Horse Race

253256
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:45; b&w; sound; V-234 AA503; S. 828
Description
This film is horse racing footage with sports commentary. A horse named "Raiden" is the victor. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

Where the Big Bass Bite

253631
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Some great fishing "characters" are shown as they enjoy their sport. Fish camps, boat launch facilities, skiing, beach fun and boating cruises are included. Beautiful cypress lakes appear, and then citrus, produce, cattle and other industries are shown. The community of Leesburg is described with it...
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-80 CA042; S. 828

American Challenge at Daytona and Sebring

252874
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows sports car races, including the Daytona Continental 2000K Race and the Sebring 12-hour Grand Prix. Footage shows Dan Gurney driving a Shelby Ford GT Cobra and a Lotus IV; another featured driver is Bob Bondurant. The Sebring race includes the Chaparral Car, a LeMans start, and the Go...
Video Details
27:50; color; sound; V-23 DA007; S. 828

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239

Florida State University History (Part 3)

253110
Date
1977-1978
Collection
Video
Description
The film shows some scenes of the area of the Chi Omega murders, the jazz band practicing, stadium construction, science labs and the football program (with Bobby Bowden, Jimmy Jordan and Ron Sellers). There is no sound in this portion. There is also some men's track coverage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:00; color; some sound; V-132 CA254; S.1239

The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to cele...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, S. 828

Winged Foot Wonders

232444
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of young boys and girls at Cypress Gardens Ski School receiving instruction from members of the Cypress Gardens Ski Team. The film features several styles of skiing, with skiers Willa McGuire and Al Frido demonstrating the fanciest footwork. Produced by the Florida Development Commis...
Video Details
16:52; color; sound; CA317

Florida State University Football

243139
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the Florida State Seminoles football team in practice at the beginning of the 1963 season when Bill Peterson was head coach and Bobby Bowden an assistant coach. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:17; B&W; silent AA488; S. 1239

Ski Champs in Action

232402
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; CA017, s.828

Florida Derby

253046
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This is great Florida Derby footage with sports commentary as Northern Dancer and jockey Bill Shoemaker gallop to a three-length victory. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
2:49; b&w; sound; V-234 AA505; S. 828

Action Center USA

232384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It sho...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA041; S. 828

Florida State University: Toward a Greater University

232390
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221; CA314; S. 1239
Description
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industri...

Bobby Bowden

232398
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
Football coach Bobby Bowden comments on his first season as head coach of Florida State University's football program. He shares his philosophy on coaching and comments on the hardships of the game on his family. He reflects on his early aspirations of playing and coaching football. The segment cont...
Video Details
13:53; color; sound; ca268, s. 1239

Jake Gaither

232399
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; aa265, s. 1239

Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groo...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828

Design for Winning

232409
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Steve Spurrier, Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida star, describes various techniques for playing football. Ray Graves, Spurrier's college coach, says a few words as well. This leads to a pitch for orange juice at the training table. There are many scenes of Spurrier in action as a coll...
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; BA003, s.828

The Gold Rush

253153
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA007; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Gold Coast Marathon, a powerboat race from Miami to West Palm Beach and back. Viewers see pit crews at Pelican Harbor Yacht Club and aerial shots of the race. Twelve-year-old Rosemary Bennett, the youngest female racer, and restaurateur/racer Mike Gordon are shown. Richard Steffe...

When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good

232430
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Uses a lively jingle, stock footage of northern snow scenes, and quick cuts of everything you can find in Florida. This is the ultimate in packing every aspect of Florida into a single film. It begins with a sequence of old photos of famous visitors to Florida, then proceeds to take the genre to the...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA016; V-80

All Us Kids Love Football

252871
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows young boys in Miami participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation. The film ends with a few boys receiving prizes for their skills. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:41; b&w; silent; V-233 AA423; S. 828

Seminole Basketball

330263
Date
1989
Collection
Video
Description
Reporter Dave Worth of the Florida News Service gives the recap of the February 16, 1989 basketball game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Louisville Cardinals. The game tied then went into overtime. Florida State took the lead, but Louisville scored a three-point shot at the buzzer, giv...
Video Details
1:56; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-56, 2/89-5430-56

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Football Game

253031
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
This film has footage of a Florida A&M University football game. It includes scenes of FAMU fans, football players and cheerleaders. FAMU president Walter L. Smith comments on the FAMU Rattlers' happy return to a renovated Bragg Stadium. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
5:35; color; sound; V-185 AA347; S.1239

Their Game is Golf

232401
Date
Early 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Some history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association is given at the beginning of this film. Then, viewers see what life is like for a female pro. The ladies are seen traveling, relaxing and packing for a tour. Arnold Palmer says that "there is a place for women's professional golf." Various pla...
Video Details
27:30; color; sound; DA023, s.828

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; 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

Holiday on Wheels

253236
Date
Early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, singer Gordon MacRae tours Florida in a recreational vehicle. He visits the Keys, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park, Naples, Tarpon Springs, the <em>HMS Bounty</em> replica and Cypress Gardens (where he meets Dick Pope). The film shows the Sunshine Skyway, ...
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; S. 828

Florida State University History (Part 1)

253108
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
Raw footage of Florida State University throughout 1975 featuring a swim meet at the Union Pool, FSU Flying High Circus students training and practicing, and scenes from the FSU Circus summer program for children. The video also shows 1975 Earth Day festivities on the FSU Union Green (keynote speak...
Video Details
11:41; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239

Jake Gaither - The Best Ever

253140
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither, former football coach and athletic director at Florida A&M University, reflects on his career as a coach. He stresses the effect that treating his players with respect had on his success with them and with people in general. He remarks that his former players are his fam...
Video Details
8:13; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA232; S.1239

Florida Derby Festival '82

253047
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a...
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828

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