A MANSION WITH MEMORIES

253312
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:20; b&w; sound; V-94 CA037; S. 828
Description
This film describes the history of the Gamble Mansion, which was built in 1842 in Manatee County. The film includes the escape of Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy. It shows the details of the construction and interiors.
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

FLORIDA ON MY MIND

253081
Date
30-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-9 CA144; S.828
Description
This film, which is hosted and narrated by actor Leif Erickson, tells about Florida Bicentennial celebrations using artwork and old film footage of great moments in US history. Viewers see Gamble Mansion, Cape Florida, McLarty State Museum, Crystal River mounds and other places along the Florida Bicentennial Trail. Groups of citizens refurbish run-down houses, a theater in Palm Beach and cemeteries. The film shows plans for Planet Ocean, scenes of the Tallahassee Junior Museum and other ways of celebrating. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

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 State Park, Collier Seminole State Park, Indian Key, Gamble Mansion and Myakka River State Park. He details the recreational benefits of each location along the way. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

FRONTIER FLORIDA

253136
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:35; color; sound; V-38 DA017; S. 828
Description
This film shows the history of Florida seen through visits to historic sites, including Crystal River Historic Memorial (prehistoric mounds) and Cape Florida State Park. The story of Spanish campaigns is shown with panoramas, art and maps. Viewers see Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River, St. Augustine, Castillo de San Marcos, and San Marcos de Apalachee at St. Marks. Modern arrows with plastic nocks are used to indicate Seminole activity. The film also shows Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial near Bushnell, Fort Pickens at Pensacola, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Olustee Monument, Natural Bridge Monument near Tallahassee, and Gamble Mansion Historic memorial in Ellenton. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials, Weeki Wachee, and Silver Springs.
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

MAGIC OF MANATEE

253308
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, Palmetto and the island communities. They go for a plane ride, providing aerial views. Viewers see Sunshine Skyway (with the second span under construction), Ringling Art Museum, Gamble Mansion, Circus Hall of Fame, Lipizzaner Stallions, Bishop Planetarium, South Florida Museum and Pittsburgh Pirates spring training. The film also shows recreational activities including skiing and fishing. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-58 CA170; S. 828
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

Florida Commercials

253042
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:45 each; b&w; silent; V-11 BA041; S. 828
Description
This is a group of 11 Florida commercials that show a wide variety of Florida fun in the sun. They include: fishing of all kinds; water skiing; golf, swimming; scuba; St. Augustine; Seminoles; Gamble Mansion; the Capitol; parrots; gator wrestling; jumping dolphins; Silver Springs; Cypress Gardens; picnicking; horses; dog and car racing; Jai-alai; conquistadors landing; and Gasparilla "pirate invasion." Next is poolside fun; an entire family water skiing; a child and dog skiing; shell collecting; shell art; and animals. Produced by Louis Benito Agency; writing on leader said "NBC News, Today Show, 1958."
Gamble Mansion (Ellenton

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