Tarpon Springs Epiphany

253558
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Epiphany Celebration in Tarpon Springs, including the blessing of the fleet and boys diving for a gold cross. Greek folk dancing is shown as the theme from “Never on a Sunday” plays in the soundtrack. Governor Farris Bryant speaks at the celebration. Produced by the Florida D...
Video Details
5:22; b&w; sound; V-107 AA090; S. 828

Filming "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef"

245872
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Description
Gilbert Roland and Terry Moore are two of the stars shown in this home movie of the filming of "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" at Tarpon Springs.
Video Details
(1953/8:00; color; silent; V-179 H-48)

Every Island Has Its Own Song

326850
Date
1988
Collection
Video
Description
Documentary about Nikitas Tsimouris, a Greek bagpipe player, and his family. A co-production of WEDO-TV and the FFP, it was funded in part by the Florida Endowment for the Humanities and narrated by Russ Offenbach. Written and produced by Folklorist Nancy Michael with Yvonne Bryant as assistant pro...
Video Details
28:14; color; sound; FV-112, S1615

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

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; S. 828

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 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

SPONGE: TREASURE FROM THE SEA

253520
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; sound; V-66 CA083; S. 828
Description
This film shows harvesting, processing and bidding at the market for Tarpon Springs sponges. It includes the blessing of the fleet and the Epiphany Celebration. At the end is a sequence showing the uses of sponges with voices in an echo chamber chanting, "Needed, needed. Natural sponges. Needed, nee...

SUMMER TRIPS

253535
Date
1947
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; silent; color; V-179 H-44
Description
This home movie begins with the filming of a passing train through a car window. Next are downtown scenes of Tarpon Springs, the waterfront and Greek sponge boats. The family boards one of the boats and goes out with the sponging crew. There are scenes of a diver suiting up in his diving outfit and ...

WHEELS IN THE SUN

253630
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; b&w; sound; V-80 BA018; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of Pinellas County breaking away from Hillsborough County and developing its own government, industry and style. There is a nice sequence of an old car and land sale, followed by scenes of diving in Tarpon Springs. The film also shows Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Suns...

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