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

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232394
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread...
Video Details
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193; flba007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232395
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion,...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-192; flba008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy B...
Type
Moving Image

BLUEGRASS

252904
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound and silent; V-243 CA306; S.1239
Description
The film opens with scenes of a ragtag group of musicians playing the bluegrass classic "Stealin" at the Millers Landing Bluegrass Festival. There is an interview with The Sunshine State Bluegrass Boys and more bluegrass numbers follow. The film also includes silent scenes from the Ochlocknee Bluegr...

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smat...

SUWANNEE SOJOURN

253548
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-37 CA156; S. 1579
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial and Museum. Viewers see the Jeannie auditions and the annual folk festival, which includes singers, dancers, musicians, a dowser, storytellers, national dances and costumes from other countries, a whip-cracking demonstration and a bird caller. Produced by ...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253052
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:28; color; sound; V-203 FLCA009; S. 1579; Media 1979-38
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. The camera viewpoint angles down onto the stage from an elevated position. There are numerous rough edits and splices. Performers include Tom Cha...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253054
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:29; color; sound; V-192 FLBA011; S. 1579
Description
This film has scenes from the 1971 Florida Folk Festival filmed at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It includes square dancers, Boy Scouts dressed as American Indians and bluegrass musicians. Festival director "Cousin" Thelma Boltin comments on the process of selecting festival...

MAIN STREET FLORIDA

253310
Date
Jul-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-60 BA085; S. 828
Description
This film is all about Florida's Turnpike. It uses folk singing with banjo and a blues song with harmonica as background while showing people using turnpike facilities. Viewers see a "typical" American family and newlyweds visiting places along the way. Sites include Cape Canaveral, Disney World, Bo...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253051
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:40; b&w; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musi...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253055
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:24; b&w; silent; V-193 Media 1979-18; S.1579; FLAA004
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square d...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253056
Date
21-May-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; b&w; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminol...

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival p...

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