Florida Sunnymoon

253119
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a young couple arrives at the Carillon Hotel in Miami for their honeymoon. They check in, stroll the beach; play miniature golf, shuffleboard and Ping-Pong; do some tanning; and jump in the pool. He has a scuba lesson in the pool and they both learn the "latest dances" from an instruct...
Video Details
5:20; b&w; sound; V-13 AA033; S.828

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

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

SPARKLING RIVALS!

253518
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-86 CA051; S. 828
Description
This film is about Clearwater and its "rivalry" with Clearwater Beach as to which is the more fun. Viewers see beach frolics, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, skiing, fishing, baseball, races, pram races, hotels and motels. The film also shows condos, residential areas, downtown, businesses and the arts....

CLEARWATER SPORTS

252953
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-14 BA042; S. 828
Description
This film is narrated by Red Barber. It shows people golfing, watching major league baseball, playing softball, attending horse races, watching jai-alai, playing shuffleboard and playing tennis. Viewers see boating, skiing, hydroplane races, children's pram sailing and fishing. Produced by Marvin H....

WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN

253644
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:45; color; sound; V-83 CA076; S. 828
Description
A newlywed couple in a red Mustang convertible pull up at a motel in Winter Haven to start the film's look at the area. The film shows the Florida Citrus Showcase (a domed building) and local amenities. The couple tries skeet shooting. A fellow shooter is in a wheelchair. They see elderly people pla...

THE ELLIOT STORY

253004
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-a...

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...

HOLLYWOOD-BY-THE-SEA

253237
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-58 BA121; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see beaches, downtown, residences, hotels and motels, dog racing, jai-alai and horse racing at Gulfstream Park. The film also shows deep-sea fishing, tennis, shuffleboard, sailing, golf, baseball spring training, churches, schools, Riverside Military Academy, highways, the rail...

HOME MOVIE

253251
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:47; color; silent; V-149
Description
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligato...

LAKE WALES- CROWN JEWEL OF SCENIC FLORIDA

253293
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-207 BA323; S. 828
Description
This is a film promoting the tourist attractions, business opportunities and "fun in the sun" lifestyle of Lake Wales. Viewers see tourist attractions such as Mountain Lake Sanctuary, The Great Masterpiece (a towering copy of da Vinci's "Last Supper"), Casa De Josefina, Spook Hill and the skiers at ...

KISSIMMEE: COW CAPITAL OF FLORIDA

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....

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