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

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

Civil Disturbance

252951
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows footage of riots that occurred in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach on July 30, 1967. The riots stemmed from an altercation between two African-American men and local police attempting to make an arrest at the Blue Heron Bar. The police eventually arrested 45 in connection with the f...
Video Details
4:42; color; silent; V-124 AA127; 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...

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

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...

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

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

WEST OF THE SUN

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

PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL

253374
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-113 BA114; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a procession and church ceremony dedicated to the arts. Ballet rehearsals are shown, followed by the young dancers cavorting outside on the lawn. Finally, two dancers perform on-stage at the Palm Beach Playhouse. Produced by FDC.

UNLOADING OYSTERS

253591
Date
16-Aug-60
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:43; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 4)
Description
This is home movie footage of young men shoveling oysters from a small boat into a wheel barrel. An older man stands on the dock and uses oyster tongs to scoop oysters out of the water. Two men haul lobster cages into a small boat off Palm Beach. The Breakers Hotel can be seen in the background.

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...

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