Buccaneer Conquest

252919
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appears in the film and an amphibious tank escorts the ship into the harbor. A high-wire artist walks between the ship's masts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828
true

The Miracle of Flowers

253324
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with beautiful time-lapse photography of flowers blooming. It shows the entire process in Florida, including planting and arrangements in homes, offices and weddings. Viewers see cutting, grading, packaging and shipping, as well as the preparation of plastic-covered greenhouses. The film shows the Flower Association functioning at its Bradenton headquarters and research lab. There are scenes of flowers in everyday life. The film tells viewers that, "Flowers on the dinner table help adults relax and little folks eat better." It also describes flowers as, "always helping, never hurting, always good, never evil." The film ends by stating that, "Flowers are a gift from God, an expression of his love for us." The film shows farm equipment, farm laborers, a DC-3 airplane and refrigerated flower trucks. Produced by John L. Douglas and Associates (Bradenton); sponsored by the Florida Flower Growers Association.
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; S. 828
, grading, packaging, shipping

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
a missile tracking ship

Riverboats

253421
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>A retired riverboat pilot sits on his front porch and talks about the old riverboat days, including his experience on the <em>City Eufaula</em>, the <em>Callahan</em> and the <em>Chipola</em>.&nbsp;He describes the different parts of a riverboat using a large replica of the <em>City Eufuala</em>. He also mentions the <em>Mary</em>, a boat that he operated with his father and brothers on the Apalachicola River. Produced by WFSU-TV.</p>
Video Details
11:01; color; sound, V-243 BA370; S.1239
Shipping

A New Day Dawning For the Tomato Industry

253351
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a "silent film" sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers even see the living area provided for the workers. Packing is shown, including cleaning, grading, sizing, and boxing. Ethylene gas is supplied to ripen tomatoes before shipping. Produced by Patterson Studios; sponsored by Naples Tomato Growers Inc.
Video Details
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828
before shipping. Produced

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airports, trains, ports and highways are shown. It also shows colleges and research, including nuclear reactors. There are more manufacturing scenes, including scenes of FDC meeting and consulting. The film describes Florida's tax structure and then gives a recap. Produced by Raycam Productions; sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828
Shipping

Luna Plantation

243140
Date
ca. 1940s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the Luna Plantation in Leon County. This footage is composed of four combined short films. There are scenes showing: quail hunting; people on the plantation steps; a woman taking photographs; plowing with a sit-down plow; two children playing with a wagon/stroller apparatus; a picnic in the woods; people aboard a ship; playing tennis; boating; and an African-American man poling a boat.
Video Details
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08
; people aboard a ship; playing

Floridians Travel to Europe, 1920s

322152
Date
1920s
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie footage captures scenes of European travel in the 1920s. It opens on the deck of a cruise ship, and includes footage of the various leisure activities (shuffleboard, skeet shooting, and smoking) happening aboard. The film then transitions into daily life in 1920s Oxford, England, and includes shots of students congregating on the campus of All Souls College. Various street scenes of 1920s London are also recorded, including footage of a lively cricket match, Big Ben clock tower, as well as Reading, Henley, High Wycombe, Faringdon, and Witney street signs. Additional travel scenes include areas around Zurich Switzerland and Munich Germany with footage of the Glockenspiel clock tower.
Video Details
14:15; B&W; Silent
true

Earl LeRoy Saffer Miami Beach Home Movies

295838
Date
1926
Collection
Video
Description
Earl LeRoy Saffer was an entrepreneur and amateur pilot who, according to his granddaughter, "lived high" during the 1920s. In 1932, Saffer and his family moved from Miami to New York. The family narrowly escaped the 1926 hurricane, running from one building to another just before the first building crumbled. Saffer’s home movies show a happy time in the family’s life, with ocean cruises, golf outings, beach excursions and trips to bathing casinos. Often, the women strike "still" poses in the movies, when according to his granddaughter, Mr. Saffer would yell, "It's a movie – move!" Throughout the film, the family dresses up and wears various costumes. Footage of Pier 5 in Miami shows fishing boats at the dock, a masted ship and a large private yacht. The camera also pans across the Miami skyline. Women and men play golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, formerly Bayshore. The footage includes an airship hanger along with the Goodyear blimp Defender landing and taking off again. The family spends time at what appears to be the Venetian pool in Coral Gables and then strikes poses and plays leap frog on the beach. The footage shows a Curtiss Wright airplane at the airport as well as aerial views of the Breakers Hotel and Miami Beach. Of particular interest are shots of Curtiss Wright aircraft mechanics working on the plane and shots of the Eastern Transport Inc. sign on a building. The S.S. Seminole of the Clyde Mallory Line docks with the help of tugboats, and later the family swims at the Roman pools. Scenes include diving and swimming competitions and a group parading around at Miami's Spanish Village. Additional scenes include a sunrise Easter service on the beach and canoe “jousting” at the Deauville Casino. Footage shows a man wrestling with a chained bear, and the film ends with bears going down a slide and swimming in the ocean.
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438
true

Wakulla Springs & WWII Troop Maneuvers

232383
Date
1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:39; color; silent; V-158 WV-4
Description
In this film, Army troops practice swamp slogging through cypress swamp, make a human chain across the river, crawl on their bellies, and use weeds and Spanish moss for camouflage. The film shows troops firing machine guns, sniping from trees and swimming assault across the river. There are smoke screens and explosions on the water as the troops hit the shore. There are more shots of the machine gun team on shore, followed by scenes of the troops swimming with bamboo poles as floats. Troops with guns and helmets practice ducking under on cue as they swim across the river. They float gear across using tent canvas and poles for rafts. An amphibious vehicle tows troops in the water. Soldiers jump from a tower, swim through flames on the water, set off smoke bombs and swim through more flames. Next, they practice jumping from the deck of a rusty derelict ship (possibly at Carrabelle). The action then moves back to Wakulla for soldiers posing in camouflage uniforms and more wading across the river.
derelict ship (possibly

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
ship and Miami hotels

Governor Kirk on Florida's Food Workshop

267732
Collection
Video
Video Details
06:01; color; sound; BA136; V-251
Description
In this film, Governor Claude Kirk promotes the Florida Food Workshops to the hospitality and food service industries. He talks about the importance of using Florida food products, and emphasizes three reasons for doing so: 1. It is good for business, as it is more affordable and saves on shipping costs; 2. It is the fresher option, and 3. It is good for Florida's image.
on shipping costs; 2

PLEASANT PORT EVERGLADES

253386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-49 CA107; S. 828
Description
This film tells all about Port Everglades. It shows the types of shipping, dock facilities, warehouse and storage areas available at the port. Ships included are cruise liners, US Navy ships, a three-masted tall ship and the first commercial nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah ). Viewers also see an emergency "scramble" to put out a trash fire and demonstrate their efficiency. Produced by Fletcher Smith Studios of Fort Lauderdale; sponsored by the Port Authority.
. It shows the types of shipping

CANBERRA

252921
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:27; b&w; silent; V-118 AA209; S. 828
Description
This film shows the cruise ship Canberra docking at Port Everglades.
the cruise ship Canberra docking

PORT EVERGLADES

253391
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Description
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.
of cargo and cruise ships

HOME MOVIE

253242
Date
1929
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:42; color; silent; V-150 M87-017
Description
This film begins with three people clowning around for the camera. There are scenes of an elephant pulling a wagon and shots of boats, ships and fishing. A good portion of the film shows boat races. The film may not be of Florida.
and shots of boats, ships

GASPARILLA '54 AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION

253144
Date
Feb-54
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:15; color; silent; V-112 BA026; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of the Old Capitol and other state office buildings. Subsequent scenes include floats and marching bands. There are points of view from a car driving down a single lane road. Viewers also see a waterfront scene with a Navy ship coming into view and the exterior of a jai-alai fronton. There are more scenes with car point of view of streets in town, more scenes of the Navy Ship, scenes of road construction including concrete pouring and asphalt laying, more driving point of view, scenes of young orange groves, a bridge in the Keys, and construction using graders and bulldozers. There are street scenes mixed in and two shots of a Model T on a bumpy road.
scene with a Navy ship coming

GASPARILLA FESTIVAL I

253146
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:48; b&w; silent; V-176
Description
This home movie is a production of the Howell family in Tampa, Florida. The title card for this film says "Landing of the Pirate Krew of Gasparilla." It begins with a young boy playing pirate, and then moves to the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa. There are scenes involving a variety of boats and ships in Tampa Bay and many pirates. Downtown parade scenes follow. This is good quality early footage.
of boats and ships in Tampa Bay

BUCCANEER CONQUEST OF TAMPA

252918
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:02; color; sound; V-21 BA069; S. 828
Description
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King Gasparilla." Produced by Creative Film and Sound.
-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a

FLORIDA SHOWCASE: BUS STORY

253092
Date
14-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:45; b&w; sound; V-117 BA116; S.828
Description
This film tells how a Greyhound bus was provided to FDC to showcase Florida. There are scenes of the bus in Minneapolis, MN and Augusta, ME. Another bus was shipped from Jacksonville to Europe. Viewers see the bus at the LeMans race in France. Produced by FDC.
. Another bus was shipped from

FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA

253131
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
Description
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration-just good photography and music throughout. Produced by Monroe-Williams Productions; sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships

GASPARILLA DAY - COLER

253145
Date
Feb-53
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:35; b&w; silent; V-102 BA013; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of "pirates" getting ready for the civic celebration, shots of the pirates turning their guns over to authorities, a man with trained tigers, and a couple of circus performers entering a cannon barrel and being shot into the air. There are several shots of young ladies on parade floats and in costume and shots of the decorated "pirate" ship with no pirates aboard. This material seems to be outtakes from DA003 Fl, "State Fair & Gasparilla Celebration." "Coler" was the title on the can. It may be the photographer's name.
"pirate" ship with no pirates

GOVERNOR'S REPORT ON FLORIDA TREASURE

253163
Date
Octoer 1, 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:55; b&w; sound; V-53 AA096; S. 828
Description
Gov. Farris Bryant describes state policy concerning sunken treasure in Florida waters. State Treasurer J. Edwin Larson views treasure found near Fort Pierce and shown in Tallahassee. President Lyndon Johnson is seen viewing treasure in Miami. Produced by FDC.
Ship wrecks

THE MOVING CHALLENGE

253338
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; V-206 CA283; S. 828
Description
This film emphasizes the Florida Department of Transportation's role in shaping Florida's future. It details the department's responsibilities, especially the integration of the entire transportation matrix: air, rail, ship and auto. Futuristic transportation devices such as a fan-propelled high speed train prototype, the Sikorsky "turbo train," commuter jet boats and inner city helicopter connections are introduced as exciting possibilities in years to come. The film ends with a speech from US Transportation Secretary John Volpe. Produced by Goodway Films.
: air, rail, ship and auto

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA

253476
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-183 AA319; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the developing tensions in Panama over disagreements in the Canal Zone. The segment also contains material on President Johnson and the legislative schedule of the Senate. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Shipping

FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS

253084
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
Description
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airports, trains, ports and highways are shown. It also shows colleges and research, including nuclear reactors. There are more manufacturing scenes, including scenes of FDC meeting and consulting. The film describes Florida's tax structure and then gives a recap.
Shipping

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - PANAMA / BUDGET

253478
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; sound; V-183 AA322; M89-17 Sen.
Description
George Smathers comments on the crisis in Panama over the Canal Zone and the progress being made with Panamanian leaders in Washington, D.C. He commends President Johnson for placing limits on the budget and federal spending. He responds disapprovingly to France's decision to recognize the communist government in China. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Shipping

A NEW ADVENTURE IN LIVING

253349
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-76 BA043; S. 828
Description
This film shows the community of Pompano Beach, including the fun, entertainment and activities that are available in the area. Viewers see homes "that range in price from $8,000." Flowering plants, backyard pools and canals with water skiers are typical. Viewers see banks, businesses and lots of cars. The film shows produce, industry, hotels, motels and Ted Mack strolling the beach. Viewers see Hillsborough Lighthouse, the beaches, golf courses, harness and thoroughbred races, Dania Jai-Alai Fronton and Storyland Amusement Park. Churches, schools and hospitals are shown next. The film also shows a train depot, Broward County Airport, cruise ships at Port Everglades, the Yacht Club, deep-sea fishing and nightlife. The area is described as "a veritable utopia." Produced by Don Parisher.
, cruise ships at Port

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