Florida Folk Festival Scenes

267704
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of various performances at the Florida Folk Festival in the 1950s, including women singing and performing Israeli dance; waltzing; Caribbean style dancing; bird-calling; children dancing and choral singing.
Video Details
08:07; B&W; Sound; FLBA006; V-250

Suwannee Holiday

253547
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
<p>This film follows a Florida family on a boat trip excursion up the scenic Suwannee River. The vacationers start their journey at Cedar Key and stop along the way at several scenic spots, including Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs and Rock Bluff Springs. They also view several sunke...
Video Details
14:26; color; sound; V-192 FLCA001; S. 1579; Media 1979-7

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232394
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread...
Video Details
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193; flba007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232395
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion,...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-192; flba008; S. 1579; Media 1979-21
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy B...
Type
Moving Image

CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

326303
Date
1993-05-30
Collection
Video
Description
This video features railroad workers or “section hands” commonly referred to by the slang term “Gandy Dancers” demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers at the Florida Folk Festival preparing the tracks used in the demonstration.
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; S1664, CSX Crew and Gandy Dancers

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

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

SUWANNEE CENTER STAGE

253546
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:55; color; sound; V-87 CA148; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. Viewers see pretty gardens, dioramas and the annual folk art celebrations. The film includes music, dancing, and the "Jeannie Auditions," where girls sing in a contest for music scholarships.

CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FOLK DANCERS

252970
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:36; color; silent; V-192 FLAA007; S. 1579; Media 1979-26
Description
This film shows Czech dancers from Masaryktown, Florida dressed in traditional attire. They perform the Beseda dance, accompanied by Jerry Psenka on accordion. It also shows Czechoslovakian folk dances inside the Stephen Foster Museum in White Springs, Florida. This film has outstanding color qualit...

FOLK DANCERS

253127
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; color; silent; V-203 FLAA010; S. 1579; Media 1979-29
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Traditional Seminole Indian, Czechoslovakian, Greek, Polish and square dancing styles are featured in this short film. Produced by Robert Leahy St...

STEPHEN FOSTER CENTER DEDICATION

253132
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:02; color; sound; V-186 BA227; S. 828
Description
This film shows Secretary of State Bruce Smathers speaking at the dedication and ribbon-cutting of the Stephen Foster Memorial Center in White Springs, Florida at the opening of the 23rd Annual Florida Folk Festival. "Cousin" Thelma Boltin, the Florida Folk Festival director, presents Secretary Smat...

STEPHEN FOSTER'S FOOTPRINTS IN DREAM AND SONG

253133
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:35; color; sound; V-39 CA021; S. 828
Description
In this film, dioramas, paintings and actors in costume all work together to tell the story of Stephen Foster. Nice shots of the paddle wheel river boat Delta Queen are included. Then, viewers see the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs. Produced by Instructional Communication Service, Duval Co...

SUWANNEE SOJOURN

253548
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-37 CA156; S. 1579
Description
This film shows the Stephen Foster Memorial and Museum. Viewers see the Jeannie auditions and the annual folk festival, which includes singers, dancers, musicians, a dowser, storytellers, national dances and costumes from other countries, a whip-cracking demonstration and a bird caller. Produced by ...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253052
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:28; color; sound; V-203 FLCA009; S. 1579; Media 1979-38
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. The camera viewpoint angles down onto the stage from an elevated position. There are numerous rough edits and splices. Performers include Tom Cha...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253054
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:29; color; sound; V-192 FLBA011; S. 1579
Description
This film has scenes from the 1971 Florida Folk Festival filmed at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It includes square dancers, Boy Scouts dressed as American Indians and bluegrass musicians. Festival director "Cousin" Thelma Boltin comments on the process of selecting festival...

GATEWAY TO THE SUN

253148
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-5 BA071; S. 828
Description
The beginning of this film is choppy due to splices. It tells about Lake City, showing the airport, downtown, residential areas, fire department, police, schools, churches, hospital, banks, shopping, motels and dining. It shows farming, Stephen Foster Memorial and a stern-wheeler replica. Viewers se...

JEANNIE

253274
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:00; color; sound; V-37 BA094; S. 828
Description
This film begins with a skit by two school children, then tells about Stephen Foster's music by showing the dioramas at the Stephen Foster Memorial. Near the end of the film, there is an artist's rendering of the upcoming carillon bell tower and shrine. The film also mentions future music festivals ...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

253051
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:40; b&w; silent; V-200 FLCA005; S. 1579, Media 1979-22
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musi...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253055
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:24; b&w; silent; V-193 Media 1979-18; S.1579; FLAA004
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square d...

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

253056
Date
21-May-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:52; b&w; sound and silent; V-199 FLDA002; S.1579; Media 1979-2
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1961 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with the artist and Oklahoma Creek Indian Fred Beaver standing on the banks of the Suwannee River, recounting the history of the Seminol...

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

253619
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:11; b&w; sound; V-201 FLDA006; S. 1579; Media 1979-24
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival p...

SUWANNEE ADVENTURE

253545
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; color; sound; V-37 CA149; S. 1579
Description
Two young women go on a canoe trip along the Suwannee River and see the sights, including a paddle wheel boat replica and the Stephen Foster Memorial. They ride horses at the Sheriff's Boy's Ranch and camp out on the river. They paddle to Suwannee River State Park and enjoy a square dance. They cont...

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