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, th...
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828

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 manufacturi...

Where the Big Bass Bite

253631
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with it...
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828

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...
Video Details
1960s / 1:02; B&W; sound AA486, V-234 S. 828

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 Commer...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-59 CA079; S. 828

Cape Coral

252922
Date
circa 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses sync-sound testimonials occasionally in describing the growth of Cape Coral. It tells how planned growth and strict zoning help to assure quality of life in spite of rapid growth. Viewers see businesses, schools and recreation. The film is a PR piece for GAC Properties. Produced by Mc...
Video Details
12:08; color; sound; V-21 BA063; S. 828

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 F...
Video Details
28:30; color; sound; DA021, S. 828

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 Stat...
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828

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 follow...
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828

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 (incl...
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828

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 B...
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-74 CA049; S. 828

Children Tumbling at FSU

252945
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes of tumbling children on the lawn on FSU campus. Most of the children are in grade school. Some of them are in costume. Instructors are also shown.
Video Details
10:10; b&w; silent; V-117 BA162; S. 1239

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, ...
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828

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 Commis...
Video Details
16:52; color; sound; CA317

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 sc...
Video Details
1950s / 3:00; B&W; sound; V-168 S. 828

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

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.

Florida State Prison: Home Movies, Part 2

253106
Date
1952
Collection
Video
Description
This film continues the tour of the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida featured in Part I. It includes footage of the women's ward (segregated in white and black wards) the sewing room, laundry facilities, electrical shop and the post office.
Video Details
12:00; color; silent V-232

Florida State Prison

253104
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has exterior shots of a Florida state prison with detail shots of guard towers, barbed-wire fences, the prison entrance and inmates playing volleyball. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
2:20; color; silent; V-239 AA415; S.1239

Boca Raton: In Harmony with the Environment

252908
Date
circa 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows Boca Raton's airport, condos, Community Appearance Board, hospital, churches, businesses (including IBM branch office), shopping, schools and universities, residential areas, golf, polo and boating. Produced by Apple Productions; sponsored by Arvida.
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-20 CA138; S. 828

Prison Interiors

253410
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film consists of numerous shots of prison corridors, cellblocks, solitary confinement wings and recreation areas. There are several frequent edits and poor lighting plagues many of the shots. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
3:40; color; silent; V-186 AA392; S.1239

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; Sa...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-15 CA111; S. 828

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...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828

Florida State Prison: Home Movies, Part 1

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231

Pensacola Panorama

253380
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the many attractions in Pensacola. There are scenes of the Blue Angels; the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, which was home to Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who was the United States' first live space traveler; the National Museum of Naval Aviation; the Fiesta of Five Flags; the Pe...
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-71 CA113; S. 828

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 groo...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828

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 Mia...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-24 CA034; S. 828

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 instruct...
Video Details
5:20; b&w; sound; V-13 AA033; S.828

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 Manag...
Video Details
15:43; color; sound; V-16 CA163; S. 828

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, allowi...

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