Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narr...
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; S. 828

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

252984
Date
ca. 1947
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:00; color; silent; V-177 H-10
Description
This is a home movie showing the Democratic National Convention in New York, including shots of the Empire State Building and Times Square. It shows WJZ-TV filming and convention hall shots. The interior shots are dark. Viewers see people touring the city and the Camel cigarette sign with a man blow...

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 fo...

FLORIDA SHOWCASE: NEW YORK!

253093
Date
Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:58; b&w; silent and sound; V-226 DA119; S.828
Description
This film spotlights the Florida Showcase information center in downtown New York City. It has lots of silent shots of the Big Apple. It shows New Yorkers getting travel and industry information on Florida. There are also short interviews with agents who work at the center and some of their patrons....

EDDIE BRACKEN AT FLORIDA PAVILION

252913
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:10; b&w; sound; V-101 AA109; S. 828
Description
Comedian Eddie Bracken enjoys the show at the Florida Pavilion in the New York World's Fair.

JOHNNY CARSON AT THE FLORIDA PAVILION

252931
Date
29-May-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:28; b&w; silent, V-234 AA490; S. 828
Description
Comedian Johnny Carson plays ball and scuba dives with the porpoises while touring the Florida Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

FLORIDA AT THE FAIR

253036
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-4 BA006; S. 828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant introduces and narrates this film. It shows Florida's pavilion at the New York World's Fair, along with the acts and activities available there. Produced by FDC.

DEKLE HOME MOVIE

252982
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:35; color; silent; V-174
Description
This home movie has scenes of both Florida and New York. It begins with New York in 1944, showing a cigarette billboard displaying the face of a member of the armed forces with smoke coming out of his mouth. Todd Dekle is standing on a busy street. The film then moves to the Miami Fire Department, w...

FLORIDA AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

253037
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:32; b&w; sound; V-226 DA118; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope footage of WTVJ-TV's "FYI" program filmed on location at the New York World's Fair Florida Pavilion construction site. According to the script, the pavilion will feature "pretty girls, orange juice, jumping porpoises and all the other wonderful things that represent Florida." There...

FLORIDA CITRUS WATER SKI SHOW

253041
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:58; color; sound; V-30 AA067; S. 828
Description
Dick Pope appears briefly in this film showing the water ski show at the New York World's Fair. The skiers do tricks, ski barefoot and clown around. Boats jump a ramp in an oval shaped tank. The skiers were sponsored by the Florida Citrus Commission.

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253180
Date
17-Jul-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; b&w; sound, V-235 BA344; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on attendance statistics for Florida Pavilion visitors at the World's Fair, civil unrest and racial tensions in St. Augustine, and his prediction for the 1964 national elections. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

NUMBER ONE AT THE FAIR

253354
Date
30-Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-76 CA071; S.828
Description
This is an excellent print of the Florida Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. Gov. Haydon Burns, Dick Pope (founder of Cypress Gardens), and Charles Campbell (Chairman of FDC) are there for the festivities, which include a ski show. Produced by FDC.

GOV. HAYDON BURNS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORLD'S FAIR

253188
Date
4-Feb-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:50; b&w; sound; V-111 DA036; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns announces the addition of an 8,000 seat, $20 million amphitheater to the Florida exhibit at the New York World's Fair. The amphitheater will be used to feature the water ski show and all aspects of Florida. Admission to the exhibit will be free to make up for poor attendance in 1964. Char...

HOWELL FAMILY FILM

253258
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:54: b&w; silent; V-176
Description
George Blaine Howell and Mary Trice Clewis were married in Tampa in 1922. They had three children. This home movie begins at the Howell Cottage with Mrs. Anne Blaine Howell, Lucy Morgan Howell Mackey and the twins. The twins are playing in the ocean. Next are scenes at the Howell estate in Ithaca, N...

SUNSHINE HIGHLIGHTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR

253540
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:40; b&w; sound; V-109 AA034; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of the New York World's Fair grounds. It shows water skiers skiing from St. Petersburg to the fair. A model in a bathing suit visits the Alaska pavilion. Hawaiians are served orange juice at the Florida Pavilion and leave in an outrigger canoe. Viewers see flamingoes and gators....

GOV. HAYDON BURNS CABINET MEETING; RE: WORLD'S FAIR SKI SHOW SUCCESS

253187
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:55; b&w; sound; V-70 DA039; S. 828
Description
This Cabinet meeting with Gov. Burns includes mention of supplemental federal disaster relief to Florida of $1 million for hurricane damage. Charles Campbell (chairman of the FDC and the Executive Committee of New York World's Fair Authority) is introduced, as well as the rest of the World's Fair Au...

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

253647
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-106 CA015; S. 828
Description
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boa...

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