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

Beach Hotel

252891
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a beach hotel shot from the water with colorful cabanas on the sand. The cars in the background indicate that it was made in the 1950s. The film container identifies Fort Lauderdale as the location.
Video Details
1:25; color; silent; V-92 AA063; 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

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

CANBERRA

252921
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:27; b&w; silent; V-118 AA209; S. 828
Description
This film shows the cruise ship Canberra docking at Port Everglades.

FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA

253131
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
Description
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration-just good photography and music througho...

PORT EVERGLADES

253391
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Description
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.

PLEASANT PORT EVERGLADES

253386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-49 CA107; S. 828
Description
This film tells all about Port Everglades. It shows the types of shipping, dock facilities, warehouse and storage areas available at the port. Ships included are cruise liners, US Navy ships, a three-masted tall ship and the first commercial nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah ). Viewers also see an ...

FORT LAUDERDALE RODEO

253130
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:30; b&w; silent; V-13 AA049; S. 828
Description
In this film, children play, an "Indian Princess" is crowned, a man wrestles an alligator, and men ride horses and bulls.

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

252916
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It ...

FORT LAUDERDALE HOLIDAY

253129
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:26; color; sound; V-214 AA428; S.828
Description
This film is an enthusiastic promotion of life in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, which the narrator calls "a tropical Shangri-La in a thick carpet of blue water." It starts with aerial footage, then quickly cuts to follow a group of boaters who idle past luxurious homes lining the canals. Produced by th...

McARTHUR ICE CREAM PLANT

253318
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-41 AA004; S.828
Description
The McArthur Ice Cream Plant in Fort Lauderdale is shown in a step-by-step description of ice cream production. Sponsored by FDC.

CIRCUS OF SUMMER FUN

252947
Date
11-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; b&w; silent; V-95 AA149; S. 828
Description
This was a news piece about the FDC campaign called "Circus of Summer Fun," which was created to encourage tourism. In the film, a vacationing family is stopped and "arrested" by Tallahassee City Police and Florida Highway Patrol and rewarded with a free weekend at a motel in Fort Lauderdale. Produc...

THE DEATH PENALTY

252979
Date
late 1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:17; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
This is a WSVN/Newscenter 7 special segment. Protesters from Amnesty International, a human rights organization, confront Gov. Martinez on his pro-death penalty stand. Martinez listens graciously, then reaffirms his commitment to keeping capital punishment in Florida. Videotaped by Bradley White.

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...

HOLLYWOOD-BY-THE-SEA

253237
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-58 BA121; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see beaches, downtown, residences, hotels and motels, dog racing, jai-alai and horse racing at Gulfstream Park. The film also shows deep-sea fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, sailing, golf, baseball spring training, churches, schools, Riverside Military Academy, highways, the rail...

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...

THE WEEK THAT FLEW

253623
Date
2-Dec-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:22; color; sound; V-118 CA227; S. 828
Description
A group of industrial and financial writers is given a look at industrial Florida on a tour sponsored by the FDC. They leave New York City on a National Airlines jet and go to Tallahassee. The film shows the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Burns, aerials of Jacksonville, street views, and St. ...

FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: SOUTHERN DISTRICT

253102
Date
8-Aug-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:30; color; sound, V-238 S. 1825 Box 4, #5
Description
This film opens with comments from Gov. Farris Bryant. The film's story line follows a newspaper man on his travels to various state parks while working up a story on the same. He visits Hugh Taylor State Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Koreshan State Park, Estero Bay, Mound Key, Bahia Honda St...

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