Cold Weather Hits the Capitol

330806
Collection
Video
Description
This video contains footage of winter weather conditions in Tallahassee in January of 1987.
Video Details
0:39; color; sound; N2003-2, NM-25, 1/27-4315-25

World's Winter Strawberry Capital

253650
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, ...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; 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

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 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

Menu for an Astronaut

232445
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, which takes place in a Whirlpool facility, opens with a quick-cut sequence of a chef holding different kinds of food. The chef explains how new food processes were created to feed the astronauts. The film describes NASA diet requirements, showing some food preparation for astronauts in "s...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; CA014

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

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

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; 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

Haines City High School Band

253227
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the Haines City High School Band came to fame and recognition. It takes the viewer to the Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana to see brass horn manufacturing, including electronic testing, casting and assembly. The town of Haines City goes all out to raise money for unifo...
Video Details
26:27; color; sound; V-108 DA050; 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

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

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

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

Citrus Boulevard

252948
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The f...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; S. 828

A TOUCH OF LIGHT

253577
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-63 CA067; S. 828
Description
This film shows life in and around Winter Park, including Rollins College and the Tiffany Collection housed there. Produced by National Cine Services of Orlando; sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

WINTER PARK ART FESTIVAL

253639
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; sound, V-234 BA432; S. 828
Description
Winter Park's beautiful Park Avenue is transformed into an outdoor art bazaar during the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Zany music accompanies the footage and narration, giving the film a great nostalgic feel. There are additional scenes of the Beaux Arts Ball and footage of the Central Florida ...

INVITATION TO A WINTER

253269
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:40; color; sound; V-52 CA162; S. 828
Description
This film shows homes, downtown, a garden party and a rowing crew race. Viewers see golfers, a Lion's Club fish fry, fishing, swimming, an Easter egg hunt, Little League baseball, churches, a train station, hotels, shuffleboard, shopping, cultural activities and boating. The film also shows Rollins ...

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.

WONDERFUL WINTER HAVEN

253644
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:45; color; sound; V-83 CA076; S. 828
Description
A newlywed couple in a red Mustang convertible pull up at a motel in Winter Haven to start the film's look at the area. The film shows the Florida Citrus Showcase (a domed building) and local amenities. The couple tries skeet shooting. A fellow shooter is in a wheelchair. They see elderly people pla...

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA: KEEPING PACE WITH TOMORROW

253640
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:32; color; sound; V-93 DA043; S. 828
Description
Sydney N. Berry, narrator for the Guided Tours films, was executive producer for this one. It is possibly the most thorough look at a community of any FDC film of this type. Made in the late 1950s, it takes the viewer inside many types of stores and businesses, showing what commerce, fashion and fun...

BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS

252893
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:37; color; silent; V-26 AA020; S. 828
Description
A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.

CYPRESS GARDEN GIFT SHOP FILM

252968
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:45; b&w; silent; V-205 DT006; S. 828
Description
This is a short souvenir film comprised of scenes from Cypress Gardens. Visitors tour the park, take scenic riverboat rides and photograph the young southern belles who stroll the park daily. Produced by Cypress Gardens.

ELSIE THE COW AT CYPRESS GARDENS

253005
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:40; color; silent; V-51 AA095; S. 828
Description
Borden's Milk mascot Elsie the Cow and her calf Beauregard cruise a canal at Cypress Gardens aboard a pontoon raft. They disembark and pose with two young women wearing straw hats.

ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF STATES PARADE

253016
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; silent; V-145 AA270; S. 828
Description
This film is a short piece of the Annual Mid-Winter Festival of States Parade in St. Petersburg with Gov. and Mrs. Spessard Holland. It is an incomplete film.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS FISHING

253311
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:44; b&w; silent; V-123 AA123; S. 828
Description
In this film, baseball players participate in a fishing tournament staged at Cypress Gardens. Two Cypress Gardens skiers dressed as Red Sox fish from an amphibious car and two ball players get kissed by girls in bathing suits.

MISS AMERICA HULA HOOPS

253328
Date
13-Feb-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:42; b&w; silent; V-123 AA024; S. 828
Description
Miss America sits in the midst of a group of belles dressed in plantation gowns as they hula hoop at Cypress Gardens. A young child hula hoops also. Produced by Russell-Barton Film Co.

WORLD TOW GLIDER CHAMPIONSHIP

253649
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-42 AA010; S. 828
Description
This film gives a description of the sport and then shows the competition at Cypress Gardens as the kite gliders are towed by a boat until they reach an altitude of 500 feet. Then, the kite is released and the pilot must perform maneuvers and hit a target. Produced by Cypress Gardens.

BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS

252905
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; silent; V-27 AA018; S. 828
Description
Five fiberglass dinghies with outboard motors race around the lake and canals at Cypress Gardens. One boat runs up on the shoreline by accident. There are no injuries or damage. Then, three small, single-driver hydrofoils race through the same areas and end by driving up on the beach at the finish l...

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