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

Citrus Boulevard

252948
Date
1965
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a look at Highway 27 on the way to Miami. Viewers see: Silver Springs; Leesburg; the Citrus Tower with high scenic vistas of orange groves; and an amphibious vehicle. A model swipes an orange from a tree in the Governor's Grove where each tree, "belongs" to a state governor. The f...
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-10 BA113; S. 828

Florida Forward

253057
Date
Late 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
The key to the FDC collection, this film tells in Kodachrome the story of the Florida Development Commission and the materials they handle, including brochures, coupons and photos. It shows photographers at work with models. The cinematographer uses a Kodak Cine-Special and one photographer goes und...
Video Details
20:00; color; sound; V-6 CA044; S.1579

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

Florida's Land of Gracious Living

253078
Date
Oct-65
Collection
Video
Description
The script starts by asking, "What is land?" A long philosophical answer is given over scenes of life in Putnam County. The film shows farming, cattle, rodeo, sailing and bass fishing, including underwater photography. Viewers also see gladiolus farms, residences in Palatka, a utility plant, the Hud...
Video Details
13:20; b&w; sound; V-18 BA048; S.828

Florida's East Coast Holiday

232448
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows cities, attractions and things to do on the east coast of Florida. Producer Bill Beckley appears in a convertible leaving the airport at the start of the film. Viewers see the Daytona Speedway, Cape Canaveral, commercial growing, fishing for sailfish, a cruise ship and Miami hotels. ...
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-24 CA143; 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

Reflections of the Good Life

253415
Date
ca. 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows the good life in Palm Beach, including all the fun in the sun activities, as well as a giant slide, lawn bowling, ice skating, hockey, roller derby, the pari-mutuels, baseball spring training and polo. Viewers see electronics industries, a research submarine, agriculture, cattle, hor...
Video Details
13:31; color; sound; V-67 CA139; S. 828

Florida Derby Festival '82

253047
Date
1982
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, viewers see the Broward County area and pre-race activities, including a 10K run with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and runner Bill Rogers participating. There is a ball with Vice President Walter Mondale attending. The half-time show includes the FSU Flying High Circus. Viewers see a...
Video Details
13:51; color; sound; V-11 CA100; S. 828

The Miracle Strip

253326
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film about Fort Walton Beach begins with scenes of people frolicking on the beach and water skiing. The film also shows costumed "early Indians." Tourists just cannot seem to decide which fun activity to do. Viewers see "pirates" in a civic celebration. Kids have a treasure hunt on the beach. P...
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-94 CA159; 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

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

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

Kissimmee: Cow Capital of Florida

253286
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with shots of the Kissimmee Police force, which is only composed of five officers. Then, there are bumpy aerials of the town, including railroad cars and "downtown." The airplane used for the aerials is seen landing. Viewers see the Tropical Hotel, which seems to be full of cowboys....
Video Details
36:06; color; sound; V-103 EA011; S. 828

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

253551
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:10; color; sound; V-220 CA290; S. 828
Description
The importance of kindness, courtesy and patience is stressed in this comical look at the daily life of the hospitality industry. A tuxedo-clad "patron saint of good service" watches omnipotently as waiters, hotel operators, switchboard workers and airline receptionists in one city respond poorly in...

CHALLENGE OF THE '70s

252939
Date
5-Nov-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:15; color; sound; V-70 BA131; S. 828
Description
Various foreign ministers of tourism meet in Miami to discuss tourism promotion. They have breakfast in the Carillon Hotel, meet Miss Florida and confer. Translators, "just like at the UN," give simultaneous translations over headphones. They break for lunch and go by bus to the Miami Herald's new b...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT TOURISM REPORT

253185
Date
1961
Collection
Video
Video Details
29:38; b&w; sound; V-212 EA046; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope television footage of Gov. Bryant commenting on tourism and the benefits it brings to the state. Florida Development Commissioner Wendell Jarrard details the marketing strategies Florida uses to reach potential tourists. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - HOUSING AND AIRPORTS

253466
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA339; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains why he voted in favor of recent housing and airport construction legislation. Smathers explains that homebuilding is Florida's second greatest industry after tourism. He also details how federal aid for airport construction will boost Florida's tourism. At the conclusio...

CIRCUS OF SUMMER FUN

252947
Date
11-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:50; b&w; silent; V-95 AA149; S. 828
Description
This was a news piece about the FDC campaign called "Circus of Summer Fun," which was created to encourage tourism. In the film, a vacationing family is stopped and "arrested" by Tallahassee City Police and Florida Highway Patrol and rewarded with a free weekend at a motel in Fort Lauderdale. Produc...

AFRICA NEXT DOOR

252868
Date
1974
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:30; color; sound; V-19 CA123; S. 828
Description
This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.

AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION

252873
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:02; color; sound; V-240 CA288; S. 828
Description

ANNUAL FLORIDA PRODUCTS FESTIVAL

252878
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; silent; V-125 AA206; S. 828
Description
This film has scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the annual Florida Products Festival held in Orlando.

CARS OF YESTERDAY

252930
Date
Aug-61
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:28; color; silent; V-91 BA039; S. 828
Description
This film is outtakes from Horn's Cars of Yesterday in Sarasota, including interiors and exteriors.

FISHING FEVER

253022
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:25; color; sound; V-98 DA057; S. 828
Description
This film features freshwater and saltwater fishing with light tackle in Florida waters.

FLORIDA'S INLAND OCEAN

253075
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; color; sound; V-96 AA050; S.828
Description
This film has vistas of the waterways near Eustis, showing boating and fishing.

GOVERNOR HAYDON BURNS WITH ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS

253191
Date
31-Jan-66
Collection
Video
Video Details
16:00; b&w; sound; V-81 CA185; S. 828
Description

THE MAGIC OF DISNEY WORLD

253306
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film has many aerials and detail shots of the park, the customers, the amenities and the shows.
Video Details
29:05; color; sound; V-61 DA002; S. 828

THE NEW CYPRESS GARDENS

253350
Date
13-Jan-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:40; color; sound; V-71 BA147; S. 828
Description
This film shows all the features of Cypress Gardens. The film has a slight reddish-brown tint in some places.

ST. AUGUSTINE: CITY OF THE CENTURIES

253426
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:45; color; sound; V-86 CA089; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of St. Augustine.

TIME OF YOUR LIFE

253565
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:57; color; sound; V-107 BA072; S. 828
Description
This film shows all of the "fun in the sun" activities at Panama City Beach.

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