The Challenge of Champions

252938
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows horse racing at Gulfstream in 1975. The wild animal race uses Bengal tigers. Viewers see jockey Eddie Arcaro. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Gulfstream Park.
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA093; S. 828

International Champions

267766
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The focus is on the 1967 Florida Derby, a race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the special events surrounding the race. These events include: a fashion show; water skiers from Cypress Gardens; a wild animal rac...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; CA099; V-254

Snowman’s Holiday

253512
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman visit Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, watch alligator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, the Torch of Friendship, and Parrot Jungl...
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-65 CA081; S. 828

Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groo...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

232459
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfs...
Video Details
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828

The Torch of Friendship

232404
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is a film promoting the Hampton House Hotel in Miami, a business oriented to an African-American clientele. It describes how notable black men and women of the 1960s gathered there, such as Ralph Metcalf (gold medalist, 1932 & 1936 Olympics), Althea Gibson (Wimbledon Champ), Martin Luther K...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; CA133, s.828

Florida Attractions

246473
Date
1948
Collection
Video
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and...
Video Details
1948 / 6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 S. 828

Florida Derby Festival '82

253047
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a...
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828

Gulfstream: Home of Champions

267771
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; CA164; V-254
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The film highlights the operation of the Park, including the track; stables and clubhouse; training of the horses; filing entries for racing; and the management of racing stewards. Races featured in the footage inc...
Type
Image

Opening Day at Hialeah

267724
Collection
Video
Description
Video Details
01:57; B&W; silent; AA532; V-251
Type
Image

HORSE RACE

253256
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:45; b&w; sound; V-234 AA503; S. 828
Description
This film is horse racing footage with sports commentary. A horse named "Raiden" is the victor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

POMPANO BEACH RACEWAY

253389
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; b&w; silent; V-124 AA217; S. 828
Description
This film shows harness racing at Pompano Park.

FLORIDA DERBY

253045
Date
9-Apr-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:54; b&w; sound; V-234 AA489; S. 828
Description
This film has footage of the 1963 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale. Candy Spots and jockey Bill Shoemaker are victorious. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FLORIDA DERBY

253046
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:49; b&w; sound; V-234 AA505; S. 828
Description
This is great Florida Derby footage with sports commentary as Northern Dancer and jockey Bill Shoemaker gallop to a three-length victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FOUR THOUSAND WINNERS

253134
Date
16-Apr-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:12;b&w; silent, V-234 AA487, S. 828
Description
This film has horse racing footage at the Gulfstream Racetrack in Hallandale, Florida. The winning jockey and horse owner are shown receiving a trophy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

HOME MOVIE

253250
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:45; b&w; silent; V-150
Description
This film was taken in the Miami area in 1941. It shows scenes of a football game, baseball, fastpitch softball (men's and women's), children on a playground, dog racing, mermaids, a parade, a woman feeding a squirrel, people on a beach, spring training, Bok Tower, Indian Village, people stopped alo...

CARRY BACK RETURNS HOME

252929
Date
21-Nov-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:25; b&w; silent; V-118 AA208; S1239
Description
This film features champion racehorse Carry Back at home in Ocala.

CLEARWATER SPORTS

252953
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-14 BA042; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated by Red Barber. It shows people golfing, watching major league baseball, playing softball, attending horse races, watching jai-alai, playing shuffleboard and playing tennis. Viewers see boating, skiing, hydroplane races, children's pram sailing and fishing. Produced by Marvin H....

GULFSTREAM DERBY

253226
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:40; color; silent; not yet transferred to video S. 828
Description
Mickey Rooney appears in one shot in this film. There are aerials of the racetrack. The opening ceremony includes a marching band and majorettes. A small boat sails on the lake inside the track and there is a water ski show. Viewers see a parade of pleasure horses and the lineup of race horses. The ...

THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

253648
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:36; b&w; sound; V-56 BA082; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a title sequence over fireworks, then moves to aerials of Miami Beach hotels. It shows all the fun to be had, including great nightclub stage show sequences. It also shows the Orange Bowl, a hydroplane race, horse and dog races and Jai-Alai. The narrator says "scuba diving" at ...

FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

253138
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-1 CA110; S. 828
Description
This film shows the beach, hotels, condos, schools, churches and shopping. Viewers also see Miami Beach Auditorium (home of the Jackie Gleason Show), Convention Hall, the library, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Monkey Jungle, where a chimp wears a Beatle wig and strums a gui...

HIALEAH: AN AMERICAN RACING TRADITION

253232
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:00; color; sound; V-57 CA084; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a look at some horse breeding farms in Ocala where viewers see the big winner, Carry Back. The film also shows a horse auction and horses in training at the track. Two trainers, Jim Fitzsimons and H.A. Jones, offer testimonials on the importance of Hialeah. The film uses a pie ...

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...

MIAMI BEACH STORY

253321
Date
1951
Collection
Video
Video Details
18:16; b&w; silent; V-247 CA038; S. 828
Description
This film has aerial shots of Hotel Row, street scenes, houses and vegetation. The scenes of Miami Beach are contrasted with a couple of snow scenes from up north. Winston Churchill and HRH The Duke of Windsor arrive. The film shows horse and dog racing and a montage of neon signs. Viewers see schoo...

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...

SURPRISING ST. PETE

253544
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; color; sound; V-74 CA087; S. 828
Description
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the ...

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