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 ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828

Porpoises Train for World's Fair

267716
Collection
Video
Description
This films shows the capture of porpoises by "scientist-fishermen" for the purpose of studying and training. Animal trainers are shown training porpoises to do tricks for the Florida Exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Viewers are encouraged to go see the porpoise show, produced by, "the fabulous...
Video Details
03:20; B&W; sound; AA176; V-251
Type
Image

TED MACK SHOW IN FLORIDA

253303
Date
2-Jan-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:28; b&w; silent, V-234 AA530; S. 828
Description
In this film, Al Fisher, a talent scout for the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, auditions the porpoises at Marineland. Fisher interviews the animals in their native environment-underwater. Splash, the musical porpoise, performs a special number for the cameras. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

ST. AUGUSTINE AND MARINELAND VISITS

253427
Date
1947
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:00; color; silent; V-177 H-5
Description
This home film begins with a short segment showing African-American men and women putting up shade cloth for a tobacco field. It then switches to Fort San Marcos and St. Augustine. It shows attractions such as the Fountain of Youth, the Oldest House and the burial grounds of the Timucuan Indians. It...

THE PINK PORPOISE

253385
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:05; color; sound; V-114 DA006; S. 828
Description
This film chronicles an expedition to Peru to capture animals for Marineland. It shows the method of capture, transport to the United States and arrival in the new home. It features interesting animals.

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.

PORPOISE

253390
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:30; color; silent; V-204 P99-10 (Reel 12)
Description
In this film, a Florida Conservation Officer tries to coax a dolphin into eating a fish from his hand. Next, two men look over maps and consult a book titled "The Ecology of Boca Ciega Bay: With Special Reference to Dredging and Filling Operations."

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...

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....

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