Sailfish City

253423
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is about fishing for sailfish off Fort Pierce. It shows how to use mullet for bait. There is lots of action as sailfish are caught. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission and Russell-Barton Film Co.
Video Details
12:25; b&w; sound; V-67 BA060; S. 828
fishing for sailfish off Fort

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
, fishing for sailfish, a cruise

GULFSTREAM CAPTAIN

253225
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:05; color; sound; V-77 DA037; S. 828
Description
This film starts with underwater footage of reef life, then shows sport fishing and the work of a boat captain. He fishes for bait and uses a depth recorder to find the right spot to fish. Viewers see underwater shots of amberjack hitting the bait. The film also shows fishing for sailfish and how to prepare mullet as bait. There is great underwater footage of the exhausted sailfish as it is brought to the boat and then released. Produced by Florida Film Studios Inc. (Leroy Crooks); sponsored by FDC.
for sailfish and how to prepare

A PARADISE OF SPORT

253376
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:23; b&w; sound; V-55 BA111; S. 828
Description
This film begins with duck and quail hunting on the St. Lucie River. Then it shows shell collecting on the beach, snook and tarpon catches in shallows, and tarpon fishing offshore. Schools of mullet and some large tarpon leap from the water as shark fins slice the water. Then the film shows fishing for sailfish in deeper waters. Produced by E.W. Dutton; sponsored by the Stuart Chamber of Commerce.
for sailfish in deeper waters

SAILFISH THRILLS

253424
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:20; color; sound; V-43 AA032; S. 828
Description
This film was shot by Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton off Stuart, Florida. It shows manta rays and a dolphin jumping over the fishing line. Mrs. Dutton struggles with a magnificent specimen on the line, but a shark apparently bit it off, leaving only the head, which Mr. Dutton displays. A pelican takes a cast and is released. A man-o-war bird steals a gull's meal. Next are shots of the fishing boats in great swells as a storm blows up, but they keep on fishing and the narrator waxes poetic about sport fishing. The film ends with a beautiful sunset. Some sections are missing. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.
SAILFISH THRILLS

FISHIN' FUN IN SARASOTA COUNTY

253025
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:25; color; sound; V-3 DA012; S. 828
Description
This film has good shots of the Sarasota city waterfront, bridges and Venice jetties. It shows surf fishing off Englewood, bass fishing on the Myakka River, wade fishing in the shallows of Lemon Bay and tarpon fishing in the Gulf. It also shows fishing for sailfish in the Gulf with a nice tail-walking sequence. Produced by Capt. Marty Foster at Florida Film Studios Inc., Sarasota.
shows fishing for sailfish

FISHING FOR FUN

253026
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:00; color; sound; V-89 CA224; S. 828
Description
This film is all about sport fishing. It starts out in Northern Michigan, then goes to a lake in New Jersey. Then, the action moves to Miami, showing fishing for sailfish in the Atlantic. Viewers also see bonefishing in the flats offshore and tarpon fishing in the mangroves along the Everglades. Some amazing leaps are seen. This is a good example of 1950s narration. The narrator exclaims to the people on camera, the fish and the audience with slang phrases, exhortations and clever comments.
for sailfish in the Atlantic

THE OTHER FLORIDA

253370
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-116 CA003; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, including residences, fishing, surfing, golfing and orange groves. The film also shows the county fair, a beard-growing contest, the local library, schools, churches, museums, the art gallery, recreation areas, a Catholic folk mass, St. Lucie Museum, sailfish and fresh water fish. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group.
Museum, sailfish and fresh

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach and car races at the speedway, a launch at Cape Canaveral, fishing for sailfish, Tampa Bay Hotel, the Gasparilla Festival, Sunshine Skyway, Ringling Art Museum, Asolo Theater, Miami and the Keys. It uses old photos throughout. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
Canaveral, fishing for sailfish

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