County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, the airport, the paper and wood industries, fishing, football, a boat race, Ravine Gardens State Park, Cross Florida Barge Canal and a rodeo. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Board of Commissioners of Putnam County.
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828
County , showing recreation

Florida's Water Wonderland

253124
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; b&w; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
Description
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturing industries. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
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Senator Beth Johnson

244389
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator Beth Johnson comments on a land acquisition amendment to the Florida Constitution designed to dedicate land for recreation and water conservation purposes. She emphasizes the need for foresight in environmental issues, especially where it concerns water conservation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1960s / 1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828
land for recreation

The Key to Good Living

253282
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about Gainesville, focusing on the University of Florida and how great it is to have it in town. Viewers see: public schools; recreation; cultural centers; local amenities; businesses; and utilities. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by the FDC and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828
schools; recreation; cultural

Beyond Disaster

232414
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of south Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires, and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the Flood Control District justifying measures taken and programs underway. Viewers see lab work, fieldwork, water hyacinth research, and the planting of mangrove seedlings by dropping them from a helicopter. The film tells how careful the Flood Control District is in what it does. It shows their computer system and how efficient it will be. Viewers also see cloud seeding by the federal government. Produced by Key Productions; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.
Video Details
28:30; color; sound; DA021, S. 828
Film begins with re-creation

Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross State Boat Cruise. Pedal steel guitars provide the film's background music.
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828
of wildlife and recreational scenes

Florida: First and Last Frontier

232447
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film presents a visual history of Florida, using costumed actors to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. It also uses LeMoyne drawings and archival photos. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. Other scenes show a launch at Cape Canaveral followed by a "sun and fun" sequence. The film ends with scenes of family camping and boating as credits roll. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by Bicentennial Commission of Florida.
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828
Recreation

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (including the city-owned harness racing track) are also shown. Viewers also see the Martin Aerospace plant and other space-oriented companies. The film shows senior citizens working, banks, newspapers, highway construction and the airport. Produced by Wurtele Film Productions; sponsored by Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828
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Tallahassee

253552
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This is a visual tour of Tallahassee with no narration. It shows city streets, the campuses of Florida State University and Florida A&M University, recreation, Wakulla Springs, Tallahassee Junior Museum, Old Public Library, St. Marks Lighthouse and various state office buildings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions of Tallahassee; sponsored by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828
true

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
true

Winged Foot Wonders

232444
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. The film features several styles of skiing, with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
16:52; color; sound; CA317
Recreation

Junior Sailing Regatta

246474
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is footage of a sailing regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Junior Yacht Club (under 18 years of age) is featured in this film. The film shows two boys in the St. Petersburg area on the beach enjoying horseshoe crabs, roasting oysters and boating in a cypress swamp. The film ends with scenes of river wildlife.
Video Details
1950s / 3:00; B&W; sound; V-168 S. 828
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Ski Champs in Action

232402
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; CA017, s.828
Recreation

Silversides the Tarpon

253506
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-43 BA008; S. 828
Description
This film shows tarpon fishing near Islamorada from a small outboard boat. The fish are magnificent. The editing is rough and the narration by the filmmaker is "home movie" style. It has wonderful photography, including a glimpse of a great white shark. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
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David of Sarasota

252972
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the complex of buildings in Sarasota that includes the Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Museum of the Circus and the Ringling Home. Viewers also see the Players Community Theater; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra; Sarasota Concert Band; local schools; Sarasota High School; Sailor Circus; Ringling Brothers Circus; Emmett Kelly; artists Ben Stahl, Thornton Outes and Sid Solomon; author John D. McDonald and historian Arnold Toynbee. The film also shows outdoor recreation. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828
recreation. Produced by Leroy

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining underway and the family hunts fossils in debris piles. An "unusual scenic attraction" is Sand Mountain, a phosphate debris pile. Next is a cattle farm, Florida Southern College, and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. Recreation includes skiing, boating and fishing. Produced by Sanborn Film Productions; sponsored by Polk County Chamber of Commerce.
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828
true

Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groovy things and groovy people," as well as dog racing, horse racing, and jai-alai. The film ends with scenes from the Everglades. Produced by Coronado Studios; sponsored by the Tourist Development Authority of Miami Beach.
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828
sports, and other recreation

Florida Fishcapade

232453
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a family in an inboard motorboat leaving a dock on the Homosassa River to go fishing, with the Florida Marine Patrol giving advice and checking safety gear. The family fishes, skies, picnics, goes to Marco Pass and sees college boys fishing. The film also includes footage of Miami; Cape Canaveral, where the family sees a missile tracking ship and a Polaris Submarine; shark fishing; and a diver at Marineland feeding fish. The film's sound is muddy. Produced by Mercury Productions; sponsored by Kiekhaefer Mercury.
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-24 CA034; S. 828
Recreation

Florida Sunnymoon

253119
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a young couple arrives at the Carillon Hotel in Miami for their honeymoon. They check in, stroll the beach; play miniature golf, shuffleboard and Ping-Pong; do some tanning; and jump in the pool. He has a scuba lesson in the pool and they both learn the "latest dances" from an instructor. They take in dinner and a floor show that includes flamenco and cancan. Produced by FDC.
Video Details
5:20; b&w; sound; V-13 AA033; S.828
Recreation

The Capitol: Florida's House of State

252924
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells the history of Florida's Capitol, using recreations, artwork, old photos and modern footage. It has an introduction by Secretary of State, Bruce Smathers. Produced by Barton of Jacksonville; sponsored by the Florida Department of State, Division of Archives, History and Records Management.
Video Details
15:43; color; sound; V-16 CA163; S. 828
, using recreations, artwork

All Us Kids Love Florida

252870
Date
7/23/1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:20; b&w; sound; V-92 BA191; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club, featuring the supervised children's activities available there. The kids play in the pool, have swimming lessons, play Ping-Pong and learn some dance steps. They participate in other activities, including a field trip to a Seminole Village, allowing their parents to enjoy themselves.
Recreation

When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good

232430
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Uses a lively jingle, stock footage of northern snow scenes, and quick cuts of everything you can find in Florida. This is the ultimate in packing every aspect of Florida into a single film. It begins with a sequence of old photos of famous visitors to Florida, then proceeds to take the genre to the limit. Produced by A&amp;R Films.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA016; V-80
Recreation

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 street scenes in St. Petersburg; Miami; Tin Can camping; Bayfront Park; fishing; Biscayne Bay; horse racing in Hialeah; flamingos; wildlife scenes; Seminoles in the Everglades (aerial of a village and children); sailboat races; and water skiing at night. The color is faded and the film is a little jumpy. Produced by Castle Films.
Video Details
1948 / 6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 S. 828
true

Suwannee Holiday

253547
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunken riverboats, including the <em>Senator Robert L. Ulee</em> and the <em>City of Hawkinsville</em>, as well as the <em>Richmond</em>, a sunken Confederate gunboat. Their trip ends at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, where they visit the museum and enjoy a ride on the <em>Belle of the Suwannee</em>, a small-scale riverboat for park visitors. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.</p>
Video Details
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7
true

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; S. 828
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Florida's East Coast Holiday

232448
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral, commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. The film also contains footage of parrots and flamingos at Parrot Jungle, the Miami Seaquarium, the Miami Serpentarium and William Haast milking a cobra. Also shown is footage of a large grouper; Whitehall, Henry Flagler's home; and the Florida Keys. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines.
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; S. 828
Recreation

Snowman’s Holiday

253512
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman visit Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, watch alligator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, the Torch of Friendship, and Parrot Jungle. They go to Hialeah for horse races, dog races, and jai-alai. They also see Bob Hope, Robert Goulet and Ed Sullivan on a golf course, watch football at the Orange Bowl, and attend a powerboat race. At the end of the film, the snow people have melted on the beach. Produced by Miami Metro News Bureau.
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-65 CA081; S. 828
Recreation

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, horses, commercial growing, churches, shopping and Flagler Museum. There are shots of a dune buggy at the beginning and end. The film also shows Lion Country Safari, Norton Gallery of Art and an airboat. Produced by Prout Film Productions; sponsored by the Palm Beach County Development Board.
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828
true

GOLD HEAD BRANCH STATE PARK

253154
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:42; color; silent; V-238 S. 1825 Box 1, #1
Description
This film has excellent color footage of the facilities and recreational areas at Goldhead Branch State Park. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
of the facilities and recreational areas

TOMOKA STATE PARK

253572
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #4
Description
This film discusses the history of Tomoka State Park and the surrounding area. There is a tour of the park's facilities and recreational areas. The film has great color quality. There are plenty of wildlife and nature scenes. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.
and recreational areas. The film has

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