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

Ivan Tors Studios in Miami

232437
Date
ca. 1966
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tour of Ivan Tors Studios, showing behind-the-scenes manufacturing, equipment, wardrobe, stages and special effects. There is great underwater footage, including reefs, animals, camera crew and props from "Thunderball." Viewers see Ivan Tors, actor Lloyd Bridges and Flipper.
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; BA031

All in Fun

232450
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, viewers learn about the dolphins that performed at the New York World's Fair. It shows crew from the Miami Seaquarium netting and training dolphins, and a sea lion performing. The film includes scenes of performances that were also used in CA071, "Number One at the Fair," in color. Pro...
Video Details
14:00; B&W; sound; V-23 BA054; 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

Window of the Living Sea

253635
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager a...
Video Details
21:25; color; sound; V-81 CA022; S. 828

Musical Moments at Miami's Seaquarium

253342
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a synthesized musical soundtrack accompanies footage of the dolphin, whale and seal shows at the Miami Seaquarium theme park.
Video Details
7:47; color; sound; V-223 BA434; 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

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828

FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
ca. 1961
Collection
Video
Video Details
ca. 1961/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the process...

Governor Charley Johns - LeRoy Collins

232388
Date
1954
Collection
Video
Description
This debate between acting Gov. Charley Johns and future governor LeRoy Collins was filmed from a television monitor (kinescope) and simultaneously broadcast throughout Florida on radio. Moderator Ralph Renick tries valiantly to manage a timer and buzzer mechanism as the candidates argue the issues ...
Video Details
42:18; B&W; sound; V-97; EA010; S. 828

Julio 26

232435
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film...
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024

Florida Fishcapade

232453
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a family in an inboard motorboat leaving a dock on the Homosassa River to go fishing, with the Florida Marine Patrol giving advice and checking safety gear. The family fishes, skies, picnics, goes to Marco Pass and sees college boys fishing. The film also includes footage of Mia...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-24 CA034; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 1)

232457
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns--Robert King High Debate 1964 Number 1 (Part 2)

232458
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a debate between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Haydon Burns of Jacksonville and Robert King High of Miami. Issues of the day are argued in detail. Questions include the propriety of the "Negro Bloc Vote," reapportionment, changing the location of the state Capitol, and whether ...
Video Details
32:20; B&W; sound; V-34 & 35 EA009; S. 828

Seminoles of The Everglades

253438
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village w...
Video Details
20:00; sound; color; V-170 S. 828

The Gold Rush

253153
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA007; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Gold Coast Marathon, a powerboat race from Miami to West Palm Beach and back. Viewers see pit crews at Pelican Harbor Yacht Club and aerial shots of the race. Twelve-year-old Rosemary Bennett, the youngest female racer, and restaurateur/racer Mike Gordon are shown. Richard Steffe...

Japanese Governors Visit Florida

253273
Date
18-May-64
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen vi...
Video Details
12:52; b&w; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828

All Us Kids Love Football

252871
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows young boys in Miami participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation. The film ends with a few boys receiving prizes for their skills. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:41; b&w; silent; V-233 AA423; S. 828

President Kennedy at Democratic Fundraiser

232416
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; B&W; sound; DA034, S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Farris Bryant, Senator George Smathers, Representative Dante Fascell, and President John F. Kennedy share the dais at this fundraiser for the National Democratic Party. Governor Bryant welcomes the president and describes the greatness ...

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

232462
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocu...

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 gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828

To Reach For Tomorrow

253576
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collin...
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828

Compass Points South

252956
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Wayne Ferris talks to Senator George Smathers about his trip to Latin America. Most of the program deals with the communist threat to the Latin American region. The show is comprised primarily of footage shot during Smathers' trip to various locations in the Caribbean and South America...
Video Details
28:07; b&w; sound; V-195 DA073; M89-17

Florida's East Coast Holiday

232448
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral, commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. ...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; S. 828

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...
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438

Porpoises Train for World's Fair

267716
Collection
Video
Description
This films shows the capture of porpoises by "scientist-fishermen" for the purpose of studying and training. Animal trainers are shown training porpoises to do tricks for the Florida Exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Viewers are encouraged to go see the porpoise show, produced by, "the fabulous...
Video Details
03:20; B&W; sound; AA176; V-251
Type
Image

Killer is a Softie

267774
Collection
Video
Video Details
06:27; color; sound; BA123; V-255
Description
This promotional film by the Miami Seaquarium tells the history of Hugo, a killer whale at the Seaquarium. It documents: his capture and journey to the Seaquarium; his training; his loneliness; and the additions of Luanna and Lolita, a dolphin and a female killer whale, respectively, to his tank. B...
Type
Image

ANODYNE

252879
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:15; b&w; sound; V-125 AA210; S. 828
Description
This film shows the process of making metal nameplates using chemicals instead of normal printing processes.

FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND

253043
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; b&w; sound; V-55 CA124; S. 828
Description
The American Society of Travel Agents meets in Miami, hosted by FDC. They party and sightsee at Monkey Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Viewers see hospitality suites, awards, beach fun and business meetings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC.

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