and lots of ca...

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