Florida’s Wildlife Heritage

296303
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film examines the negative impact humans have had on Florida’s environment. The soundtrack begins with gentle flute music as scenes of swamp grasses, flowers and birds at dawn grace the screen. The music soon switches to up-tempo pop as the footage shows surfers, sailboats and sunbathers on t...
Video Details
16:25; color; sound; V-258; DA146

This Good Land We Love! The Story of Wildlife Conservation and the Edward Ball Wildlife Foundation

296133
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
Edward Ball was the longtime associate and brother-in-law of financier Alfred I. Dupont. He became trustee and manager of the Dupont Estates as well as leader of the St. Joe Paper Corporation in North Florida. This narrated film includes color footage and descriptions of four Florida wildlife sanctu...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-257; EA051
Type
moving image

Junior Sailing Regatta

246474
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is footage of a sailing regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Junior Yacht Club (under 18 years of age) is featured in this film. The film shows two boys in the St. Petersburg area on the beach enjoying horseshoe crabs, roasting oysters and boating in a cypress swamp. The film ends with sc...
Video Details
1950s / 3:00; B&W; sound; V-168 S. 828

Million Acre Playground

232446
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film depicts the work of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in maintaining the Everglades. There are lots of wildlife and recreational scenes. It includes airboats, deer hunting with hounds, duck hunting, frog gigging, fishing, camping and the Okeechobee Waterway Cross Stat...
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-28 CA129; S. 828

Lake Jackson Residents

253292
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film features interviews with two residents of the Lake Jackson area of Tallahassee. The first resident expresses concern for the welfare of wildlife in the area. He complains that a local watershed is dumping silt into the water that makes it unsuitable for a fish or animal habitat. He closes ...
Video Details
11:00; color; sound and silent; V-188 BA253; S.1239

Musical Moments at Miami's Seaquarium

253342
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a synthesized musical soundtrack accompanies footage of the dolphin, whale and seal shows at the Miami Seaquarium theme park.
Video Details
7:47; color; sound; V-223 BA434; S. 828

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

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

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

Primeval Paradise

253406
Date
1951
Collection
Video
Description
Ed Ball, owner of Wakulla Springs, produced this film. It starts with a trio of conquistadors bathing in the spring and then shows animals (aquatic birds, freshwater fish, snapping turtles and alligators) above and below the surface of the river. It has good underwater photography.
Video Details
10:04; color; sound; V-40 BA061; WV-11

River Ranch Resort

253420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This is a resort public relations film. It is a Florida-style dude ranch. The cowboys and cowgirls drink Chablis and eat shrimp. It has all the usual fun in the sun activities. Produced by McLeod Films.
Video Details
11:00; color; sound; V-113 BA037; 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

Wakulla River and Wakulla Springs Scuba Diving

296308
Date
1973
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows two men motoring down the Wakulla River, towing a camera person in a smaller boat. Footage shows wildlife along the river, including anhingas, limpkins, egrets, alligators and turtles. A giant hornet nest hangs high up in a tree. Underwater footage in the shallow areas of the river i...
Video Details
10:51; color; silent; V-258; DA148

Waters of Destiny

232410
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:50; color; sound; DA046, s.828
Description
This film uses actual hurricane footage to show the damage from uncontrolled storm water, describing how the Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District tamed the Everglades. The melodramatic narration combined with outstanding footage of storms and floods mak...

Apalachicola River / Water Marks

232420
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing, and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and t...
Video Details
29:15; color; sound; BA064, S. 828

A Day at the Zoo

252977
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo. It shows animals in concrete and chicken wire enclosures, elephants eating cotton candy from the visitors, and monkeys playing on their playground equipment. The narrator makes many cutesy comments as the animals are shown. The family has lunch...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; V-79 DA027; S. 828

Seminoles of The Everglades

253438
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Old Gold Cigarette Company pays tribute to the people (Native Americans) that gave tobacco to this land. There are Everglade and wildlife scenes throughout the film. A Seminole is also shown in his dugout canoe spear fishing and poling through the swamp. There are scenes of a village w...
Video Details
20:00; sound; color; V-170 S. 828

Deer Santa

252981
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, "Santa's deer and their many cousins meet the happy children" at the International Deer Ranch, which is part of the Silver Springs attraction. Viewers see deer fed by hand, then explore the Florida Frontier (a nature trail) and see Santa at his winter home. The children throw coins int...
Video Details
3:50; color; sound; V-27 AA068; S. 828

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

253276
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film is adapted from the movie "Twilight World." There is excellent underwater footage, including hard hat diving, two-hose scuba, a re-breather with full-face mask, a two-person sub, a diver propulsion vehicle, divers with an octopus, a moray eel, an underwater photographer, a Spanish wreck an...
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-38 CA040; S. 828

Window of the Living Sea

253635
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, the narrator discusses both the entertainment and educational components of Miami Seaquarium programs and suggests that animals in captivity are "safer" than in the wild. There are scenes of Hugo and Lolita (the killer whales), sea lions, sharks and dolphins. We hear from the manager a...
Video Details
21:25; color; sound; V-81 CA022; S. 828

Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

253609
Date
1945
Collection
Video
Description
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. T...
Video Details
5:03; color; silent; V-158 WV-3

Homosassa Springs

253255
Date
ca. 1971
Collection
Video
Description
Goat Island, a colony of monkeys and aquatic birds, is seen on the jungle boat ride at Homosassa Springs. The nature trail has otters, deer, goats and a hippo. There is an orchid greenhouse. Gators in a lagoon are fed by a woman dressed as an "Indian maiden" who dangles fish from a string. Also see ...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828

Scenes of the Everglades

232400
Date
1928
Collection
Video
Video Details
40:22; B&W; silent; N2009-2
Description
Businessman and adventurer Homer Augustus Brinkley produced this film in 1928 to illustrate the exotic environment found in the Everglades. Brinkley lived among the Seminoles in the Everglades for several months. He later used the film in a traveling show that included a live caged bear and himself...

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 Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, S. 828

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828

Tarpon Fishing With Ted Williams

253557
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
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 t...
Video Details
19:36; color; sound; V-209 CA266; S. 828

Florida Commercials

253042
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This is a group of 11 Florida commercials that show a wide variety of Florida fun in the sun. They include: fishing of all kinds; water skiing; golf, swimming; scuba; St. Augustine; Seminoles; Gamble Mansion; the Capitol; parrots; gator wrestling; jumping dolphins; Silver Springs; Cypress Gardens; p...
Video Details
12:25 (0:45 each); b&w; silent; V-11 BA041; S. 828

Flight Into Oblivion: Story of the Everglades Kite

253029
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and its purpose. It tells how uncontrolled burns destroyed nesting areas and food sources of kites. There are shots of kites in flight and mating, as well as shots of their eggs. Viewers also see anhinga, a great blue heron ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-4 CA032; S. 828

Under Florida Stars

253589
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows camping in Florida in the 1960s. It shows beaches, Fort Clinch on the St. Mary's River and facilities common to Florida State Parks. Viewers see the Florida Caverns near Marianna. Then, father and son campers leave a tearful little sister behind as they go fishing. Some hunters are s...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-37 CA151; 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

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