Silversides the Tarpon

253506
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-43 BA008; S. 828
Description
This film shows tarpon fishing near Islamorada from a small outboard boat. The fish are magnificent. The editing is rough and the narration by the filmmaker is "home movie" style. It has wonderful photography, including a glimpse of a great white shark. Produced by E.W. Dutton.
Tarpon fishing

A Very Special Place

232417
Date
ca. 1969
Collection
Video
Description
Anita Bryant and her husband go fishing off Marathon in the Keys. She puts on her makeup while hooks are baited. Throughout the film, they drink Coca-Cola and she pitches Tupperware. She lands a tarpon. The film shows Seven Mile Bridge. Produced by Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; BA091, S. 828
Tarpon fishing

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 State Park (now Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park). Viewers see Rainbow Springs' "submarine boats" and Weeki Wachee. At Tarpon Springs, a diver puts on a suit and jumps in. Also shown are Tampa Bay hotels, fishing party boats, tarpon fishing, horse and dog races, jai-alai, baseball spring training, golf, boating and skiing. The film also shows Cypress Gardens, Busch Gardens, Sarasota's Horn's Cars of Yesterday and Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Viewers see the Ringling Brothers Circus in Venice, the Edison Home in Fort Myers and the Caribbean Gardens in Naples. Produced by Beckley Films and FDC; sponsored by Eastern Airlines and FDC.
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-12 CA028; S.828
party boats, tarpon fishing

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studios, purple gallinules, gators, and lots of wild flowers with butterflies are shown. Next are bellowing alligators, white ibis, blue heron, coots, rails, egret, and green heron. Viewers see Seminoles spear fishing, in a village grinding corn, and cooking with a baby in a hammock. Phosphate mining, shelling on Sanibel Island, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon fishing in the mangroves, bass fishing, parrots, the University of Miami, and Bok Tower are shown. This is a beautiful Kodachrome print. Sponsored by Gulf Oil.
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, S. 828
, hermit crab, citrus, tarpon

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, an airboat ride, a glass-bottom boat, sponge diving, tarpon fishing, boating, scuba, skiing and hang gliding. Produced by Hollywood Newsreel Syndicate Inc.; sponsored by Trailer Life Publishing Co.
Video Details
23:50; color; sound; V-57 DA001; S. 828
, sponge diving, tarpon fishing

TARPON THRILLS

253559
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; color; sound; V-46 BA132; S. 828
Description
Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dutton do some tarpon fishing off the Florida Keys. The film shows enormous fish and has wonderful color, showing what tarpon fishing used to be like in the 1950s. Produced by Bay State Film Productions; sponsored by Ashaway Line and Twine Co.
do some tarpon fishing off

TARPON FISHING WITH TED WILLIAMS

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828
Description
This is a film that celebrates tarpon fishing, starring famed Major League Baseball player Ted Williams. The film begins with Williams describing the geography of the Florida Keys, followed by a discussion of the tarpon fish, including shots of their unique jaw structure. The narrator explains how the tarpon "throw" fishing hooks, followed by several examples of this. The film also showcases the tarpon's jumping ability. Williams and his guide, Jim Albright, begin a day of fishing by discussing the different types of fishing lures and techniques. Toward the end, Williams hooks several tarpon, including one dramatized episode complete with exciting narration and suspenseful music. Williams also demonstrates the art of hand tying homemade fishing flies. Williams' signature line of fishing equipment is featured throughout. Produced by the Consumer Education Division of the Sears & Roebuck Company.
TARPON FISHING WITH TED

FISHIN' FUN IN SARASOTA COUNTY

253025
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:25; color; sound; V-3 DA012; S. 828
Description
This film has good shots of the Sarasota city waterfront, bridges and Venice jetties. It shows surf fishing off Englewood, bass fishing on the Myakka River, wade fishing in the shallows of Lemon Bay and tarpon fishing in the Gulf. It also shows fishing for sailfish in the Gulf with a nice tail-walking sequence. Produced by Capt. Marty Foster at Florida Film Studios Inc., Sarasota.
Tarpon fishing

FISHING FOR FUN

253026
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:00; color; sound; V-89 CA224; S. 828
Description
This film is all about sport fishing. It starts out in Northern Michigan, then goes to a lake in New Jersey. Then, the action moves to Miami, showing fishing for sailfish in the Atlantic. Viewers also see bonefishing in the flats offshore and tarpon fishing in the mangroves along the Everglades. Some amazing leaps are seen. This is a good example of 1950s narration. The narrator exclaims to the people on camera, the fish and the audience with slang phrases, exhortations and clever comments.
Tarpon fishing

A PARADISE OF SPORT

253376
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:23; b&w; sound; V-55 BA111; S. 828
Description
This film begins with duck and quail hunting on the St. Lucie River. Then it shows shell collecting on the beach, snook and tarpon catches in shallows, and tarpon fishing offshore. Schools of mullet and some large tarpon leap from the water as shark fins slice the water. Then the film shows fishing for sailfish in deeper waters. Produced by E.W. Dutton; sponsored by the Stuart Chamber of Commerce.
Tarpon fishing

SUPREME COURT BUILDING AND TARPON FISHING

253543
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:25; color; silent; V-84 CA169; S. 828
Description
The first shot of this film is a seaplane at dock, followed by aerials of Boca Grande. A plane taxis on the water and arrives at the dock. The film shows a girl fishing from a boat, followed by dock scenes and tarpon rolling. There are several shots of the Governor's Mansion and the Supreme Court building in Tallahassee. Tarpon fishing scenes include boats on the water. A fishing boat docks, followed by more scenes of women fishing.
AND TARPON FISHING

FISHING OFF BOCA GRANDE

253023
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:00; color; silent; V-75 CA191; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of sport fishing off Boca Grande. Footage includes cabin cruisers, tarpon, fiddler crabs and a Seaboard Coastline train arriving at Boca Grande Station.
Tarpon fishing

FLORIDA SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE

253096
Date
mid 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-88 DA045; S.828
Description
This film shows fishing in the Gulf, the Atlantic and among mangroves near Key Largo. Viewers see snook, tarpon and bonefish. It also shows quail hunting with dogs. While hunting, the men use horses and a Willys Jeep outfitted with seats on the roof and on the front fenders. There is also bass fishing from a canoe on Rainbow River. They visit Everglades National Park and fish along the coast for tarpon. This was filmed in Kodachrome. The head section is missing.
Tarpon fishing

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