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

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

Space Center

232449
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overall look at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. It includes visitors riding the Lunar Rover vehicle and a look at some of the animals in the Cape Preserve.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-64 BA044; S. 828

All in Fun

232450
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, viewers learn about the dolphins that performed at the New York World's Fair. It shows crew from the Miami Seaquarium netting and training dolphins, and a sea lion performing. The film includes scenes of performances that were also used in CA071, "Number One at the Fair," in color. Pro...
Video Details
14:00; B&W; sound; V-23 BA054; S. 828

Beauty in the Deep

243138
Date
January 21, 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee. The narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are also scenes of eating and drinking underwater.
Video Details
4:50; B&W; sound; V-125 AA211; S. 828

Beach Ball Holiday

252890
Date
mid 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film focuses on enjoying the sun and water in Fort Lauderdale . It includes aerials of the coast, hotels and a marlin fishing tournament. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and City of Fort Lauderdale.
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-17 CA004; S. 828

Beach Hotel

252891
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a beach hotel shot from the water with colorful cabanas on the sand. The cars in the background indicate that it was made in the 1950s. The film container identifies Fort Lauderdale as the location.
Video Details
1:25; color; silent; V-92 AA063; S. 828

The Challenge of Champions

252938
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows horse racing at Gulfstream in 1975. The wild animal race uses Bengal tigers. Viewers see jockey Eddie Arcaro. Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by Gulfstream Park.
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-16 CA093; S. 828

Sailfish City

253423
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is about fishing for sailfish off Fort Pierce. It shows how to use mullet for bait. There is lots of action as sailfish are caught. Produced by the Florida State Advertising Commission and Russell-Barton Film Co.
Video Details
12:25; b&w; sound; V-67 BA060; S. 828

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy ...
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828

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

Littlest Mermaid

253300
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a little girl learns how to do mermaid tricks at Weeki Wachee.
Video Details
6:55; color; sound; V-53 BA057; S. 828

Florida Santa

253090
Date
19-Dec-63
Collection
Video
Description
A Florida Santa presents gifts to two young girls and their mother near a palm tree in Cypress Gardens. He then departs in a small boat loaded with presents. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:16; b&w; silent; V-234 AA496; S.828

Five of Florida's Finest

253027
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about five attractions in the St. Petersburg area: the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty and the London Wax Museum.
Video Details
13:27; color; sound; V-91 BA189; S. 828

Florida Beaches: Paradise in Peril

232442
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film addresses efforts to save Florida's "greatest natural resource," its beaches, from erosion. Officials and scientists from the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the University of Florida's Oceanographic and Coastal Science Departments are shown researching erosion. The film shows ...
Video Details
18:35; color; sound; CA284

Don't Hold Your Breath

252997
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
Description
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.

Democrats and Republicans in Convention

232387
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows activities in Miami Beach during the Republican and Democratic conventions of 1972. It showcases the Miami Beach Convention Center with footage of a circus, industry shows and ice shows. Viewers also see demonstrators; candidates Richard Nixon, Spiro Agnew and George McGovern; and ot...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-22; CA130, S. 828

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

232381
Date
December 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
Video Details
8:50; B&W; sound; V-8 BA009; S. 828

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Six-Gun Territory

232389
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at an old west attraction, Six-gun Territory. They have a steam engine train, gondola sky-ride and a saloon with cancan dancers. Other attractions include shoot-outs and American Indian dancers. Directed by Ricou Browning, who played the monster in "Creature from the Black Lag...
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; V-86; CA120; S. 828

Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference

232405
Date
November 15, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with the arrival by limousine of Gov. Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). Gov. Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. They indicate that the initial investment will top California, sa...
Video Details
18:45; B&W; sound; CA181, s.828

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

Disney: Yesterday and Tomorrow

232421
Date
April 23, 1966
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Haydon Burns introduces our "new neighbor" Walt Disney. Uses clips from Disney TV and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. Also uses scenes of Disney-created exhibits at the New York World's Fair. Shows color/sound footage of Orlando pres...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; BA155

Florida Cinderella

232426
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Miss Florida Pageant begins in Sarasota with the girls checking into a motel on Lido Beach. They get a room, roommate, a number, and a chaperone; then they get into bathing suits. They cavort and mug for the cameras, frolic in the surf, and practice for the big night. They pose, frolic some more...
Video Details
12:45; B&W; sound; BA120

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's Emerald Isle, Marco Island

232443
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with people enjoying the surf, a visit to a shell mound, and a visit to the only modern home in the island's interior. The film also examines the coco plum fruit, French mulberry plant, wild coffee plants and other plants. Viewers see locations such as Snook Haven Marina, Snook Hole...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; CA023

Florida: First and Last Frontier

232447
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film presents a visual history of Florida, using costumed actors to recreate scenes with conquistadors, soldiers, smiths, a weaver and Mark Twain. It also uses LeMoyne drawings and archival photos. One scene is filmed in Wakulla Springs Lodge. Other scenes show a launch at Cape Canaveral follow...
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-24 CA036; S. 828

Florida Fishcapade

232453
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a family in an inboard motorboat leaving a dock on the Homosassa River to go fishing, with the Florida Marine Patrol giving advice and checking safety gear. The family fishes, skies, picnics, goes to Marco Pass and sees college boys fishing. The film also includes footage of Mia...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-24 CA034; S. 828

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

232459
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfs...
Video Details
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, th...
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828

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