Museum a Circus Built

253341
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mable Ringling. It shows many paintings and sculptures, as well as the restoration studio. Painting conservation is shown being done in full sunshine. See AA074, "Museum... Excerpt". Produced by...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-94 BA005; S. 828

Three Fathoms to a Fortune

253564
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the "Real 8 Co. "and their treasure hunting efforts. It shows equipment preparation, divers going down, finding a mass of coins in a lump and raising the mass. A man from the Florida State Board of Antiquities takes notes. It shows the opening ceremony of the Museum of Sunken Tre...
Video Details
13:35; color; sound; V-90 BA028; S. 828

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

David of Sarasota

252972
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sa...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828

Tallahassee

253552
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This is a visual tour of Tallahassee with no narration. It shows city streets, the campuses of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, recreation, Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee Junior Museum, Old Public Library, St. Marks Lighthouse and various state office buildings. Produced by Peter B...
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828

Five of Florida's Finest

253027
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about five attractions in the St. Petersburg area: the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty and the London Wax Museum.
Video Details
13:27; color; sound; V-91 BA189; S. 828

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

Save the Capitol

253432
Date
30-Mar-78
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the "Save The Historic Capitol Night." It shows the interior of the old Capitol, along with such political figures as Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner, Attorney General Robert Shevin, Insurance Commissioner Bill Gunter and Secretary of State Bruce Smathers. Produced by WFSU-T...
Video Details
9:08; color; sound; V-120 BA223; S.1239

Cracker Trio Part Four

320514
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.

Goodwood Plantation

253158
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Mr. Thomas Hood gives the history of Goodwood Plantation. The film shows the interior and exterior of the house. There is excellent footage of the fixtures and furniture. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
10:03; color; sound; V-133 BA205; S.1239

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 ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828

Suwannee Holiday

253547
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunke...
Video Details
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7

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, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828

Jake Gaither: Teacher, Coach, Citizen

322861
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary includes interviews with former players and coaches paying tribute to Florida A&M head football coach Jake Gaither. Gaither talks about his players and explains his coaching philosophy which centers on the idea that football is only preparation for the "game of life" and good citize...
Video Details
29:28; color; sound;

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

Florida State University History (Part 1)

253108
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
Raw footage of Florida State University throughout 1975 featuring a swim meet at the Union Pool, FSU Flying High Circus students training and practicing, and scenes from the FSU Circus summer program for children. The video also shows 1975 Earth Day festivities on the FSU Union Green (keynote speak...
Video Details
11:41; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239

Gamble Mansion and Confederate Museum

267753
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:06; color; sound; s. 1825, Box 2, Film 1; V-253
Description
This is a silent film showing the grounds and interior of the Gamble Mansion and Confederate Museum State Park. The film begins with young women dressed as "Southern Belles" welcoming visitors. A park ranger is shown at the entrance pointing to a sign. Scenes include images of the grounds, tourist...
Type
Image

Tomoka State Park

267748
Collection
Video
Video Details
04:46; color; sound; s. 1825 Box 1, Film 4; V-253
Description
This film is a narrated tour of Tomoka State Park. The film begins with the history of the park. The narrator explains that the park, which overlooks the Halifax River, was the site of a Timucua Indian village called Nacorroco. The film shows various park amenities, including: picnic areas, playg...
Type
Image

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

MASTODON!

253317
Date
Mar-77
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:46; color; silent; V-185 AA345; S.1239
Description
This film shows a group of men assembling the Museum of Florida History's Mastodon exhibit. It includes several scenes that capture the reconstruction of the Mastodon skeleton. Produced by WFSU-TV.

MURAT HOUSE

253340
Date
20-Sep-72
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; color; sound; V-128 AA268; S.1239
Description
This film gives the history of the Murat family, along with footage of the Murat house at the Junior Museum and the graves in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FLORIDA ON MY MIND

253081
Date
30-Jan-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:00; color; sound; V-9 CA144; S.828
Description
This film, which is hosted and narrated by actor Leif Erickson, tells about Florida Bicentennial celebrations using artwork and old film footage of great moments in US history. Viewers see Gamble Mansion, Cape Florida, McLarty State Museum, Crystal River mounds and other places along the Florida Bic...

THE OTHER FLORIDA

253370
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-116 CA003; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, including residences, fishing, surfing, golfing and orange groves. The film also shows the county fair, a beard-growing contest, the local library, schools, churches, museums, the art gallery, recreation areas, a Catholic folk mass, St. Lucie...

PENSACOLA PANORAMA

253380
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-71 CA113; S. 828
Description
This film attempts to show what life is like in Pensacola. It shows the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, home of Miss Baker, the United States' first live space traveler. Viewers also see the Naval Aviation Museum, the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team, cultural activities, homes, schools and ...

WEST OF THE SUN

253627
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-126 CA141; S. 828
Description

MAGIC OF MANATEE

253308
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, P...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-58 CA170; S. 828

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

252978
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:32; b&w; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

253645
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; b&w; sound; V-214 CA318; S. 828
Description
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida. Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced...

BICENTENNIAL VISCAYA

252898
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA433; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of James Deering's Italian Renaissance-inspired vacation home, Viscaya. It mentions John Fisher's exploits in Biscayne Bay and the Miami real estate boom, with additional still shots of Coral Gables and Hialeah. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Flori...

ST. AUGUSTINE: THE OLDEST CITY

253428
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives the history of St. Augustine in Kodachrome. Wonderful costumes are seen during the annual fiesta. The film shows the blessing of the shrimp fleet. Viewers see Lightner Museum, its doll collection and various churches. This film shows people frolicking in the surf, fishing and at a sp...
Video Details
14:15; color; sound; V-67 BA099; S. 828

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