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 Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. President Richard Nixon is among those in attendance. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
9:55; color; sound; V-206 RW#17
-wedding dinner party, arriving

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 of Democratic presidents who helped Florida. He also describes the qualities that make Florida great. Senator Holland speaks very briefly; then Senator Smathers thanks everyone. Next, President Kennedy speaks. He says that Smathers is his "most valuable counselor," then lists funny examples of wrong advice given to him by Smathers. He then talks about how Smathers raised the alarm about Latin American policy, says that space work is the way of the future for the United States and Florida, and salutes the state of Florida. Bryant presents a floral arrangement to Kennedy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
for the National Democratic Party

Gov. Sidney J. Catts Inauguration

232427
Date
1917
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:20; B&W; silent; AA160
Description
Starts with scenes of the Capitol and swearing in. Governor Trammel presents the State Seal to Governor Catts. Catts gives a speech. Film was made without sound and uses title cards to describe the scenes. The swearing in was performed by Hon. Jefferson Browne, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Includes scenes of Governor Catts and family, and the governor with his staff.
Prohibition Party

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 jocular remarks about the poor quality of Senator Smathers' political advice. Afterward, he quickly focuses on the Space Program and the positive impact it will have on Florida's educational institutions, technological industries, and economy. He mentions the Alliance for Progress program and commends Senator Smathers for his intuitive concern for Latin America in the 1950s. The majority of Kennedy's speech is dedicated to America's role as guardian of freedom and democracy. The film ends with several silent clips of fundraiser attendees and the guests of honor.
Party

Presidential Campaigning

253396
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:05; color; sound; V-168 S. 1239
Description
This is a compilation of film clips involving presidential candidates. The Republicans shown in the film are Richard Nixon, Paul McClowsky and John Ashbrook. The Democrats shown are: Shirley Chisholm; Bruce Harkey; Hubert Humphrey; Henry Jackson; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsay; Eugene McCarthy; George McGovern; Wilbur Mills; Edmund Muskie; George Wallace; and Sam Yorty. Some of the clips are silent. Shirley Chisholm talks about being an African-American female presidential candidate. She declares herself as the only "unbought and unbossed" candidate in the race.
Party

Hotel Beach Party

253257
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-124 BA007; S. 828
Description
Katherine Spaak, Kevin McCarthy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Henny Youngman, Richard Conte, Merle Oberon, columnist Virginia Graham, producer Wendel Mays, author Arthur Hailey, director Richard Kline and costume designer Edith Head all attend the press premiere of the film "Hotel." Everyone meets the reporters and photographers, eats and has a good time. A helicopter films from above. The location is Hotel Row, Miami Beach. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC in cooperation with Warner Bros.
true

Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

232413
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist Party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17
and that the American Communist Party, part

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, processing and canning, point-of purchase and serving at home. Some young people have a cookout with mullet and we see it served at a cocktail party in a restaurant.
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; S. 828
at a cocktail party in a

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 a free meal, and flies around to see aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf, and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. This film was produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828
, and fishing party boats. The alien

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. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
Video Details
30:00; b&w; Sound; V-139 S. 828
Party

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens State Park (now Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park). Viewers see Rainbow Springs' "submarine boats" and Weeki Wachee. At Tarpon Springs, a diver puts on a suit and jumps in. Also shown are Tampa Bay hotels, fishing party boats, tarpon fishing, horse and dog races, jai-alai, baseball spring training, golf, boating and skiing. The film also shows Cypress Gardens, Busch Gardens, Sarasota's Horn's Cars of Yesterday and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Viewers see the Ringling Brothers Circus in Venice, the Edison Home in Fort Myers and the Caribbean Gardens in Naples. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines and FDC.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828
true

Large Combo Reel

267783
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:59; color; silent; V-255
Description
This silent film consists of a variety of home movies. Scenes include parades featuring floats from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce and Silver Springs, Shriner clowns with the Shriner clown car and an African-American marching band with majorettes. There are a number of family related scenes, including: a family posing for a photo; a family birthday party with a western style "gunslinger;" families picking peaches; children doing the Hokey Pokey; a family picnic; a little boy riding a goat pulled cart; boating and fishing; children with a pony and pony cart; beach scenes; Cypress Gardens; children dancing, and swimming and water play. Many of the scenes appear to feature the same family.
Type
Image
party with a western style

JIM SMITH

253510
Date
1987
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:42; color; sound; V-156 P93-013
Description
After the election of Bob Martinez as governor, Jim Smith discusses his recent switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. Videotaped by Bradley White.
the Democratic Party to the Republican

HOME MOVIE

253249
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:33; color; silent; V-150 M83-022
Description
This film shows the Clemons and Stoutamire family in Tallahassee, including May Party festivities, a family gathering, a military man in uniform and more scenes of the May Party.
in Tallahassee, including May Party

LISA'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

253299
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 P99-10 (Reel 7)
Description
This is home movie footage of a young girl's fourth birthday party. Kids eat ice cream and cake. Two young boys with toy guns menace the girls and their mothers. This movie has a great nostalgic feel.
's fourth birthday party. Kids

"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

253013
Date
8-Nov-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:25; b&w; sound; V-215 EA038; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, where he fields questions posed by journalists William S. White, Russell Jones, William H. Lawrence and program host Stewart Novins. Sen. Smathers provides unscripted responses to inquiries regarding his prediction for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1960, the chances that he will run for president or vice president, the likelihood that the South will abandon the Democratic Party, Latin American issues, his assessment of Fidel Castro and integration issues. Produced by CBS.
abandon the Democratic Party

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT INAUGURATION

253171
Date
3-Jan-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
45:45; color; sound; V-85 EA015; S. 828
Description
This film starts with scenes of a gala party for Bryant on the day before inauguration. Next are scenes of a pre-inauguration breakfast at FSU gym. Gov. Collins and Gov. Bryant make the traditional limousine ride from the Governor's mansion to the Capitol for the ceremony. The film shows the press corps and CBS TV cameras (WTVT) set up for the show. The events include a prayer, introduction of the Governors' wives, the oath of office, handing over of the State Seal, Gov. Bryant's address, the reception line and the inaugural ball.
with scenes of a gala party

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253452
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:34; b&w; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the resurgence of hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party, which Smathers blames on the civil rights movement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
and the American Nazi Party, which

HOME MOVIE (loaned by Mrs. J.D. Smith)

253252
Date
1950s and 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:00; color; silent; V-149
Description
This is a mixture of several 8mm home movies done in the Tallahassee area, with subject matter including the May Party, the FSU campus area, and a mother and child outside a residence. There are some great scenes from the 1958 snow in Tallahassee, showing the old post office and other downtown scenes.
matter including the May Party

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.
, hosted by FDC. They party

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins College, motels, restaurants, a shell museum and events on campus. The location is Winter Park. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions.
, downtown, a garden party and a

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965

253334
Date
Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
Description
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe" Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Jack Linkletter Jr. and Pat Boone handle on-stage chores. Miss Thailand wins.
a press party. There is a

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - J. EDGAR HOOVER INTERVIEW

253467
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover on crime. Hoover comments on juvenile crime and recommends several measures to stop it. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by force and violence. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-180 AA277; M89-17
and that the American Communist party, part

VOTING IN LEON COUNTY

253602
Date
25-Aug-76
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:25; color; sound, V-237 BA372; S.1239
Description
Leon County Elections Supervisor Wilma Sullivan, comments on the voter registration process, voter records management and the transition to computer-based tracking methods in 1968. There is additional footage of voting machines, security measures, explanation of the absentee ballot voting methods and rules for participating in party primaries. Produced by WFSU-TV.
in party primaries. Produced

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

253397
Date
1952 and 1956
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a speech at the Tampa Stadium in 1952. He is seen shaking hands and riding in a convertible. The film continues with Adlai Stevenson in downtown Tampa, shaking hands and later talking to George Smathers. The 1956 segment shows Estes Kefauver. He and Stevenson meet and shake hands.
Video Details
5:50; color; silent; V-178 H-32
Party

PRESIDENT JOHNSON AT PRESIDENTIAL DINNER

253393
Date
6-Mar-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:00; b&w; sound; V-69 DA035; S. 828
Description
This film was shot in Miami. Kate Smith is heard singing "God Bless America " and Ed Sullivan is seen briefly. Gov. Bryant introduces Sen. Spessard Holland, then introduces President Johnson. He tells several humorous anecdotes and praises Florida congressmen. He describes the Democratic Party's role in preserving American goals. He states his pledge to protect "the full constitutional rights of every American." He says that the federal deficit has been cut by 50 percent and taxes cut by $11.5 billion due to Sen. Smathers' efforts. He declares a "war on poverty." He says that the United States has the military might for defense of liberty. He mentions the start of the Cross Florida Barge Canal and the bombing of the Florida East Coast Railway that same day, saying that the FBI is on the case to find the culprits behind the bombing.
the Democratic Party's role

CORAL GABLES: THE FLAPPER AT 40

252962
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA147; S. 828
Description
This film was made in celebration of Coral Gables' 40th birthday. It shows Merrick Manor (with a coral gable), the residence of the Rev. Solomon Merrick, the first person to build in the area. The film shows many examples of architecture, landscaping and waterways. People wear 1920s costumes to a golf course and a party. Viewers see University of Miami buildings, shopping areas, commercial buildings, Matheson Hammock Park, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, War Memorial Youth Center, schools and residences. The film is taken from excerpts of an hour-long television program by WCKT-News, Miami.
party. Viewers see University

GOV. CLAUDE KIRK INTERVIEW

253207
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; b&w; sound; V-46 AA101; S. 1239
Description
This is an interview with Gov. Kirk concerning his status as a Republican governor in a predominantly Democratic state. He mentions that he has started a war on crime and that President Johnson wants to study it. Kirk also tells why he vetoed a Head Start Program, saying that this move resulted in a better-run program later. He also explains that political appointments are made on the basis of "who gets the job done," regardless of party affiliation. He denies that Republican strength in the South is due to racial backlash.
done," regardless of party

PRESIDENT CARTER IN TALLAHASSEE

253392
Date
9-Oct-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:27; color; silent and sound; V-210 DA082; S.1239
Description
This is a poorly edited film of President Jimmy Carter speaking to a gathering of Florida Democrats at the North Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahassee. Gov. Bob Graham, Reubin Askew, Sen. Claude Pepper and other Florida politicians are also present. The President's speech has several portions removed from it. The film contains additional footage of function attendees and performers prior to the President's arrival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Democratic Party

FLORIDA GOVERNORS WITH PROMINENT POLITICAL FIGURES

253061
Date
1960s and 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; silent and sound; V-208 BA318; S.1239
Description
This film includes still shots of Gov. Claude Kirk with his wife Erika giving speeches and talking with Gov. LeRoy Collins (silent). Gov. Reubin Askew introduces US Sen. Edmund Muskie, who has been invited to attend a Florida Cabinet session. He compares Florida's unique Cabinet system to the executive Cabinet system of Maine. He praises the new progressive Democratic leadership of the south (sound). Farris Bryant introduces first lady Ladybird Johnson, who speaks at Florida State University's Ruby Diamond auditorium. She comments on her "whistle-stop" tour of the south, education issues and Florida's role in the space program. There is additional footage including Luci Baines Johnson, who is pictured wearing an Indian headdress. Sen. Claude Pepper and Sen. George Smathers are also present. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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