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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Circus World logo.

92375
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01547

Circus World "Participation circus".

92407
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01579

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

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

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

Circus World entrance sign.

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

Roller coaster at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92399
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01571

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

92420
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01592

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

92440
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01612

Ferris wheel amusement ride at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92550
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01723

Florida Orange Chiffon Pie.

332929
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PC15008

International teachers on a boat tour - Winter Haven, Florida

57457
Date
1958
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
c028584b

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

Polar bears in the water at Circus World - Orlando, Florida.

92437
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01609

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

92472
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01644

People petting donkeys at the Circus World theme park zoo in Orlando, Florida.

92544
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01717

Trapeze artists performing at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92360
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01532

Tightrope walker performing at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92361
Date
Between 1973 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01533

Florida Hurricane roller coaster at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92365
Date
Between 1978 and 1986
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01537

Clown on merry-go-round at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92369
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01541

Child feeding donkeys at the Circus World theme park in Orlando, Florida.

92373
Date
1977
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
COM01545

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