Junior Sailing Regatta

246474
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is footage of a sailing regatta in the Gulf of Mexico. The Junior Yacht Club (under 18 years of age) is featured in this film. The film shows two boys in the St. Petersburg area on the beach enjoying horseshoe crabs, roasting oysters and boating in a cypress swamp. The film ends with sc...
Video Details
1950s / 3:00; B&W; sound; V-168 S. 828

Five of Florida's Finest

253027
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film tells about five attractions in the St. Petersburg area: the Aquatarium, Tiki Gardens, Sunken Gardens, HMS Bounty and the London Wax Museum.
Video Details
13:27; color; sound; V-91 BA189; 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

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rolli...
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828

International Champions

267766
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The focus is on the 1967 Florida Derby, a race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, and the special events surrounding the race. These events include: a fashion show; water skiers from Cypress Gardens; a wild animal rac...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; CA099; V-254

National Governors' Conference

232454
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes from the 1963 National Governors' Conference, held July 21-24 at the Hotel Deauville in Miami Beach, Florida. The film begins with scenes of a pressroom with reporters hard at work. It then shifts to shots of George Wallace, Alabama; Farris Bryant, Florida; and Nelson Rockefel...
Video Details
26:10; B&W; sound; V-62 DA032; 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

Snowman’s Holiday

253512
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This might be one of the silliest concepts ever filmed. A snowman and snowwoman visit Miami. They fish, visit the Miami Seaquarium, watch alligator wrestling at Tropical Gardens, see cobra milking at the Miami Serpentarium, monkeys at Monkey Jungle, Vizcaya, the Torch of Friendship, and Parrot Jungl...
Video Details
14:00; b&w; sound; V-65 CA081; S. 828

Spans Across the Bay Celebration

253517
Date
Jul-49
Collection
Video
Video Details
20:47; b&w; silent; V-66 CA061; S. 828
Description
A man at a lunch counter reads the St. Petersburg Times and another getting a haircut also reads a paper. Then the film shows a yacht cruise, several boats and a helicopter. Lots of boats follow. They come to a marina where there is a bit of handshaking, then they get in cars for a motorcade. The mo...

Florida State Prison: Home Movies, Part 1

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231

Florida's Emerald Isle, Marco Island

232443
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with people enjoying the surf, a visit to a shell mound, and a visit to the only modern home in the island's interior. The film also examines the coco plum fruit, French mulberry plant, wild coffee plants and other plants. Viewers see locations such as Snook Haven Marina, Snook Hole...
Video Details
13:20; color; sound; CA023

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...

Wakulla Spring Scenes and Inauguration

253609
Date
1945
Collection
Video
Description
This film has quick shots of a glass house on the dock, followed by pans of the dock, beach, lodge and bathhouse. There are scenes along the river, scenes of birds, and a scene with a plane flying overhead. There are scenes of outgoing Gov. Spessard Holland at Gov. Millard Caldwell's inauguration. T...
Video Details
5:03; color; silent; V-158 WV-3

St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations

232403
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides extensive footage of the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Re...
Video Details
26:00; B&W; sound; V-157

World's Winter Strawberry Capital

253650
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows scenes of the State Fair, Plant City Strawberry Festival, local schools, churches, baseball spring training, golf, tennis, fishing, local businesses, banks, and city and county buildings. Viewers see train and bus transportation, as well as the airport, shopping center, post office, ...
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-83 CA117; S. 828

Wakulla Springs Promotional Comedy

296315
Date
1940
Collection
Video
Description
This film appears to show the making of a short promotional comedy for Wakulla Springs. The film begins with shots of a motion picture cameraman along with two young men in bathing suits on one of the Wakulla Springs swimming platforms with swimmers on the beach behind them. The cameraman switches l...
Video Details
2:14; color; silent; V-259; BA436a

Lemon Sun

267741
Collection
Video
Description
This film features highlights of the Ft. Myers/Lee County area as an attractive place to live and play. A full day is covered, showing workers beginning their day as the sun rises. As the day progresses, a variety of activities are shown, including: boating, golfing, skiing, playing at the beach, ...
Video Details
17:42; color; sound; CA060; V-251

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

Paradise Park

273952
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; B&W; silent
Description
Paradise Park was a segregated African-American resort located about a mile down the Silver River from the popular Silver Springs attraction near Ocala, Florida. The park was developed by Carl Ray and W.M. “Shorty” Davidson, co-owners of Silver Springs for nearly four decades. Paradise Park open...

Fabulous Florida

267702
Collection
Video
Description
This film offers a narrated tour of Florida, highlighting the North, Central and Southern regions. It features shots of: St. Augustine; Tallahassee; Jacksonville; Daytona Beach; Tampa; St. Petersburg; Palm Beach; Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Beach and Key West. The attractions mentioned include: Stephen F...
Video Details
28:17; color; sound; DA145; V-250
Type
Image

Daytona Beach Footage

267699
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with automobiles driving on Daytona Beach, then moves to the Daytona Speedway and footage of automobile racing, occasional shots of spectators, and pit stops. Near the end of the film, shots of boating, water skiing and golf, are randomly interjected into the footage.
Video Details
22:21; color; silent; CA210; V-250

Jai Alai, Dania

267707
Collection
Video
Description
Video Details
10:43; B&W; sound; AA001; V-251
Type
Image

Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and Flagler Beach State Park

267746
Collection
Video
Video Details
05:30; color; sound; s. 1825 Box 1, Film 3; V-253
Description
This film is a guided tour of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and Flagler Beach State Park. The narrator describes nearby attractions, such as Marineland on A1A, and provides a history of the park, which was once the plantation of General Joseph Hernandez. Scenes include: a park ranger walking t...
Type
Image

Anastasia State Park

267751
Collection
Video
Video Details
03:38; color; sound; s. 1825, Box 1, Film 5; V-253
Description
This film is a narrated public service announcement for Anastasia State Park off of U.S. 1 (AIA) near St. Augustine. The film begins with a driving scene through the park, showing campers and camping amenities, such as a playground and concession stand. A park ranger is shown playing along with ch...
Type
Image

Space Center Footage

267735
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:00; color; silent; BA180; V-251
Description
This silent footage shows a bus leaving and approaching a hangar. Other subjects shown include: a rocket on a flatbed; the Rocket Garden; the Kennedy Space Center visitor's complex; tourists in the parking lot area; and aerial shots of the beach.
Type
Image

Large Combo Reel

267783
Collection
Video
Video Details
34:59; color; silent; V-255
Description
This silent film consists of a variety of home movies. Scenes include parades featuring floats from the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce and Silver Springs, Shriner clowns with the Shriner clown car and an African-American marching band with majorettes. There are a number of family related scenes, inc...
Type
Image

PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL

253374
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; V-113 BA114; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a procession and church ceremony dedicated to the arts. Ballet rehearsals are shown, followed by the young dancers cavorting outside on the lawn. Finally, two dancers perform on-stage at the Palm Beach Playhouse. Produced by FDC.

WEST OF THE SUN

253627
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-126 CA141; S. 828
Description

THE ELLIOT STORY

253004
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:05; color; sound; V-3 CA070; S. 828
Description
This film shows a retired couple exploring the Daytona Beach area. In this fictitious account, the couple looks around by taking off in a Beechcraft Bonanza for an aerial view. Later, they see shopping areas, homes and churches. They see an antique car and the races. Then, they see dog racing, jai-a...

FUN IN THE SUNSHINE

253138
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-1 CA110; S. 828
Description
This film shows the beach, hotels, condos, schools, churches and shopping. Viewers also see Miami Beach Auditorium (home of the Jackie Gleason Show), Convention Hall, the library, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Seaquarium, Parrot Jungle and Monkey Jungle, where a chimp wears a Beatle wig and strums a gui...

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