Beyond Disaster

232414
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of south Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires, and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the Flood Control District justifying measures taken and programs underway. Viewers see lab work, fieldwork, water hyacinth research, and the planting of mangrove seedlings by dropping them from a helicopter. The film tells how careful the Flood Control District is in what it does. It shows their computer system and how efficient it will be. Viewers also see cloud seeding by the federal government. Produced by Key Productions; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
Video Details
28:30; color; sound; DA021, S. 828
-creation of the 1928 hurricane...

Governor Farris Bryant Press Conference

267764
Date
9/10/1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions from the press on: Communists in the Florida higher education system; Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns' election plans; the approach of Hurricane Dora; the civil rights "situation" in St. Augustine; the Presidential election; and the hurricane preparedness of the Governor's Mansion.
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; BA154; V-254
Hurricanes

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods makes this a compelling film. The piece ends by showing off the manpower and equipment used to change Florida's environment, with all good intentions. Wildlife photography is by E.W. Dutton. Waters of Destiny was filmed in Kodachrome.
hurricane footage to show

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gambling, the 1954 LeRoy Collins - Charlie Johns debate, the 1957 Cape Canaveral Satellite launching, the death of an Italian boat racer at the Orange Bowl Regatta, Castro's arrival in Havana after taking power, Hurricane Donna in 1961, Orange Bowl football, return of soldiers from the Bay of Pigs, and President John F. Kennedy's visit to Miami in 1963.
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828
power, Hurricane Donna

Everglades Harvest

253009
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to loading the refined sugar into barges for shipment. It also covers the Spanish introduction of the cane plant into Florida in the 1500s, South Florida's early sugarcane industry, and the great hurricane of 1928. Several state and federal experts make short testimonials on sugarcane and associated industries. Produced by Cinema East Miami and the Florida Sugar Cane League.
Video Details
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828
true

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
true

HURRICANE ELOISE

253266
Date
Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:04; color; silent; V-131 BA207; S.1239
Description
This film shows hurricane preparation and damage in the Panama City area. There is shelter footage and some actual hurricane footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
HURRICANE ELOISE

HURRICANE AGNES

253264
Date
Jun-72
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:24; color; sound; V-132 BA206; S.1239
Description
This film shows hurricane damage on the coast at Panacea, Shell Point and Alligator Point. It includes interviews with victims. Produced by WFSU-TV.
HURRICANE AGNES

GOV. BOB GRAHAM & HURRICANE KATE

253198
Date
1985
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:57; color; sound; V-154 P93-013
Description
Gov. Graham takes off in a military helicopter and surveys damage done around the Apalachicola area by Hurricane Kate. Graham talks to reporters and residents about federal, state and local aid. Videotaped by Bradley White.
& HURRICANE KATE

HURRICANE ELOISE

253265
Date
Sep-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:50; color; sound; V-131 BA007; S.1239
Description
In this film, a newscaster talks to tourists and residents in a shelter in Panama City during Hurricane Eloise. There are interviews with business people and law enforcement officers about the precautions taken. Produced by WFSU-TV.
HURRICANE ELOISE

OUT OF A WILDERNESS

253372
Date
21-Apr-67
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:17; color; sound, V-240 CA291
Description
This film follows the Florida Power and Light Company's conversion of Turkey Point from "a barren wasteland of mangroves and mud" into a beautiful wildlife sanctuary and recreation center complete with a power plant and two nuclear reactors. It shows the construction of the power plant, its reactor, the Boy and Girls Scout camps using wood displaced by Hurricane Betsy, Boy and Girl Scouts enjoying the park, and footage of US Air Force Water Survival training exercises. Produced by the Florida Department of Natural Resources.
displaced by Hurricane Betsy, Boy

GOV. HAYDON BURNS CABINET MEETING; RE: WORLD'S FAIR SKI SHOW SUCCESS

253187
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:55; b&w; sound; V-70 DA039; S. 828
Description
This Cabinet meeting with Gov. Burns includes mention of supplemental federal disaster relief to Florida of $1 million for hurricane damage. Charles Campbell (chairman of the FDC and the Executive Committee of New York World's Fair Authority) is introduced, as well as the rest of the World's Fair Authority and members of FDC (listed but not seen). Mr. Campbell tells how the Florida Exhibit was turned from a liability into an asset with the inclusion of the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show sponsored by Cypress Gardens and the Citrus Commission. An oversized check for $206,917 is presented to repay a state loan that helped bail out the Florida Pavilion. Dick Pope, dressed as Santa, presents the check. Gov. Burns thanks everyone and describes how the World's Fair, Citrus Commission, Legislature, Florida's four major electric utilities, the Cabinet and Minute Maid Orange Juice all helped. Each Cabinet member comments.
for hurricane damage. Charles

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. Pete/Tampa business exteriors. Viewers also see Cypress Gardens, Cape Kennedy, Fort Lauderdale waterways, a University of Miami football game, Miami Serpentarium and the University of Miami campus. The film ends with scenes of a nightclub show.
Miami Hurricanes

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