Viva Florida 500 Promotional Film

259564
Date
2013
Collection
Video
Video Details
30:00; color; sound
Description
This film is a documentary produced by Ron Sachs Media Group, in collaboration with the Florida Department of State. It was made in conjunction with the Viva Florida 500 commemoration and provides an overview of Florida history from prehistoric times to the present. Produced for television, the film features commercials for the Florida Lottery, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Florida League of Cities. Many of the images used in the film come from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
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FYI-The Plight of Pepito: Cuba's Lost Generation

245399
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a WTVJ (Miami) TV program called "For Your Information." It begins with a young Cuban refugee, Pepito, and follows his story. There are sequences of refugees on rafts and small boats arriving on the Havana-Palm Beach ferry, small airplanes and passenger airlines. Viewers see the processing of refugees at Public Health Service, where families are reunited. There are scenes of the Cuban Refugee Center and Miami, including clothes distribution, looking for a home, and Pepito's father pawning his watch. Pepito enrolls in parochial school. Then, there are scenes of fellow refugees in Miami's Cuban colony and their homes. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Abraham Ribicoff, arrives in Miami to survey the refugee problem. Monolo Reyes, WTVJ Latin Correspondent, gives views on the situation. Governor Farris Bryant gives remarks at a press conference and Pepito recites the Pledge of Allegiance. The film has interesting transition graphics. It is kinescope.
Video Details
1960s/27:50; B&W; sound; V-68 DA004; S. 828
in Miami's Cuban colony

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

252978
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:32; b&w; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.
at the Colony Beach Resort

BICENTENNIAL FORT CAROLINE

252895
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA430; S. 828
Description
This piece begins with a brief history of Fort Caroline, which was established by French Protestants in 1564. Showing footage of the reconstructed site, the narrator describes the Spanish assault on the fort and discusses Jacques LeMoyne, believed to be the first European artist to depict Native Americans. The film's color has faded to red. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
-History-Huguenot colony, 1562-1565

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS

253255
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828
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 BA058, "Nature's Own Attraction - Homosassa." Produced by Studio Productions Inc.
Goat Island, a colony

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