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

Thanksgiving

243883
Date
ca. 1950
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie begins with Thanksgiving dinner at the Russo's. Next is Lance's birthday and opening gifts with Mom and Dad. The film continues with a family visit to the Lewis Plantation. There are scenes of workers' cabins, an African-American child dancing on a deck, and buildings and structures ...
Video Details
11:46; color; silent; V-177 H-8

Cracker Trio Part Four

320514
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.

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

Betty Skelton Day

232397
Date
July 11, 1948
Collection
Video
Description
Footage of a ceremony honoring Betty Skelton, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Stunt Flying Champion, held at the Tampa, Florida Airport. The US Army Air Corps Band plays as Betty Skelton appears and waves to the camera. A number of planes are shown performing aerial stunts and trick flying. A biplane to...
Video Details
7:38; B&W; silent; FLBA004; Media 1979-10

Flower of Tampa

232433
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and ...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; P97-002

Florida Gulf Coast Holiday

253062
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins in Pensacola. Viewers see Fort Pickens, Blue Angels and the Naval Air Station. The film moves to Panama City, where viewers see people frolicking in the surf and teens with a guitar. In Tallahassee, the film shows Apalachee Parkway toward the Old Capitol, FSU and Killearn Gardens St...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828

Florida Forward

253057
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes und...
Video Details
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

Governor Bryant Press Conference

267697
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Governor Farris Bryant answers questions at a press conference on topics including: the Florida Exhibition at the New York World's Fair; civil rights legislation; a scenic highway crossing Dade and Monroe Counties; the construction of I-75 between Georgia and Tampa; the St. Augustine r...
Video Details
21:19; B&W; sound; DA115; V-248
Type
Image

AFRICA NEXT DOOR

252868
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-19 CA123; S. 828
Description
This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.

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...

GASPARILLA FESTIVAL II

253147
Date
1929, 1947
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:40; b&w; silent; V-176
Description
This is another home movie with Gasparilla Festival footage. The focus is on Tampa Bay and the boats. Scenes include the Tampa Yacht and Country Club; Houton Wall's schooner, Halagonian; the schooner Rambler; and scenes of the Tampa shoreline, including the Tampa Bay Hotel.

WORLD'S WINTER STRAWBERRY CAPITAL

253650
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, ...

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...

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...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT AT TAMPA'S FLORIDAN HOTEL

253184
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; b&w; sound; V-224 DA106; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant speaks at Tampa's Floridian Hotel, bolstering a bond initiative to cover the costs of expanding, renovating and constructing Florida colleges. After his speech, the potential investors ask the governor and others at the head table questions about the program. Produced by the Florida Deve...

A VISIT TO BUSCH GARDENS

253601
Date
1962
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:38; b&w; sound; V-72 BA146; S. 828
Description
This film was made when Busch Gardens was primarily a bird collection and plant garden. It shows the "longest single escalator in the world." Viewers also see the Adolphus Busch Space Frame, a geodesic dome (with screens) used as an aviary. The film is "narrated" in places by a parrot with a Spanish...

WONDER-FULL LAKELAND

253643
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-56 CA108; S. 828
Description
This film shows life in Lakeland. It includes spring training with the Detroit Tigers, churches, schools, public recreation facilities, archery, water skiing, industry and phosphate mining. Viewers see Busch Gardens, Cypress Gardens, a rodeo and Florida Southern College with its Frank Lloyd Wright B...

FLORIDA IN MARCH

253076
Date
1948
Collection
Video
Description
This home film begins with scenes of Tarpon Springs and moves on to the Tampa banana docks, showing workers unloading bananas from the boats and Bayshore Boulevard. There are yard scenes at the Stalmakers and views of their orange groves and flower beds.
Video Details
10:00; color; silent; V-178 H-18

THE GREAT ADVENTURE

253219
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-5 BA077; S. 828
Description
This is the same film as BA076 with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. There is no indication of which was the first edit or why changes were made. The film covers state universities, architecture, segregation and 1950s clothing styles.

KISSIMMEE: GATEWAY TO THE WORLDS

253287
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-54 CA064; S. 828
Description
This film shows attractions near Kissimmee, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Stars Hall of Fame, Busch Gardens, Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens, Alligator Alley, Gatorland Zoo and Supersonic Transport Air Museum. There are scenes of life in Kissimmee, including cattle ranching, homes and apartments...

TREASURE ISLAND

253581
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-87 CA088; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a "pirate" burying his treasure and narrating in the standard "har-har" pirate's voice. It dissolves to modern times and the usual "fun in the sun" sequences. Viewers see the Aquatarium, London Wax Museum, Sunken Gardens, Tiki Gardens, HMS Bounty replica and Busch Gardens. The ...

BICENTENNIAL TAMPA

252897
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-27 AA056; S. 828
Description
Historic sites are shown in this public service announcement during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Viewers see Tampa Bay Hotel ( University of Tampa ) and a photo of Martinez Ybor. Sponsored by FDC and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida.

PORPOISE

253390
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:30; color; silent; V-204 P99-10 (Reel 12)
Description
In this film, a Florida Conservation Officer tries to coax a dolphin into eating a fish from his hand. Next, two men look over maps and consult a book titled "The Ecology of Boca Ciega Bay: With Special Reference to Dredging and Filling Operations."

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach an...

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

252914
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:35; color; sound; V-21 BA025; P84-048
Description
This film shows steel being formed at Henry Corporation in Rattlesnake, where precast concrete slabs are being made for the lower Tampa Bay Bridge. The concrete is poured into a slab as jazz piano music plays on the soundtrack. The slabs are lifted onto a barge and stacked, then put into place on th...

CELEBRATIONS

252936
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:54; color; silent; V-178 H-23
Description
This is a home movie. An infant, Jeff, is brought home from the hospital. Another boy, Lance, is shown at Christmas with his cowboy outfit and many other toys. Viewers see Jeff's baptism at Zion Lutheran with Pastor Henry Wolter. The film then jumps to Jeff at his first birthday and Lance in his Cub...

TAMPA HOME MOVIE

253555
Date
1930s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:30; b&w; silent; V-176
Description
This is a mix of film clips involving members of the Howell family in Tampa. There are scenes of a bee hive, bird dogs and cattle running through the woods. The film also shows downtown Tampa in the 1930s, with trolleys and other street scenes. There are short clips of men fishing, a pitcher pump ou...

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

253397
Date
1952 and 1956
Collection
Video
Description
This home movie shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving a speech at the Tampa Stadium in 1952. He is seen shaking hands and riding in a convertible. The film continues with Adlai Stevenson in downtown Tampa, shaking hands and later talking to George Smathers. The 1956 segment shows Estes Kefauv...
Video Details
5:50; color; silent; V-178 H-32

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