Ghost Hotel of Longboat Key

253150
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
Two young travelers explore the ruins of a hotel that was never completed. Begun by John Ringling, it was to have been called the Ritz-Carlton. The pair look over the ruins and see other parts of Longboat Key. The male is Tony Swain, son of producer Hack Swain. Hack Swain is also the narrator of the...
Video Details
8:00; color; sound; V-5 BA105; S. 828

CARIBBEAN GARDENS

252927
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; V-93 BA127; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a singing introduction written by John McGhee (see orange juice song at the end of "Leading the Parade," BA081) with organ accompaniment by Hack Swain. It shows the birds and flowers featured at this attraction in Naples. Produced by Stephen T. Briggs at Solana Studios (Naples)...

TODAY SHOW: FLORIDA SEGMENTS

253568
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
37:50; b&w; sound; V-107 EA012; S. 828
Description
This is a series of segments of the "Today Show" where a weather report is given (in winter), followed by Hugh Downs reading from a script about Florida as FDC footage is shown. A booklet is also offered by writing to Tallahassee. Each segment focuses on one aspect of Florida life. The segments incl...

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