Scenes of the Everglades

232400
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
40:22; B&W; silent; N2009-2
Description
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 to illustrate the exotic environment found in the Everglades. Brinkley lived among the Seminoles in the Everglades for several months. He later used the film in a traveling show that included a live caged bear and himself...

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Seminoles of The Everglades

253438
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village w...
Video Details
20:00; sound; color; V-170 S. 828

Mullet Country

253339
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses a folk song as musical introduction and then shows mullet fisherman setting nets at night. It shows scenes around Florida and a sequence of Seminoles in the Everglades. The script says, "The mullet has a long and distinguished history." Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; 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...

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, S. 828

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...
Video Details
1948 / 6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 S. 828

The Orange: Fruit of Life

253364
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-64 BA104; S. 828
Description
This film chronicles the history of oranges, beginning with animation showing that, "Once upon a time... a miracle occurred and the first orange was born." Then, actors in Spanish costume eat oranges in the oldest-budded orange grove in America, near St. Augustine. Actors dressed as "Indians" jog th...

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

Hugh Downs for Florida

267768
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; B&W; sound; CA152; V-254
Description
This footage contains several clips of Hugh Downs promoting Florida on the Today Show. Downs opens with a reading of the day's temperatures in Florida, then discusses the wide variety of activities one can enjoy in the Sunshine State, including: fishing; boating; shuffleboard; skiing; rodeo; diving...
Type
Image

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

SOMETHING SPECIAL

253516
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:11; b&w; sound, V- 244 BA433; S. 828
Description
This film promotes Florida's tourist attractions and endorses National Airlines' non-stop air service to the Sunshine State. Footage includes beaches, Seminole Indians, tourist sites and fishing scenes. Produced by National Airlines and the Florida Development Commission.

FOLK DANCERS

253127
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 FLAA010; S. 1579; Media 1979-29
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Traditional Seminole Indian, Czechoslovakian, Greek, Polish and square dancing styles are featured in this short film. Produced by Robert Leahy St...

SEMINOLE INDIANS

253437
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
31:02; b&w; sound and silent; V-201 FLEA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-4
Description
This was filmed at the dedication ceremony for a Seminole Indian recreation center at Brighton Reservation. Howard Tiger is interviewed regarding the Seminole Cattle Raising program while American Indian children play a high-jump game in the background. A Native American dressed in traditional Semin...

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...

CAPE FLORIDA: THE TREASURE OF KEY BISCAYNE

252923
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-36 CA008; S. 828
Description
In this film, the Goodyear Blimp takes off for a look at Cape Florida. The history of the area is told in reenactments of aborigines, pirates, salvagers and Seminoles. A story of a murder and a survival story are told. Then, viewers see tourists frolicking on the beach. Produced by Tel-Air Interests...

FIESTA OF FIVE FLAGS

253018
Date
June 9-12, 1955
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:50; b&w; silent; V-89 BA014; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a shot of a souvenir program showing the name and dates of the event. There are shots of a crowd on a pier as a group of costumed men arrive on a sloop. Next are scenes of pageantry and more of an indoor pageant. The parade has a few Seminoles, Miss Tallahassee, Miss Lake Charl...

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smat...

THE UNCONQUERED

253588
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-90 CA118; S. 828
Description
This film shows contemporary American Indian life after a brief historical introduction. It shows a medicine man picking herbs and another man wrestling a gator in water. A powwow is held at Silver Springs and viewers see Ross Allen (herpetologist) and Will Rogers Jr. Produced by Silver Springs.

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253051
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:40; b&w; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musi...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253056
Date
21-May-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; b&w; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminol...

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival p...

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

252916
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It ...

GLASS BOTTOM BOATS AT SILVER SPRINGS

253151
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:50; color; sound; V-5 CA050; S. 828
Description
This film shows the features of Silver Springs. It includes "actors" who are supposed to be filming an old-time slapstick comedy with pie-in-the-face scenes. It shows the glass-bottom boats on the river, the view through the boat glass and scenes of underwater filming. A "symphony" tune is played du...

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

253223
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there...

NAPLES-GUARDIAN OF THE EVERGLADES

253345
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:08; color; sound; V-62 CA145; S. 828
Description
The introduction of this film shows good wildlife scenes in the Everglades and a Seminole poling a canoe. It shows Naples as an environmentally conscious town. Viewers see an attraction called Jungle Larry's African Safari and the Caribbean Gardens. The film also shows the Rookery Bay Wildlife Sanct...

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...

FRONTIER FLORIDA

253136
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:35; color; sound; V-38 DA017; S. 828
Description
This film shows the history of Florida seen through visits to historic sites, including Crystal River Historic Memorial (prehistoric mounds) and Cape Florida State Park. The story of Spanish campaigns is shown with panoramas, art and maps. Viewers see Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River, St. August...

TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

253569
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; silent; V-87 BA108; S. 828
Description
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story foll...

Florida Commercials

253042
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:45 each; b&w; silent; V-11 BA041; S. 828
Description
This is a group of 11 Florida commercials that show a wide variety of Florida fun in the sun. They include: fishing of all kinds; water skiing; golf, swimming; scuba; St. Augustine; Seminoles; Gamble Mansion; the Capitol; parrots; gator wrestling; jumping dolphins; Silver Springs; Cypress Gardens; p...

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