Esther Williams (1921-2013)

259748
Date
1921 2013
Collection
Blog Posts
at Cypress Gardens, built as a set

Banker Phil Lucy obtaining hosiery from vault for Trooper C. W. Keith to transport to Cypress Gardens - Winter Haven, Florida.

18486
Date
1943
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR77401
, owner of Cypress Gardens

Dining patio at edge of Lake Suzanne - Chalet Suzanne, Lake Wales, Fla.

162989
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PC5076
. Between Bok Tower and Cypress

Richard D. Pope Sr. presenting Governor Collins with gag gift during cabinet meeting - Tallahassee, Florida

78853
Date
1960?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C036008
was the developer of Cypress Gardens

Governor Charley E. Johns and men admiring photograph of citrus beauties

128311
Date
1953
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
GV000640
(developer of Cypress Gardens

Governor Charley E. Johns discussing matters with some men

128677
Date
Between 1953 and 1955
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
GV019452
(developer of Cypress Gardens

Carnac the Magnificent

255864
Date
October 1, 1962
Collection
Blog Posts
Pope at Cypress Gardens

B.R. Fuller and Bee Mueller, 1957 Queen of the Florida Products Festival - Tallahassee, Florida

74134
Date
1957
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
C024399
Bee Mueller of Cypress

Employee on staircase with beverages at Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, Florida.

259046
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PC07289
and Cypress Gardens".

Close-up view of Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, Florida.

259144
Date
Between 1931 and 1940
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PC07342
to Cypress Gardens and Bok Tower."

Danes Visit Clermont 2

267780
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:44; color; silent; V-255
Description
This footage features female skiers with Danish, and "People to People," flags skiing at Cypress Gardens. The footage also includes: people playing in the water; sitting in what appears to be a theater or conference room; a table display on Denmark at the Cooper Memorial Library; a woman sewing Dan...
Type
Image
skiing at Cypress Gardens

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...
Cypress Gardens (Winter

GOV. HAYDON BURNS CABINET MEETING; RE: WORLD'S FAIR SKI SHOW SUCCESS

253187
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:55; b&w; sound; V-70 DA039; S. 828
Description
This Cabinet meeting with Gov. Burns includes mention of supplemental federal disaster relief to Florida of $1 million for hurricane damage. Charles Campbell (chairman of the FDC and the Executive Committee of New York World's Fair Authority) is introduced, as well as the rest of the World's Fair Au...
sponsored by Cypress Gardens

HAINES CITY HIGH SCHOOL BAND

253227
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:30; color; sound; V-108 DA050; S. 828
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...
is held at Cypress Gardens

LAKE WALES- CROWN JEWEL OF SCENIC FLORIDA

253293
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-207 BA323; S. 828
Description
This is a film promoting the tourist attractions, business opportunities and "fun in the sun" lifestyle of Lake Wales. Viewers see tourist attractions such as Mountain Lake Sanctuary, The Great Masterpiece (a towering copy of da Vinci's "Last Supper"), Casa De Josefina, Spook Hill and the skiers at ...
at Cypress Gardens. The film shows

TODAY SHOW: TWO FLORIDA STORIES

253569
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; b&w; silent; V-87 BA108; S. 828
Description
The first story shows life in Florida in the 1950s. Residences, industries, attractions and pastimes are seen. The film is produced as a "Today Show" "feature." Viewers see the Apalachicola River and Woodruff Dam, the Everglades, Seminoles, Jacksonville scenes and Miami scenes. The second story foll...
Cypress Gardens (Winter

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
Cypress Gardens (Winter

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
Cypress Gardens (Winter

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
Cypress Gardens (Winter

Florida Commercials

253042
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
0:45 each; b&w; silent; V-11 BA041; S. 828
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...
Cypress Gardens (Winter

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
Cypress Gardens (Winter

Disney: Yesterday and Tomorrow

232421
Date
April 23, 1966
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Haydon Burns introduces our "new neighbor" Walt Disney. Uses clips from Disney TV and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. Also uses scenes of Disney-created exhibits at the New York World's Fair. Shows color/sound footage of Orlando pres...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; BA155
Dick Pope of Cypress Gardens

GOV. HAYDON BURNS PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORLD'S FAIR

253188
Date
4-Feb-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:50; b&w; sound; V-111 DA036; S. 828
Description
Gov. Burns announces the addition of an 8,000 seat, $20 million amphitheater to the Florida exhibit at the New York World's Fair. The amphitheater will be used to feature the water ski show and all aspects of Florida. Admission to the exhibit will be free to make up for poor attendance in 1964. Char...
of Cypress Gardens and Chairman

International teachers on a boat tour - Winter Haven, Florida

57457
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
c028584b
Cypress Gardens (Fla)

View of big tent at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92551
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01724
included SeaWorld and Cypress

Circus World logo.

92375
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01547
included SeaWorld and Cypress

Circus World "Participation circus".

92407
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01579
included SeaWorld and Cypress

View of an amusement ride at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92366
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01538
included SeaWorld and Cypress

View showing visitors at the Circus World theme park - Orlando, Florida.

92371
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01543
included SeaWorld and Cypress

Circus World entrance sign.

92380
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01552
included SeaWorld and Cypress

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