The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendly" tax structure is discussed in detail. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
population and industrial growth

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airports, trains, ports and highways are shown. It also shows colleges and research, including nuclear reactors. There are more manufacturing scenes, including scenes of FDC meeting and consulting. The film describes Florida's tax structure and then gives a recap. Produced by Raycam Productions; sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828
for various industries.

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

Citrus Honey

232455
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the honey and citrus industries depend on each other in Florida. Handling of bees and hives is shown in detail. Extraction of honey, removal of wax, and packaging are also shown. Viewers then see University of Florida researchers working with honey and citrus products.
Video Details
11:50; color; sound; V-95 BA175; S. 828 8
the honey and citrus industries

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828
footage of the honey industry

Flower of Tampa

232433
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and hand and machine cigar rolling techniques are highlighted. The film also includes scenes of Tampa's airport, downtown, and harbor during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Produced by Florida Film Studio with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Cigar Manufacturing Association of Tampa.
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; P97-002
's cigar industry. Along the way

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, the airport, the paper and wood industries, fishing, football, a boat race, Ravine Gardens State Park, Cross Florida Barge Canal and a rodeo. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of Putnam County.
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828
true

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (including the city-owned harness racing track) are also shown. Viewers also see the Martin Aerospace plant and other space-oriented companies. The film shows senior citizens working, banks, newspapers, highway construction and the airport. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions; sponsored by Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828
true

Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

232452
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined, and how it is processed. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as well. Produced by Hack Swain; sponsored by the Florida Phosphate Council.
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-64 BA049; S. 828
Phosphorus industry

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828
and Industrial Institute for Girls

Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story

232432
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
The story of Florida citrus cultivation. We see total processing at Tropicana in Bradenton. Also shows their glass plant and the Tropicana train, "the only regularly scheduled unit train in food industry history," featuring a mile of refrigerated box cars. Use of pulp as dairy feed is shown. Also see plastic juice container manufacturing and box manufacturing. Producer Tony Swain and Rose Swain, wife of cinematographer Mike Swain, are seen as airline passengers. Produced by Hack Swain Productions; sponsored by Tropicana Products.
Video Details
15:50; color; sound; CA019
industry history," featuring a

Florida Rebuilds

253085
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary about the Apalachee Correctional Institution, the camera follows staff member Paul McCarty, who plays an inmate at the facility. The film documents his stay at the institute from arrival and rehabilitation to release on parole. Rehabilitation activities include church services, academic classes and vocational training such as masonry, carpentry, poultry processing and construction. This video also contains footage of the Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Produced by the Florida Department of Corrections.
Video Details
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828
Florida Industrial

A New Day Dawning For the Tomato Industry

253351
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a "silent film" sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers even see the living area provided for the workers. Packing is shown, including cleaning, grading, sizing, and boxing. Ethylene gas is supplied to ripen tomatoes before shipping. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by Naples Tomato Growers Inc.
Video Details
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828
Tomato industry

From Florida Trees

267756
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry, and the beginnings of the Florida Forest Service. It goes on to describe: the conservation movement; the pulp and paper mill revolution; alliances between mill owners and land owners; and the beginnings of timber as a crop. The film describes forest management mistakes made in the past, and goes on to tell how Florida is the new national leader in forest management and reforestation. Produced by the Florida Forest Service.
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253
true

Florida's Water Wonderland

253124
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; b&w; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
Description
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturing industries. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
true

Menu for an Astronaut

232445
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, which takes place in a Whirlpool facility, opens with a quick-cut sequence of a chef holding different kinds of food. The chef explains how new food processes were created to feed the astronauts. The film describes NASA diet requirements, showing some food preparation for astronauts in "space food kitchens." Winter Haven is the site of orange juice processing, which results in freeze dried orange juice powder.
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; CA014
Food industry

The Big Squeeze

252899
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about citrus production from tree to table in a short, but complete script.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; V-100 AA086; S. 828
Citrus industry

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, horses, commercial growing, churches, shopping and Flagler Museum. There are shots of a dune buggy at the beginning and end. The film also shows Lion Country Safari, Norton Gallery of Art and an airboat. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by the Palm Beach County Development Board.
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828
Industry, attractions

The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to celebrate. Diet tips for pregnant women include citrus. Sponsored by Florida Citrus Commission.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, S. 828
Citrus industry

Space Center

232449
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overall look at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. It includes visitors riding the Lunar Rover vehicle and a look at some of the animals in the Cape Preserve.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-64 BA044; S. 828
Aerospace industry

Apollo and Gemini

252882
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage, and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a spacewalk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239
Aerospace industry

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)
Film industry

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy Crooks.
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828
Phosphate industry

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; S. 828
true

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining underway and the family hunts fossils in debris piles. An "unusual scenic attraction" is Sand Mountain, a phosphate debris pile. Next is a cattle farm, Florida Southern College, and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Recreation includes skiing, boating and fishing. Produced by Sanborn Film Productions; sponsored by Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828
true

Action Center USA

232384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It shows industries, schools, churches and cultural opportunities. The wife has leisure time to pursue her favorite pastime-shopping. Entertainment is shown, including both professional and amateur sports. Produced by Tel-Air Interests for the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA041; S. 828
. It shows industries, schools

Florida State University: Toward a Greater University

232390
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221; CA314; S. 1239
Description
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industries. It contains campus, classroom, homecoming parade and football scenes. Produced by Florida State University.
's rapidly expanding industries

Design for Winning

232409
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Steve Spurrier, Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida star, describes various techniques for playing football. Ray Graves, Spurrier's college coach, says a few words as well. This leads to a pitch for orange juice at the training table. There are many scenes of Spurrier in action as a collegian and a professional football player throughout the film. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus.
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; BA003, s.828
Citrus industry

Water Hyacinth: The Silent Aggressor

232451
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth expert Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Resources, along with researchers from the University of Florida, describe the plant's reproductive and adaptive characteristics. The film shows researchers in South America looking for natural predators of hyacinth to import to the United States as a method of control. The film also touches upon the threat the waterborne weed poses to the Florida citrus and fishing industries. Produced by the US Department of Agriculture.
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2
and fishing industries. Produced

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)
true

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