Holiday on Wheels

253236
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the <em>HMS Bounty</em> replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, an airboat ride, a glass-bottom boat, sponge diving, tarpon fishing, boating, scuba, skiing and hang gliding. Produced by Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate Inc.; sponsored by Trailer Life Publishing Co.
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

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.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

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.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

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. Charles Campbell (FDC Chairman) describes the genesis of the new plan. Dick Pope (founder of Cypress Gardens and Chairman of the Florida Fair Commission) describes the benefits of the new show and how it will be done. Tommy Bartlett (producer of the show) and Dick Rowe (creator of the show) describe the show. Burns then tells where funding for this will originate and answers questions.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

MISS AMERICA AT CYPRESS GARDENS

253327
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:38; b&w; sound; V-52 AA070; S. 828
Description
Miss America, Vonda Van Dyke, cavorts on skis for the press at Cypress Gardens. Shots of the attraction's camera boat reveal how the ski scenes were shot. Miss America has a pop-up camper as a mobile changing room. She is seen posing on skis, driving an outboard, on a surfboard in a boat wake, swimming, sailing, with four other women on a water toboggan, with a ventriloquist's dummy and with Dick Pope Jr. and Sr.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

CYPRESS GARDENS- 25 YEARS

252967
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:35; b&w; silent; V-78 CA168; S. 828
Description
This film has a mixture of scenes shot over 25 years (until the early 1960s) at Cypress Gardens. It starts with a short comedy sequence. Then, American Indians dance around a group of ski stars on land and a skier greets a group of American Indians on a beach. Dick Pope drives a golf ball global around the property and goes from shot to shot driving a 1957 Continental pulling a trailer with his golf cart in it. Pope poses with Victor Borge. There is a synchronized swimming sequence, a segment that shows clowns skiing and footage of children jumping rope. Viewers also see the parking lot, ski show shots, hula-hooping Hawaiians, Hawaiians learning to ski, beauty queens and conquistadors parading and posing, a skier and a model in a boat, and Dick Pope playing piano on a raft towed behind a boat as a skier performs to his music. Produced and sponsored by Cypress Gardens.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

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 Authority and members of FDC (listed but not seen). Mr. Campbell tells how the Florida Exhibit was turned from a liability into an asset with the inclusion of the Florida Citrus Water Ski Show sponsored by Cypress Gardens and the Citrus Commission. An oversized check for $206,917 is presented to repay a state loan that helped bail out the Florida Pavilion. Dick Pope, dressed as Santa, presents the check. Gov. Burns thanks everyone and describes how the World's Fair, Citrus Commission, Legislature, Florida's four major electric utilities, the Cabinet and Minute Maid Orange Juice all helped. Each Cabinet member comments.
Pope, Dick, 1900-1988

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