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

The Key to Good Living

253282
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see: public schools; recreation; cultural centers; local amenities; businesses; and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by the FDC and the Gainesville Chamber of Commer...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Florida's Changing Face

253039
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; V-11 CA068; S. 828
Description
This film is composed of a variety of scenes that answer the question, "What do you think of when you think of Florida?" It includes quick shots of Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle in spring training and Gene Krupa, Peter Lawford and Jimmy Durante in nightclub acts. It shows a collection of fine paintin...

Citrus Boulevard

252948
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The f...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; S. 828

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

The Bathing Beach at Silver Springs

232456
Date
1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the beach at Silver Springs, a group of high school girls performing synchronized swimming, and a busload of students from the University of Florida arriving to practice their water show. A film crew makes a Coca-Cola commercial showing a model drinking a Coke underwater. Then, a Jan...
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-95 BA157; S. 828

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and Flagler Beach State Park

267746
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:30; color; sound; s. 1825 Box 1, Film 3; V-253
Description
This film is a guided tour of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and Flagler Beach State Park. The narrator describes nearby attractions, such as Marineland on A1A, and provides a history of the park, which was once the plantation of General Joseph Hernandez. Scenes include: a park ranger walking t...
Type
Image

GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKES

253224
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:00; color; silent; V-108 CA189; S. 828
Description
This film has outtakes from several Guided Tours productions and includes shots of Silver Springs, the Circus Hall of Fame and a wax museum. Some footage at Silver Springs is underwater and is slightly underexposed. The best underwater shots are a "love scene." This is all Kodachrome. Produced by Gu...

GUIDED TOUR OF DEER RANCH

253221
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; b&w; sound; V-115 BA149; S. 828
Description
This film provides a look at Tommy Bartlett's Deer Ranch, a part of the Silver Springs attraction. Children get to feed and pet the deer. There are many kinds of deer shown, followed by scenes of the other forms of entertainment at Silver Springs. Produced by Guided Tours.

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

253223
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there...

GUIDED TOUR OF GOOD OLD DAYS

253222
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:05; color; sound; V-104 CA166; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a cute recreated "Keystone Kops" sequence to introduce a look at the Silver Springs Auto Fair & Carriage Cavalcade Collection. The Keystone Kops continue to show off cars. There is a scene of "filming a Western" to show a stage coach and another scene showing an odd-looking "fu...

CIRCUS HALL OF FAME

252946
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; b&w; sound; V-10 BA088; S. 828
Description
This film shows circus mementos and performances from this now defunct attraction. A blonde woman in a dual role appears as "Mom" with a "typical" family and as a performer with trained ponies. Viewers see clowns, trained lions and a trapeze act. There is calliope music throughout. Produced by Guide...

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253408
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:55; color; sound; V-84 BA129; S. 828
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display at the Prince of Peace Memorial at Silver Springs. It shows Cunningham at work, providing descriptions of each scene. Then, viewers see Deer Ranch, glass-bottom boats, Carriage Cavalcade and swimming. Produced by Gu...

GLASS BOTTOM BOATS AT SILVER SPRINGS

253151
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:50; color; sound; V-5 CA050; S. 828
Description
This film shows the features of Silver Springs. It includes "actors" who are supposed to be filming an old-time slapstick comedy with pie-in-the-face scenes. It shows the glass-bottom boats on the river, the view through the boat glass and scenes of underwater filming. A "symphony" tune is played du...

HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM

253259
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-117 CA116; S. 828
Description
A young boy dreams about a visit to FloridaLand. He gets into a gunfight in the "Old West Town," plays engineer on the tour train, becomes an American Indian and meets a stereotypical "chief" who dances on broken glass. He swims with a dolphin that later performs tricks such as jumping through a fla...

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,...

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

253640
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:32; color; sound; V-93 DA043; S. 828
Description
Sydney N. Berry, narrator for the Guided Tours films, was executive producer for this one. It is possibly the most thorough look at a community of any FDC film of this type. Made in the late 1950s, it takes the viewer inside many types of stores and businesses, showing what commerce, fashion and fun...

FLORIDA'S KINGDOM OF THE SUN

253077
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; b&w; sound; V-18 CAl53; S.828
Description
This is a long version of AA046. Viewers see Marion County with Silver Springs (including Deer Ranch and Ross Allen Reptile Institute), which contains the Prince of Peace Memorial with its hand-carved dioramas. The film also shows Six-Gun Territory and Juniper Springs, with underwater photography of...

PRINCE OF PEACE MEMORIAL

253409
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the dioramas, created by carver/sculptor Paul Cunningham, on display in small chapels at Silver Springs. Each is a scene from the New Testament, including a reproduction of da Vinci's "Last Supper." The end of the film shows other features of Silver Springs, including Deer Ranch, gla...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-110 BA171; S. 828

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