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

Every Island Has Its Own Song

326850
Date
1988
Collection
Video
Description
Documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and narrated by Russ Offenbach. Written and produced by Folklorist Nancy Michael with Yvonne Bryant as assistant pro...
Video Details
28:14; color; sound; FV-112, S1615

Archie Shepp

253501
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is interview and lecture footage of jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp at Florida State University. Mr. Shepp comments on jazz music trends, poverty, politics, civil rights, culture and society. The interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
15:40; color; sound CA309; S.1239

Discover Native America Part Two

320515
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part two of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America. Includes ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; Native American craftsmen; musical performance by James Billie and Seminole fashion show.

Governor Claude Kirk Wedding Pageantry

243141
Date
March 17, 1967
Collection
Video
Description
Shimmering lounge music accompanies scenes from Governor Claude Kirk’s wedding celebration. There is footage of Governor Kirk and his wife Erika Mattfeld Kirk at their pre-wedding dinner party, arriving at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the ceremony, and their wedding reception at the Brea...
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232394
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread...
Video Details
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193; flba007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
Type
Moving Image

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.

George Lewis' Jazz Funeral

253296
Date
January 1969
Collection
Video
Description
This film is footage of legendary New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis' jazz funeral. There are family members, reporters and fans present on a rainy funeral day in New Orleans. The Olympia and Eureka Jazz Bands are shown playing dirges at the cemetery before launching into an up-tempo number, compl...
Video Details
4:28; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239

Blountstown

252902
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with scenes from a WFSU-TV program on Blountstown and a community gathering. An elderly African-American man splits logs and a country band plays spiritual music. A local barber, Mr. Whitley, and an elderly female store owner talk about their lives in Blountstown. Also includes foo...
Video Details
21:43; color; silent and sound; V-213 DA124; S. 828

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 Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232395
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion,...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-192; flba008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy B...
Type
Moving Image

Confederate Veterans Convention

232382
Date
1914
Collection
Video
Description
This film was produced with titles, and shows the meeting of 40,000 Confederate war veterans in Jacksonville.They dance to fiddle music and many cars, horses, bands and flags are shown. The veterans are shown dining together in a mess tent. An electric street car goes by during a section titled "Son...
Video Details
16:15; B&W; silent; V-14 CA024; S. 828

Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross Stat...
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828

Tarpon Springs Epiphany

253558
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs, including the blessing of the fleet and boys diving for a gold cross. Greek folk dancing is shown as the theme from “Never on a Sunday” plays in the soundtrack. Governor Farris Bryant speaks at the celebration. Produced by the Florida D...
Video Details
5:22; b&w; sound; V-107 AA090; S. 828

Mullet Country

253339
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses a folk song as musical introduction and then shows mullet fisherman setting nets at night. It shows scenes around Florida and a sequence of Seminoles in the Everglades. The script says, "The mullet has a long and distinguished history." Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; 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

Cracker Trio Part Three

320933
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
This video includes raw footage interviews with Tommy Walton, Blind Willie Brown and Diamond Teeth Mary McClain. Walton discusses being a classic blues performers and making a living as a musician. Brown, speaks of growing up in Florida, learning piano, and attending Florida School for the Deaf and ...

Research: The Common Denominator

253417
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Rod Serling of the "Twilight Zone" television series hosts this look at developments in transportation technology. Hollywood science fiction-style music accompanies an overview of roadway research in which "break-away" signage, hologram highway markers, GPS highway navigation prototypes, crash dummi...
Video Details
25:30; color; sound; V-206 DA084; S. 828

Florida’s Wildlife Heritage

296303
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida’s environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on t...
Video Details
16:25; color; sound; V-258; DA146

Governor Kirk Inauguration Scenes

267772
Date
1/3/1967
Collection
Video
Description
This footage features a variety of scenes from the inaugural ceremonies for Florida’s 36th Governor, Governor Claude Kirk, Florida's 36th Governor. Scenes include: the presentation of dignitaries; outgoing Governor Haydon Burns' speech; the oath of office for the Superintendent of Public Instructi...
Video Details
21:01; color; sound; CA177; V-254

Lemon Sun

267741
Collection
Video
Description
This film features highlights of the Ft. Myers/Lee County area as an attractive place to live and play. A full day is covered, showing workers beginning their day as the sun rises. As the day progresses, a variety of activities are shown, including: boating, golfing, skiing, playing at the beach, ...
Video Details
17:42; color; sound; CA060; V-251

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image

SUWANNEE CENTER STAGE

253546
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA148; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. Viewers see pretty gardens, dioramas and the annual folk art celebrations. The film includes music, dancing, and the "Jeannie Auditions," where girls sing in a contest for music scholarships.

BLUEGRASS

252904
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound and silent; V-243 CA306; S.1239
Description
The film opens with scenes of a ragtag group of musicians playing the bluegrass classic "Stealin" at the Millers Landing Bluegrass Festival. There is an interview with The Sunshine State Bluegrass Boys and more bluegrass numbers follow. The film also includes silent scenes from the Ochlocknee Bluegr...

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smat...

JEANNIE

253274
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-37 BA094; S. 828
Description
This film begins with a skit by two school children, then tells about Stephen Foster's music by showing the dioramas at the Stephen Foster Memorial. Near the end of the film, there is an artist's rendering of the upcoming carillon bell tower and shrine. The film also mentions future music festivals ...

MIAMI BEACH: THE GREAT AMERICAN RESORT

253320
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-94 CA134; S. 828
Description
This film shows the fun in the sun to be had on Miami Beach. An early sequence shows various workers preparing for a busy day, washing windows and preparing food. Then, the fun begins with a fast-cut sequence edited to music (guitar and drums). Later, viewers see flora and fauna in a wildlife sequen...

GAMBLE ROGERS

253422
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:50; color; silent; V-188 BA251; S.1239
Description
Gamble Rogers plays a flattop acoustic guitar on a dock with cypress trees in the background. The location is unidentified. Unfortunately, the film is silent. Produced by WFSU-TV.

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