John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

253276
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film is adapted from the movie "Twilight World." There is excellent underwater footage, including hard hat diving, two-hose scuba, a re-breather with full-face mask, a two-person sub, a diver propulsion vehicle, divers with an octopus, a moray eel, an underwater photographer, a Spanish wreck and a diver using a magnesium flare to explore a coral cave.
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-38 CA040; S. 828
Key Largo (Fla.)

Holiday on Wheels

253236
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the <em>HMS Bounty</em> replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, an airboat ride, a glass-bottom boat, sponge diving, tarpon fishing, boating, scuba, skiing and hang gliding. Produced by Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate Inc.; sponsored by Trailer Life Publishing Co.
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828
Key Largo (Fla.)

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with nice scenes of a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River. The Keys are shown, including divers in Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Marineland with a diver feeding dolphins, loggerheads underwater and laying eggs. Divers in Tarpon Springs and gator wrestling follow. A man catches a cobra by hand and milks venom. There is a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral and an open house at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Produced by Beckley Films in cooperation with FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828
Key Largo (Fla.)

LIGHTS CAMERA AND UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

253297
Date
1969
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a "Discovery 69" special produced by Jules Power Production. Program hosts Bill Owen and Virginia Gibson introduce Don Wren and his son Bobby. There are underwater scenes of the two handling and filming sharks, along with scenes of John Pennekamp State Park.
Video Details
23:15; color; sound; V-152 CA264; S. 828
Key Largo (Fla.

THE PARK THAT WENT TO SEA

253378
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:22; color; sound; V-38 CA105; S. 828
Description
This film shows visitors all that is available at Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. There are many good underwater sequences of divers and fish. Viewers also see the statue "Christ of the Deep," which stands in 28 feet of water on a reef. Produced by Goodway Films of Fort Lauderdale; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials.
Key Largo (Fla.)

LOOK TO THE SUN

253302
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows fun and recreation in Florida's state parks. An Airstream trailer shows up in many camping scenes. Scenes include skiing, cycling, exploring, hiking, riding a tour train, walking through Florida Caverns, scuba at Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and beach fun. The film shows some surfing on long boards and people singing around a campfire. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials.
Video Details
12:20; color; sound; V-39 BA030; S. 828
Key Largo (Fla.)

FLORIDA SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE

253096
Date
mid 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-88 DA045; S.828
Description
This film shows fishing in the Gulf, the Atlantic and among mangroves near Key Largo. Viewers see snook, tarpon and bonefish. It also shows quail hunting with dogs. While hunting, the men use horses and a Willys Jeep outfitted with seats on the roof and on the front fenders. There is also bass fishing from a canoe on Rainbow River. They visit Everglades National Park and fish along the coast for tarpon. This was filmed in Kodachrome. The head section is missing.
Key Largo (Fla.)

FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: WESTERN DISTRICT

253103
Date
20-Sep-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:15; color; sound; V-242 S. 1825 Box 4, #7
Description
This film offers a full overview of the adventures that await visitors to Florida's state parks. The film contains scenes from Suwanee River State Park, Fort Pickens, The Florida Constitution Historical Memorial, Torreya State Park, Bahia Honda, Gold Head Branch State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, Olustee Battlefield, Fort Clinch, Myakka State Park, Killearn Gardens (known as Maclay Gardens today), Florida Caverns State Park, St. Andrews State Park and the Gorrie Museum in Apalachicola. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
Key Largo (Fla.)

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