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, appea...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-98 DA058; S. 828

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...
Video Details
14:05; color; sound; V-61 CA171; 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

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</e...
Video Details
11:01; color; sound, V-243 BA370; S.1239

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 ...
Video Details
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828

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 pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828

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/strolle...
Video Details
13:00; B&W; silent; V-149 M88-08

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...
Video Details
14:15; B&W; Silent

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...
Video Details
22:00; B&W; silent; V-256; BA438

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 sc...

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. ...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; S. 828

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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-a...

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...

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 G...

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.

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 througho...

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...

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.

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 spe...

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.

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, airp...

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...

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 ca...

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