Canberra

252921
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the cruise ship Canberra docking at Port Everglades.
Video Details
1:27; b&w; silent; V-118 AA209; 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...

Alligator!

232440
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Describes the alligator as a keystone species. Introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. Brings in the job of the Flood Control District. Says that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. A natural history f...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; CA043

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

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

340193
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary showcases the accomplishments of American journalist, women's suffrage advocate, author, and conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Graduating from Wellesley College in 1912, she moved to Miami in 1915 to work for her father Frank Bryant Stoneman at his newspaper that would late...
Video Details
29:23; color; sound; Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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

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

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...

Mullet Country

253339
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film uses a folk song as musical introduction and then shows mullet fisherman setting nets at night. It shows scenes around Florida and a sequence of Seminoles in the Everglades. The script says, "The mullet has a long and distinguished history." Viewers see large scale net setting near a beach...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-116 CA212; 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

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

Florida Seafare

267744
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the many types of commercially harvested seafood in Florida. Scenes include: commercial fishermen; oystermen; crabbing; shrimping; and seine net fishing for mullet. Additional scenes include a folk singing couple at the 6th Annual Apalachicola Seafood Festival. Produced by: Barton Fi...
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-252

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

Color Me Fun

232408
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
Three models representing the colors red, yellow, and blue demonstrate how to have fun in Miami Beach, the "one place where colors and people come together." Viewers see a variety of available foods, nightlife, water sports, and other recreation. There is shopping, where "there are all sorts of groo...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; BA144, s.828

Under Florida Stars

267743
Collection
Video
Description
This film highlights the various camping opportunities around Florida. It focuses on the comfortable amenities at State Park campgrounds, as well as the historical and naturally beautiful locations for camping in Florida. Sites shown include: Fort Pickens; Fort Clinch; Florida Caverns; Stephen Foste...
Video Details
14:29; color; sound; S828; V-252

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

FISHING IN THE EVERGLADES

253024
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
24:00; color; sound; V-79 DA029; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Everglades environment and the wildlife in it. Viewers see National Park Headquarters, boardwalks with tourists, the Visitor's Center, the marina and campgrounds. There are many fishing sequences. There is good wildlife photography at the beginning of the film. Produced by Walter...

EVERGLADES WILDLIFE

253010
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:06; color; silent; V-100 BA128; S. 828
Description
This film shows scenes of otters, opossums, raccoons, deer, rattlesnakes, turtles and gators in the Everglades. There are shots of Glades islands that are rookeries, including storks, eggs in a nest, chicks in a nest, cormorant chicks in a nest, limpkins, roseate spoonbills, herons, skimmers, an owl...

PORT EVERGLADES

253391
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:35; color; sound; V-105 CA197; S. 828
Description
Great aerials of the dock area and scenes of cargo and cruise ships are included in this 1950s look at Port Everglades. Viewers see lumber, cement, steel and autos unloaded. The film also shows petroleum tankers and tank farms, the electric plant and warehouses.

PLEASANT PORT EVERGLADES

253386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:10; color; sound; V-49 CA107; S. 828
Description
This film tells all about Port Everglades. It shows the types of shipping, dock facilities, warehouse and storage areas available at the port. Ships included are cruise liners, US Navy ships, a three-masted tall ship and the first commercial nuclear-powered ship (the Savannah ). Viewers also see an ...

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

252916
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It ...

NAPLES-GUARDIAN OF THE EVERGLADES

253345
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:08; color; sound; V-62 CA145; S. 828
Description
The introduction of this film shows good wildlife scenes in the Everglades and a Seminole poling a canoe. It shows Naples as an environmentally conscious town. Viewers see an attraction called Jungle Larry's African Safari and the Caribbean Gardens. The film also shows the Rookery Bay Wildlife Sanct...

WFSU TV - FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE TOM ADAMS; AIRCRAFT; EVERGLADES

253628
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:50; b&w; sound and silent; V-193 CA265; S.1239
Description
This is a work film from WFSU-TV consisting of three segments. The first segment features Florida Secretary of State Tom Adams commenting on the reorganization of the Florida Secretary of State's office. This segment has some audio distortion from magnetic sound stripe deterioration. In the second s...

MIAMI PREVIEW

253323
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:05; color; sound; V-51 BA059; S. 828
Description
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Eve...

FLORIDA SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE

253096
Date
mid 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:00; color; sound; V-88 DA045; S.828
Description
This film shows fishing in the Gulf, the Atlantic and among mangroves near Key Largo. Viewers see snook, tarpon and bonefish. It also shows quail hunting with dogs. While hunting, the men use horses and a Willys Jeep outfitted with seats on the roof and on the front fenders. There is also bass fishi...

Frank A. Turosik Wildlife Home Movies

296313
Date
1971
Collection
Video
Description
This is a series of short 16mm home movies shot by Ohio native and WWII veteran Frank Turosik during his travels through Florida in the early 1970s. Turosik's love of nature is obvious, as the majority of footage is of birds and other animals at wildlife refuges and nature trails. Film locations inc...
Video Details
20:18; color; silent; V-259; DA147

OKEE-SIMMEE FISH CAMP

253357
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:40; color; silent; V-114 BA202; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of a fish camp called Okee-Simmee, located on Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Viewers see many small outboard boats, two sea planes, Boy Scouts, skeet shooting and aerials of the Everglades.

FISHING FOR FUN

253026
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
21:00; color; sound; V-89 CA224; S. 828
Description
This film is all about sport fishing. It starts out in Northern Michigan, then goes to a lake in New Jersey. Then, the action moves to Miami, showing fishing for sailfish in the Atlantic. Viewers also see bonefishing in the flats offshore and tarpon fishing in the mangroves along the Everglades. Som...

FLORIDA FOR FUN AND PICTURES

253058
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:15; color; sound; V-6 DA019; S. 828
Description
This film shows a steamboat replica on the Suwannee River, shell collecting on Sanibel Island, an Ormond Beach antique car, races at Daytona, and other scenes on a tour of Florida. Every now and then someone is seen taking movies or still photos. There is good NASA footage of activity at Cape Canave...

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