Food for Tomorrow's World

253128
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the work at Hydroponics International where the "farmers" carry walkie-talkie radios and have an extensive lab to develop and test mineral solutions that modify the soil and result in optimum produce. Viewers see shots of a two-foot long bean developed here, as well as tobacco, ornam...
Video Details
7:15; b&w; sound; V-42 BA124; S. 828

Ski Champs in Action

232402
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows many water skiing tricks in order to demonstrate the performance of skis made by Cypress Gardens. Trick skis, ski shoes, a ski disc and barefoot skiing are demonstrated. Ski jumps are shown. A couple of jumps result in crash landings.
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; CA017, s.828

Littlest Mermaid

253300
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, a little girl learns how to do mermaid tricks at Weeki Wachee.
Video Details
6:55; color; sound; V-53 BA057; S. 828

Florida Santa

253090
Date
19-Dec-63
Collection
Video
Description
A Florida Santa presents gifts to two young girls and their mother near a palm tree in Cypress Gardens. He then departs in a small boat loaded with presents. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:16; b&w; silent; V-234 AA496; 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

Don't Hold Your Breath

252997
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-6 AA014; S. 828
Description
In this film, a mermaid at Weeki Wachee demonstrates breath control by diving to the bottom of the spring and performing a free ascent, holding her breath for a total of 2 minutes and 13 seconds. Sponsored by FDC.

Jai-Alai

253271
Date
4-May-79
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, jai-alai players talk about the equipment used to play their game. A promoter explains how bets are placed and winnings are distributed. The film has additional footage of jai-alai players in action. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
11:35; color; silent and sound; V-191 BA297; S.1239

Jerry Clower: "Hello Doyle"

327106
Date
1989-09-10
Collection
Video
Description
Video greeting from country comedian Jerry Clower to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner.
Video Details
2:30; color; sound; S1918

Florida Beaches: Paradise in Peril

232442
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film addresses efforts to save Florida's "greatest natural resource," its beaches, from erosion. Officials and scientists from the Florida Department of Natural Resources and the University of Florida's Oceanographic and Coastal Science Departments are shown researching erosion. The film shows ...
Video Details
18:35; color; sound; CA284

Murat House

253340
Date
20-Sep-72
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives the history of the Murat family, along with footage of the Murat house at the Junior Museum and the graves in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:49; color; sound; V-128 AA268; S.1239

McArthur Ice Cream Plant

253318
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
The McArthur Ice Cream Plant in Fort Lauderdale is shown in a step-by-step description of ice cream production. Sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-41 AA004; S.828

Springtime Tallahassee Parade

253527
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage of the 1978 Springtime Tallahassee Parade as it moves southward down Monroe Street. It includes scenes of spectators, floats, parade vehicles, vendors and a person dressed as an enormous carrot. It also includes footage of the Marine Corps Band playing the Marine Corps Hymn. Produced...
Video Details
4:03; color; sound; V-185 AA360; S.1239

La Belle the Beautiful

253288
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the Caloosahatchee River, canal digging and a brief shot of Thomas Edison. There are scenes of the good life in the area around La Belle. There are scenes of cattle herds, watermelon harvest, beekeeping, oil wells, the La Belle Chamber of Commerce and hunting with dogs.
Video Details
13:15; color; sound; V-59 CA078; S. 828

Four Thousand Winners

253134
Date
16-Apr-63
Collection
Video
Description
This film has horse racing footage at the Gulfstream Racetrack in Hallandale, Florida. The winning jockey and horse owner are shown receiving a trophy. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
1:12;b&w; silent, V-234 AA487, S. 828

Wonderful World of Florida Fashions

253646
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, checks out the garment industry in Miami. She narrates scenes of herself looking at fabric, patterns, sewing shops and a handbag manufacturer. Produced by FDC; sponsored by Florida Fashion Council.
Video Details
5:04; b&w; sound; V-42 AA093; S. 828

Care and Feeding of a Mermaid

232381
Date
December 1961
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how a young woman learns to be a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. Viewers see lessons in breath control, synchronized swimming, diet, modeling, announcing, and how to eat and drink underwater. Parts of a performance are shown. The film uses underwater photography.
Video Details
8:50; B&W; sound; V-8 BA009; 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

Ross Allen Reptile Institute

232386
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Ross Allen wrestles an alligator in the water. Seminoles play and work at Silver Springs. Francis Osceola wrestles an alligator on land. A woman wears a boa constrictor. A boy shops for a snake, and after rejecting an indigo snake, purchases another. Ross and his son Tom wrestle a 20-foot anaconda i...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-86; CA167, S. 828

Six-Gun Territory

232389
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at an old west attraction, Six-gun Territory. They have a steam engine train, gondola sky-ride and a saloon with cancan dancers. Other attractions include shoot-outs and American Indian dancers. Directed by Ricou Browning, who played the monster in "Creature from the Black Lag...
Video Details
13:27; B&W; sound; V-86; CA120; 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...

Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference

232405
Date
November 15, 1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with the arrival by limousine of Gov. Burns and Walt Disney at the Cherry Plaza Hotel (no sound). Gov. Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. They indicate that the initial investment will top California, sa...
Video Details
18:45; B&W; sound; CA181, 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

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

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

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an ov...

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

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: The 100 Before the World/Les Cents Devant Le Monde

232422
Date
1989
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Florida A&M University is the sole representative of the United States in France's 200th Bastille Day Parade in Paris. This film covers FAMU's participation in the parade from day one. It shows the band practicing, sightseeing, interacting with other participants, and participating...
Video Details
21:10; color; sound; V-167

Florida Cinderella

232426
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Miss Florida Pageant begins in Sarasota with the girls checking into a motel on Lido Beach. They get a room, roommate, a number, and a chaperone; then they get into bathing suits. They cavort and mug for the cameras, frolic in the surf, and practice for the big night. They pose, frolic some more...
Video Details
12:45; B&W; sound; BA120

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

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

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