Thanksgiving

243883
Date
ca. 1950
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. Next is Lance's birthday and opening gifts with Mom and Dad. The film continues with a family visit to the Lewis Plantation. There are scenes of workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures on the plantation. The film continues with scenes of Weeki Wachee Springs and its mermaids and ends with the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa.
Video Details
11:46; color; silent; V-177 H-8
This home movie begins

Filming "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef"

245872
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Description
Gilbert Roland and Terry Moore are two of the stars shown in this home movie of the filming of "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" at Tarpon Springs.
Video Details
(1953/8:00; color; silent; V-179 H-48)
Home movie

Filming Cecil Demille's "Greatest Show on Earth"

245873
Date
1952
Collection
Video
Description
This is a home movie of the filming of Cecil DeMille's "Greatest Show on Earth" in Sarasota. There is a parade through town with Paramount camera crews and large crowds of spectators. There is footage of Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame and Dorothy Lamour.
Video Details
(1952/8:43; color; silent; V-179 H-49)
Home movie

Traveling outside of Florida in the 1920s

322153
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie captures the daily life of a family with young children living in an unidentified mountainous region sometime during the 1920s. This home movie captures the daily life of a family with young children living in an unidentified mountainous region sometime during the 1920s. An African-American woman is shown accompanying the family on an outing.
Video Details
3:39; B&W; silent; S13_H264
Home movies

Silversides the Tarpon

253506
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-43 BA008; S. 828
Description
This film shows tarpon fishing near Islamorada from a small outboard boat. The fish are magnificent. The editing is rough and the narration by the filmmaker is "home movie" style. It has wonderful photography, including a glimpse of a great white shark. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
is "home movie" style. It has

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 tows a banner that reads "It's here - Fort Pitt Beer!!" For the finale Betty Skelton climbs inside a modified North American P-51 Mustang and zips around showing off her flight technique. When she lands she is presented with a bundle of flowers as she speaks to a crowd of spectators. Produced by Tampa Home Movie.
Video Details
7:38; B&W; silent; FLBA004; Media 1979-10
Tampa Home Movie

Taylor and Dixie County Logging

232406
Date
late 1930s - early 1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
07:54; color; silent
Description
This rare home movie footage was shot in color by Charles L. "Buster" Borklund Jr. in Taylor and Dixie counties during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Borklund, an avid photographer, was an employee of Brooks Scanlon Lumber Company for 37 years, serving in many capacities, including timekeeper, paymaster, and commissary operator. This important film shows many of the processes involved in early 20th century logging operations, while also illustrating the inherent dangers surrounding this difficult work. Scenes include loggers using two person cross-cut saws and axes to fell a tree. A timber killing crew is shown girdling or killing a large cypress before marking it for payment and later removal. A "scaler" named, "Wash" Slaughter is shown measuring a log and calculating board footage. Timber cutting crews are shown using steam powered overhead skidders to pull logs through the forest. A signal man is shown followed by men attaching skidder tongs to a log. A man is filmed hanging from the tongs and riding over a large pile of logs. Caterpillar type crawler tractors are filmed pulling logs through the swamps. A steam powered crane loader is shown loading logs on a flatbed rail car. A clamshell crane is filmed dumping earth into open rail cars in preparation for a new railroad bed. A group of track layers are shown riding a small motorized track maintenance car and adjusting newly laid railroad tracks. The camp deliveryman and waste collector, "Old John" is filmed riding on a mule- drawn wagon. Later scenes include footage of a Kelly axe salesman demonstrating the quality of his goods by shaving a man with an axe in front of an audience of loggers. The loggers try out the axe by chopping wood, followed by footage of the salesman enthusiastically chopping a large log. The film closes with scenes of a fawn running about the logging camp.
This rare home movie

Floridians Travel to Europe, 1920s

322152
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie footage captures scenes of European travel in the 1920s. It opens on the deck of a cruise ship, and includes footage of the various leisure activities (shuffleboard, skeet shooting, and smoking) happening aboard. The film then transitions into daily life in 1920s Oxford, England, and includes shots of students congregating on the campus of All Souls College. Various street scenes of 1920s London are also recorded, including footage of a lively cricket match, Big Ben clock tower, as well as Reading, Henley, High Wycombe, Faringdon, and Witney street signs. Additional travel scenes include areas around Zurich Switzerland and Munich Germany with footage of the Glockenspiel clock tower.
Video Details
14:15; B&W; Silent
This home movie footage

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

295839
Date
1944
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:22; B&W; silent; V-256; BA439
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from MacDill in Tampa to begin training on the B-17 Flying Fortress. Designated a sub-base of MacDill in June of that year, the base soon changed focus. Because the runways could not withstand the weight of the bombers, the 69th Fighter Squadron transferred to Sarasota from Drew Army Airfield in Tampa to train on P-39 Airacobras. With the surrender of the Japanese in August of 1945, pilot training was gradually discontinued. The base was deactivated on December 31, 1945, and it eventually became the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. This film includes footage of the airfield’s personnel and training activities throughout its final year as a military facility. It also incorporates earlier home movie footage of one of the pilot trainees in uniform with his young family in Arkansas and possibly Florida. Shots of a P-51 Mustang show pilots in the cockpit and it taxiing on the runway and taking off and landing. AT-6 Texan airplanes as well as army vehicles, including fuel trucks, ambulances, Jeeps and other equipment, also sit on the airfield. There are shots of barracks, offices and wooden hangers. A close shot shows the airfield control tower along with personnel bicycling, playing horseshoes and clowning for the camera. A sign displays the work requirements and flying hours required for the day, week and month; a second sign says "Squadron T." Fighter planes fly in formation and practice against targets at the shoreline. Cockpit views show the pilots shooting at "target socks" towed behind other airplanes. The film features additional aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt and the Beechcraft Model 18.
Training Footage and Home Movies

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building crumbled. Saffer’s home movies show a happy time in the family’s life, with ocean cruises, golf outings, beach excursions and trips to bathing casinos. Often, the women strike "still" poses in the movies, when according to his granddaughter, Mr. Saffer would yell, "It's a movie – move!" Throughout the film, the family dresses up and wears various costumes. Footage of Pier 5 in Miami shows fishing boats at the dock, a masted ship and a large private yacht. The camera also pans across the Miami skyline. Women and men play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, formerly Bayshore. The footage includes an airship hanger along with the Goodyear blimp Defender landing and taking off again. The family spends time at what appears to be the Venetian pool in Coral Gables and then strikes poses and plays leap frog on the beach. The footage shows a Curtiss Wright airplane at the airport as well as aerial views of the Breakers Hotel and Miami Beach. Of particular interest are shots of Curtiss Wright aircraft mechanics working on the plane and shots of the Eastern Transport Inc. sign on a building. The S.S. Seminole of the Clyde Mallory Line docks with the help of tugboats, and later the family swims at the Roman pools. Scenes include diving and swimming competitions and a group parading around at Miami's Spanish Village. Additional scenes include a sunrise Easter service on the beach and canoe “jousting” at the Deauville Casino. Footage shows a man wrestling with a chained bear, and the film ends with bears going down a slide and swimming in the ocean.
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438
’s home movies show a happy

Danes Visit Clermont

267779
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
02:05; color; silent; V-255
Description
This film features home movie like shots of people boating, skiing and talking while on vacation in Clermont.
Type
Image
This film features home

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Danish flags; oranges being washed in a processing plant; and a plant employee talking to guests. Footage has a home movie feel.
Type
Image
to guests. Footage has a home

Large Combo Reel

267783
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:59; color; silent; V-255
Description
This silent film consists of a variety of home movies. Scenes include parades featuring floats from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce and Silver Springs, Shriner clowns with the Shriner clown car and an African-American marching band with majorettes. There are a number of family related scenes, including: a family posing for a photo; a family birthday party with a western style "gunslinger;" families picking peaches; children doing the Hokey Pokey; a family picnic; a little boy riding a goat pulled cart; boating and fishing; children with a pony and pony cart; beach scenes; Cypress Gardens; children dancing, and swimming and water play. Many of the scenes appear to feature the same family.
Type
Image
consists of a variety of home

HOME MOVIE

253241
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:17; b&w; silent; V-151
Description
This film has scenes of snow in the Washington, DC area.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE (loaned by Mrs. J.D. Smith)

253252
Date
1950s and 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:00; color; silent; V-149
Description
This is a mixture of several 8mm home movies done in the Tallahassee area, with subject matter including the May Party, the FSU campus area, and a mother and child outside a residence. There are some great scenes from the 1958 snow in Tallahassee, showing the old post office and other downtown scenes.
HOME MOVIE (loaned

HOME MOVIE

253238
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:13; color; silent; V-151 M83-022
Description
This film shows a family gathering, with a family eating ice cream and celebrating a child's first birthday.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253239
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:21; color; silent; V-151
Description
This film starts at the corner of 30th St. and 4th Ave. N., showing a residential area. There is a woman in a yard and a maid watering grass. The film has camera shots from a car and from a military airplane. This is probably not footage of Florida.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253240
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:22; b&w and color; silent; V-151
Description
This film shows people, the majority of which are children, gathered in a park. It switches over to a line of new cars, all alike, driving down a road. It also shows a large group at a cookout on the beach.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253242
Date
1929
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:42; color; silent; V-150 M87-017
Description
This film begins with three people clowning around for the camera. There are scenes of an elephant pulling a wagon and shots of boats, ships and fishing. A good portion of the film shows boat races. The film may not be of Florida.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253243
Date
1939-46
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:48; color; silent; V-149 M89-003
Description
This film consists of short clips that show miscellaneous footage of wildlife, river scenes, Bok Tower, citrus groves, a zoo and other attractions in Florida.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253245
Date
late 1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:58; color; silent, V-151
Description
This film begins with scenes of a horse show. It is believed that the action takes place in Ocala. There are scenes of a young girl jumping rope, puppies, kittens and more of the horse show.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253247
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:28; b&w; silent; V-151
Description
This film shows a woman playing ball with a dog on the porch of a home. Then, it shows a little girl trying to get the dog to drink out of the birdbath. The remaining footage is of snow in the Washington, DC area.
HOME MOVIE

HOME MOVIE

253249
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:33; color; silent; V-150 M83-022
Description
This film shows the Clemons and Stoutamire family in Tallahassee, including May Party festivities, a family gathering, a military man in uniform and more scenes of the May Party.
HOME MOVIE

LISA'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

253299
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 7)
Description
This is home movie footage of a young girl's fourth birthday party. Kids eat ice cream and cake. Two young boys with toy guns menace the girls and their mothers. This movie has a great nostalgic feel.
This is home movie

Mar-57

253313
Date
Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:47; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 10)
Description
This film is home movie footage of spoonbill birds scavenging for food on the beach.
This film is home movie

11-Mar-57

253314
Date
11-Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 9)
Description
This is home movie footage of spoonbill birds in flight and on the beach. There are also a few shots of alligators.
This is home movie

DEKLE HOME MOVIE

252982
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:35; color; silent; V-174
Description
This home movie has scenes of both Florida and New York. It begins with New York in 1944, showing a cigarette billboard displaying the face of a member of the armed forces with smoke coming out of his mouth. Todd Dekle is standing on a busy street. The film then moves to the Miami Fire Department, with O.A. Dekle on a fire engine and later playing horseshoes. Next is Todd Dekle starting a 1932 Chevy using the crank on the front.
DEKLE HOME MOVIE

SPOONBILLS

253521
Date
Mar-57
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:34; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 11)
Description
This is home movie footage of spoonbills in flight and foraging for food.
This is home movie

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. II

253106
Date
1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; silent V-232
Description
This film continues the tour of the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida featured in Part I. It includes footage of the women's ward (segregated in white and black wards) the sewing room, laundry facilities, electrical shop and the post office.
: HOME MOVIES, PT. II

GASPARILLA FESTIVAL I

253146
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:48; b&w; silent; V-176
Description
This home movie is a production of the Howell family in Tampa, Florida. The title card for this film says "Landing of the Pirate Krew of Gasparilla." It begins with a young boy playing pirate, and then moves to the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa. There are scenes involving a variety of boats and ships in Tampa Bay and many pirates. Downtown parade scenes follow. This is good quality early footage.
This home movie is a

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