Skiing in Dixie

267737
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This narrated film covers the 18th Annual Dixie Water Ski Tournament, held by the American Water Ski Association at Cypress Gardens. The courses involve trick riding, slalom and jumping. Skiers featured include: "Joker" Osborn; Ken White; Joe Cash; Mike Osborn; Buster McCalla; Paul Merrill; Jimmy Ja...
Video Details
14:04; black and white; sound; BA181; V-251

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

Florida Attractions

246473
Date
1948
Collection
Video
Description
This early movie begins with a series of shots of St. Augustine, including the Fountain of Youth and the oldest house. Next, people are shown catching turtles at Silver Springs. The film continues with brief scenes of: Marineland; Palm Beach; Bok Tower; water skiing at Cypress Gardens; aerial and...
Video Details
1948 / 6:48; B&W; silent; V-173 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

International Champions

267766
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The focus is on the 1967 Florida Derby, a race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the special events surrounding the race. These events include: a fashion show; water skiers from Cypress Gardens; a wild animal rac...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; CA099; V-254

Lemon Sun

267741
Collection
Video
Description
This film features highlights of the Ft. Myers/Lee County area as an attractive place to live and play. A full day is covered, showing workers beginning their day as the sun rises. As the day progresses, a variety of activities are shown, including: boating, golfing, skiing, playing at the beach, ...
Video Details
17:42; color; sound; CA060; V-251

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

National Governors' Conference

232454
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes from the 1963 National Governors' Conference, held July 21-24 at the Hotel Deauville in Miami Beach, Florida. The film begins with scenes of a pressroom with reporters hard at work. It then shifts to shots of George Wallace, Alabama; Farris Bryant, Florida; and Nelson Rockefel...
Video Details
26:10; B&W; sound; V-62 DA032; S. 828

Region with a Record

253416
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Polk County, showing citrus groves and processing, Bok Tower, the Great Masterpiece and Cypress Gardens. Next, the tourist "family" the film is following visits a phosphate mine and they back their convertible into a dragline bucket to convey the size. Viewers see mining...
Video Details
13:18; b&w; sound; V-84 BA130; 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

Danes Visit Clermont

267779
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
02:05; color; silent; V-255
Description
This film features home movie like shots of people boating, skiing and talking while on vacation in Clermont.
Type
Image

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Dan...
Type
Image

Hugh Downs for Florida

267768
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; B&W; sound; CA152; V-254
Description
This footage contains several clips of Hugh Downs promoting Florida on the Today Show. Downs opens with a reading of the day's temperatures in Florida, then discusses the wide variety of activities one can enjoy in the Sunshine State, including: fishing; boating; shuffleboard; skiing; rodeo; diving...
Type
Image

Daytona Beach Footage

267699
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with automobiles driving on Daytona Beach, then moves to the Daytona Speedway and footage of automobile racing, occasional shots of spectators, and pit stops. Near the end of the film, shots of boating, water skiing and golf, are randomly interjected into the footage.
Video Details
22:21; color; silent; CA210; V-250

WATER SKIING IN SWIMMING POOL

253616
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:30; color; silent; V-53 AA094; S. 828
Description
A series of tricks are done on skis in a swimming pool. A winch winds the rope and pulls skiers the length of the pool. They take off from the high dive, ski on a disk and slalom.

WILLISTON FESTIVAL

253634
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:12; color; silent; V-118 AA215; S. 828
Description
This film features scenes in Williston in the 1970s. Footage includes a fish fry and a water ski show.

FLORIDA CITRUS WATER SKI SHOW

253041
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:58; color; sound; V-30 AA067; S. 828
Description
Dick Pope appears briefly in this film showing the water ski show at the New York World's Fair. The skiers do tricks, ski barefoot and clown around. Boats jump a ramp in an oval shaped tank. The skiers were sponsored by the Florida Citrus Commission.

WATER SKI FUN!

253615
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-118 CA160; S. 828
Description
Television personality Tommy Bartlett introduces this film about water skiing. The action takes place at Sunshine Springs and Gardens where there is a ski show including a clown on a chair on a disc. Viewers also see speedboats that jump a ramp and end their performance by running up on land. A fami...

SKI SKILL

253509
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-124 BA100; S. 828
Description
This is a film about water ski tricks, including preparation, special equipment and execution. Boats are plywood with twin Johnson Seahorse outboards. The film ends with a performance at Sunshine Springs and Gardens in Sarasota. Produced by Seahorse Productions; sponsored by Johnson Motors.

CYPRESS GARDENS

252966
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-15 BA032; S. 828
Description
This film shows water skiing at Cypress Gardens, including a person in a tiger suit on skis, ballerinas in tutus, skiing barefoot backwards, kite fliers, a skiing clown and an 11-person pyramid. Viewers also see the scenic wonders of the Gardens, including birds, flowers and girls in plantation gown...

A SPECIAL DESTINATION

253519
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:33; color; sound; V-109 CA114; S. 828
Description
This film is a well-shot look at Cypress Gardens. It shows canals, bridges, waterfalls, statues and girls in costumes. The film shows that Cypress Gardens is not called the water ski capital of the world for nothing. Twelve skiers take off from a dock at one time, one barefoot skiing backwards. View...

JOHNCIE & LILY TODD/ VOLLEYBALL/ WATER SKI CLINIC

253571
Date
Aug-75
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:07; color; sound and silent; V-186 AA386; S.1239
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews Johncie and Lily Todd of Midway, Gadsden County. The couple raises their own vegetables and poultry on a small sustenance farm. They also receive government assistance. Johncie is illiterate and disabled. He works the garden with his wife when he is able. They comment o...

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 STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY (Part 6)

253113
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU football players Ron Simmons and Jimmy Jordan, along with Coach Bobby Bowden. There are scenes of women's volleyball, men's basketball, water skiing on Lake Bradford (The Reservation), the Marching Chiefs and ROTC training. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
23:00; color; silent; V-127 CA257; S.1239

THE NEW CYPRESS GARDENS

253350
Date
13-Jan-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:40; color; sound; V-71 BA147; S. 828
Description
This film shows all the features of Cypress Gardens. The film has a slight reddish-brown tint in some places.

CYPRESS GARDENS SKI TEACHING SCOOTER

252969
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:57; color; sound; V-13 AA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a group of 5- to 7-year-old children learning to water ski in a pool shaped like the state of Florida. A three-wheeled motorized cart with a boom arm and ski rope pulls them along in the pool. Then, a youngster and teacher ski on the lake. The film is silent up to this point. Viewers...

DELAND/WEST VOLUSIA AREA

252983
Date
Late 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-22 CA149; S. 828
Description
This film shows DeLand, Orange City, the Pioneer Art Settlement, bass fishing, water skiing and canoeing. Viewers see manatees in Blue Springs State Park, Hontoon Island State Park, DeLeon Springs, Old Methuselah Cypress Tree, Dunlawton Sugar Mill and Stetson University. The film has underwater phot...

FLORIDA DERBY FESTIVAL '82

253047
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828
Description
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a...

GOV. HAYDON BURNS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORLD'S FAIR

253188
Date
4-Feb-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:50; b&w; sound; V-111 DA036; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns announces the addition of an 8,000 seat, $20 million amphitheater to the Florida exhibit at the New York World's Fair. The amphitheater will be used to feature the water ski show and all aspects of Florida. Admission to the exhibit will be free to make up for poor attendance in 1964. Char...

GULFSTREAM DERBY

253226
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:40; color; silent; not yet transferred to video S. 828
Description
Mickey Rooney appears in one shot in this film. There are aerials of the racetrack. The opening ceremony includes a marching band and majorettes. A small boat sails on the lake inside the track and there is a water ski show. Viewers see a parade of pleasure horses and the lineup of race horses. The ...

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