The Changing Face of Florida

252940
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:24; color; sound; V-214 CA319; S. 828
Description
This is about the rapid population and industrial growth in Florida, "the nation's new frontier for industry." There are scenes of Florida’s workers on the job: in aircraft assembly factories; garment factories; steel mills; citrus groves; paper mills; and power plants. Florida's "business friendl...

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828

Everglades Harvest

253009
Date
1983
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a detailed overview of south Florida's sugarcane industry as a celebration of the "good country life" of the farmer. It was shot entirely in the Lake Okeechobee area. The film details sugarcane production in all of its phases: from planting, field burning, harvesting and milling, to ...
Video Details
27:45; color; sound; V-223 DA091; S. 828

Citrus Honey

232455
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the honey and citrus industries depend on each other in Florida. Handling of bees and hives is shown in detail. Extraction of honey, removal of wax, and packaging are also shown. Viewers then see University of Florida researchers working with honey and citrus products.
Video Details
11:50; color; sound; V-95 BA175; S. 828 8

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

Flower of Tampa

232433
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and ...
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; P97-002

County with a Future

252963
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives viewers a look around Putnam County , showing recreation, scenery, residences, festivals, schools, public buildings, downtown, shopping and the courthouse ground-breaking ceremony. Viewers see potatoes, flowers, cattle and poultry. Other scenes include the St. Johns River, trains, th...
Video Details
13:25;color; sound; V-15 BA080; S. 828

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (incl...
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828

Fishing All My Days: Florida Shrimping Tradition

326851
Date
1986-01-15
Collection
Video
Description
Documentary on Fernandina's shrimping industry, produced by the Florida Folklife Program and WUFT-TV 5 of Gainesville (the local PBS station, affiliated with the University of Florida.) The video can be viewed online through the Folkstreams web page at http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?tit...
Video Details
29:34; color; sound; V86-12, S1615

Phosphorus: Florida's Vital Key to a Better Future for Man

232452
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
This film explains the uses of phosphorus, how it is mined, and how it is processed. The producer's daughter-in-law and grandchildren are seen in one shot at the dinner table and picnicking. The producer, Hack Swain, is the mustached gentleman seen wearing a hard hat. Land reclamation is shown as we...
Video Details
10:20; color; sound; V-64 BA049; S. 828

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the...
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828

Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story

232432
Date
1968
Collection
Video
Description
The story of Florida citrus cultivation. We see total processing at Tropicana in Bradenton. Also shows their glass plant and the Tropicana train, "the only regularly scheduled unit train in food industry history," featuring a mile of refrigerated box cars. Use of pulp as dairy feed is shown. Also se...
Video Details
15:50; color; sound; CA019

Florida Rebuilds

253085
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary about the Apalachee Correctional Institution, the camera follows staff member Paul McCarty, who plays an inmate at the facility. The film documents his stay at the institute from arrival and rehabilitation to release on parole. Rehabilitation activities include church services, a...
Video Details
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828

A New Day Dawning For the Tomato Industry

253351
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a "silent film" sequence of an old-time tomato farmer. Then, the film takes us through modern farming techniques in South Florida. The equipment and techniques are shown with migrant workers doing the labor. Viewers even see the living area provided for the workers. Packing is ...
Video Details
19:45; color; sound; V-48 CA062; S. 828

From Florida Trees

267756
Collection
Video
Description
The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry, and the beginnings of the Florida Forest Service. It goes on to describe: the conservation movement; the pulp and paper mill revolution; alliances between mill owners and land owners; and the beginnings of timber as a crop. The fi...
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; s. 1851; V-253

Florida's Water Wonderland

253124
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:25; b&w; sound, V-244 CA285; S. 828
Description
This film spotlights the attractions of Panama City, Florida and Bay County with a special emphasis on water, "the unifying thread between industry and recreation." Recreational activities such as boating, fishing and amusement parks precede a brief overview of Panama City's business and manufacturi...

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

The Big Squeeze

252899
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about citrus production from tree to table in a short, but complete script.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; V-100 AA086; 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

The Road to Beauty

232419
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
Health maintenance techniques are demonstrated, including how to walk properly, dance as exercise, nutrition (such as citrus), and sports. The film then moves on to discuss career, marriage, and home life. A wife announces that she is pregnant and the couple promptly drinks some orange juice to cele...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA012, 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

Apollo and Gemini

252882
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage, and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a spacewalk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239

Filming "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef"

245872
Date
1953
Collection
Video
Description
Gilbert Roland and Terry Moore are two of the stars shown in this home movie of the filming of "Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef" at Tarpon Springs.
Video Details
(1953/8:00; color; silent; V-179 H-48)

The Case for the Canal

252932
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film describes the Cross Florida Barge Canal. A state geologist describes the lock system, and viewers see phosphate and mines. Much of the film is the same footage as CA006, "Florida's Canal Main Street." Various testimonials are given as to the quality of the canal project. Produced by Leroy ...
Video Details
10:55; color; sound; V-16 BA086; S. 828

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and ...
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; 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

Action Center USA

232384
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows a modern man of business and his lifestyle in Orlando, the action center of the fastest-growing state. He drives a Chevrolet convertible, has a wife and two children, and lives in a modern suburban home with a pool. This is pre-Disney World, and the film predicts its benefits. It sho...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-19 CA041; S. 828

Florida State University: Toward a Greater University

232390
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:55; B&W; sound; V-221; CA314; S. 1239
Description
This is a public relations film on Florida State University that, in two brief scenes, features a young Jim Morrison years before his more recognized role as lead singer for The Doors. The film emphasizes the need for more college-educated Floridians to work in the state's rapidly expanding industri...

Design for Winning

232409
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Steve Spurrier, Heisman Trophy winner and University of Florida star, describes various techniques for playing football. Ray Graves, Spurrier's college coach, says a few words as well. This leads to a pitch for orange juice at the training table. There are many scenes of Spurrier in action as a coll...
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; BA003, s.828

Water Hyacinth: The Silent Aggressor

232451
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This is an educational film about water hyacinth, the invasive aquatic plant that has become a nuisance to Florida waterways. The film discusses the plant's South American origin and its introduction to the United States. Florida hyacinth expert Al Burkhalter of the Florida Department of Natural Res...
Video Details
29:18; color; sound; V-205 RG500; S1187 Number 2

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