Florida's Emerald Isle, Marco Island

232443
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with people enjoying the surf, a visit to a shell mound, and a visit to the only modern home in the island's interior. The film also examines the coco plum fruit, French mulberry plant, wild coffee plants and other plants. Viewers see locations such as Snook Haven Marina, Snook Hole, and scenes of snook fishing. An architectural model and renderings show how the island will be changed by developers. Produced by Hack Swain Productions.
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; CA023
such as Snook Haven Marina...

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 Gulfstream Park, community swimming pools, marinas, and beaches. There are scenes of the Orange Bowl, Miss USA contest, Miss Universe contest, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, and Miami Seaquarium. Produced by Don Parisher; sponsored by the North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828
Marinas

The Adventures of X-14

232407
Date
ca. 1965
Collection
Video
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828
marina, Criswell's Money

SKI TO THE FAIR

253508
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:33; b&w; sound; V-65 CA086; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of skiers in a campaign to promote St. Petersburg as a "young people's town." They make a 17-day trip on water skis to the New York World's Fair. They encounter rough waters outside Venice. Then they travel from Fort Myers to Okeechobee by canal, then to the Atlantic. They follow the coast, up Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore, then through New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline in the background. This 1,600 mile trip by amateur skiers ends with a performance at the World's Fair Marina. Produced by FDC; sponsored by St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Marina. Produced by FDC

FISHING IN THE EVERGLADES

253024
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:00; color; sound; V-79 DA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Everglades environment and the wildlife in it. Viewers see National Park Headquarters, boardwalks with tourists, the Visitor's Center, the marina and campgrounds. There are many fishing sequences. There is good wildlife photography at the beginning of the film. Produced by Walter Harrison Smith Productions.
, the Visitor's Center, the marina

FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA

253131
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
Description
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration-just good photography and music throughout. Produced by Monroe-Williams Productions; sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
scenes of marinas, docks

SPANS ACROSS THE BAY CELEBRATION

253517
Date
Jul-49
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:47; b&w; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
Description
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The motorcade passes a group of people waving from horseback. Gov. and Mrs. Warren greet people and viewers see crowds along the beach waiting to see them. The governor fires a small cannon to start a sailboat race. His wife gets corsages and some men put sand in her shoes. A baseball game and a cookout follow. The Warrens walk under an arch of majorettes' batons, eat at a long table and he signs autographs. There are some scenes at night in a stadium. At the end, Gov. Warren speaks to crowd, followed by a fireworks display.
. They come to a marina where

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