Museum a Circus Built

253341
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Italian Renaissance residence and museum in Sarasota , which were created by John and Mable Ringling. It shows many paintings and sculptures, as well as the restoration studio. Painting conservation is shown being done in full sunshine. See AA074, "Museum... Excerpt". Produced by...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-94 BA005; S. 828
(Sarasota, Fla.)

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
(Sarasota, Fla.)

Japanese Governors Visit Florida

253273
Date
18-May-64
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Gov. and First Lady Bryant greet 10 Japanese governors and their wives as they arrive at Tallahassee Municipal Airport. There is a large welcome ceremony at the Governor's Mansion. Later, the governors tour the Capitol, Supreme Court and Tallahassee Junior Museum. They are also seen vi...
Video Details
12:52; b&w; silent, V-235 BA343; S. 828
(Sarasota, Fla.)

Florida Cinderella

232426
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Miss Florida Pageant begins in Sarasota with the girls checking into a motel on Lido Beach. They get a room, roommate, a number, and a chaperone; then they get into bathing suits. They cavort and mug for the cameras, frolic in the surf, and practice for the big night. They pose, frolic some more...
Video Details
12:45; B&W; sound; BA120
Sarasota (Fla.)

Filming Cecil Demille's "Greatest Show on Earth"

245873
Date
1952
Collection
Video
Description
This is a home movie of the filming of Cecil DeMille's "Greatest Show on Earth" in Sarasota. There is a parade through town with Paramount camera crews and large crowds of spectators. There is footage of Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame and Dorothy Lamour.
Video Details
(1952/8:43; color; silent; V-179 H-49)
Sarasota (Fla.)

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828
Sarasota (Fla.)

Sarasota Army Airfield Training Footage and Home Movies

295839
Date
1944
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:22; B&W; silent; V-256; BA439
Description
Leased to the Army Air Corps in early 1942, the newly constructed Sarasota Bradenton Airport became the Sarasota Army Airfield during World War II. Initially a 620-acre facility, the Army added 250 acres to the site in the course of its use. The 97th Bombardment Group transferred in March 1942 from ...
Sarasota (Fla.)

CARS OF YESTERDAY

252930
Date
Aug-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:28; color; silent; V-91 BA039; S. 828
Description
This film is outtakes from Horn's Cars of Yesterday in Sarasota, including interiors and exteriors.
(Sarasota, Fla.)

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

252978
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:32; b&w; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.
(Sarasota, Fla.)

SKI SKILL

253509
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-124 BA100; S. 828
Description
This is a film about water ski tricks, including preparation, special equipment and execution. Boats are plywood with twin Johnson Seahorse outboards. The film ends with a performance at Sunshine Springs and Gardens in Sarasota. Produced by Seahorse Productions; sponsored by Johnson Motors.
and Gardens (Sarasota, Fla.)

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FLORIDA

253645
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; b&w; sound; V-214 CA318; S. 828
Description
This is a film by Eastern Airlines promoting the sites and scenery of Florida. Many Florida tourist spots are featured, including St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Silver Springs, the Ringling Museum, Circus Hall of Fame, Seminole Indians and alligator wrestling. Presented by Eastern Airlines, produced...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

CIRCUS HALL OF FAME

252946
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; b&w; sound; V-10 BA088; S. 828
Description
This film shows circus mementos and performances from this now defunct attraction. A blonde woman in a dual role appears as "Mom" with a "typical" family and as a performer with trained ponies. Viewers see clowns, trained lions and a trapeze act. There is calliope music throughout. Produced by Guide...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

GUIDED TOURS OUTTAKES

253224
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:00; color; silent; V-108 CA189; S. 828
Description
This film has outtakes from several Guided Tours productions and includes shots of Silver Springs, the Circus Hall of Fame and a wax museum. Some footage at Silver Springs is underwater and is slightly underexposed. The best underwater shots are a "love scene." This is all Kodachrome. Produced by Gu...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

WATER SKI FUN!

253615
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-118 CA160; S. 828
Description
Television personality Tommy Bartlett introduces this film about water skiing. The action takes place at Sunshine Springs and Gardens where there is a ski show including a clown on a chair on a disc. Viewers also see speedboats that jump a ramp and end their performance by running up on land. A fami...
and Gardens (Sarasota, Fla.)

MISS AMERICA CONTESTANTS IN FLORIDA

253331
Date
29-Aug-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45;b&w; silent, V-234 AA494; S.828
Description
Miss America contestants pay a surprise visit to Sarasota, Florida, where they tour the Ringling Museum and pose with exotic birds at Jungle Gardens . Miss Florida presents contestants Ann Verner, Miss District of Columbia; Evelyn Ellis, Miss South Carolina; Beverly Smith, Miss Maryland; Georgia Mal...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

VACATION

253595
Date
Mar-47
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; silent; V-177 H-11
Description
This film shows a trip to Sarasota and the Ringling Circus. It shows a manatee in a small pool of water, elephants, horses, hippopotami and monkeys. It then moves on to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and nurseries.
Sarasota (Fla.)

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 an...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

MAGIC OF MANATEE

253308
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Conquistadors come ashore in a reenactment of De Soto's alleged landing in Manatee County. Through "film magic," a crewman is transported through time to the present to see what the area is now like. A woman shows the crewman the area by cruising around in a Corvette convertible, seeing Bradenton, P...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-58 CA170; S. 828
Sarasota (Fla.)

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-walki...
Sarasota (Fla.)

FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

253034
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:25; color; sound; V-102 BA145; S. 828
Description
This film shows the wildlife that abounds at Silver Springs, skiers at Cypress Gardens, Rainbow Springs, Homosassa Springs and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. This is a chopped-up print that was reassembled. The Homosassa sequence has a model dressed as an "Indian" who feeds the alligators fish and mar...
Sarasota (Fla.)

FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: WESTERN DISTRICT

253103
Date
20-Sep-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:15; color; sound; V-242 S. 1825 Box 4, #7
Description
This film offers a full overview of the adventures that await visitors to Florida's state parks. The film contains scenes from Suwanee River State Park, Fort Pickens, The Florida Constitution Historical Memorial, Torreya State Park, Bahia Honda, Gold Head Branch State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

HUCK FINN'S BIG DREAM

253259
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-117 CA116; S. 828
Description
A young boy dreams about a visit to FloridaLand. He gets into a gunfight in the "Old West Town," plays engineer on the tour train, becomes an American Indian and meets a stereotypical "chief" who dances on broken glass. He swims with a dolphin that later performs tricks such as jumping through a fla...
Sarasota (Fla.)

T MINUS 15 AND COUNTING

253567
Date
Mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-74 CA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows Florida schools, including elementary schools, high schools and colleges. It describes new techniques, special help for Cuban refugees, Seminoles and the disabled. The film features marine biology, computers, electronics, educational television, physical education and the Sarasota Hi...
Sarasota (Fla.)

FLORIDA STATE PARKS INVITE YOU: SOUTHERN DISTRICT

253102
Date
8-Aug-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:30; color; sound, V-238 S. 1825 Box 4, #5
Description
This film opens with comments from Gov. Farris Bryant. The film's story line follows a newspaper man on his travels to various state parks while working up a story on the same. He visits Hugh Taylor State Park, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Koreshan State Park, Estero Bay, Mound Key, Bahia Honda St...
(Sarasota, Fla.)

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