MADEIRA BEACH GAY NINETIES CELEBRATION

253305
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:05; b&w; silent; V-79 BA109; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a small boat sailing, then a parade including Emmett Kelly in costume as Weary Willie. This is a civic celebration with a Gay Nineties theme. There are scenes of two girls with balloons eating candy apples and cotton candy while enjoying midway rides and the parade.

SOMETHING SPECIAL

253516
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:11; b&w; sound, V- 244 BA433; S. 828
Description
This film promotes Florida's tourist attractions and endorses National Airlines' non-stop air service to the Sunshine State. Footage includes beaches, Seminole Indians, tourist sites and fishing scenes. Produced by National Airlines and the Florida Development Commission.

TOMOKA STATE PARK

253572
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:45; color; sound, V-242 S. 1825 Box 1, #4
Description
This film discusses the history of Tomoka State Park and the surrounding area. There is a tour of the park's facilities and recreational areas. The film has great color quality. There are plenty of wildlife and nature scenes. Produced by the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials.

FLORIDA: GOLF CAPITAL

253060
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; color; sound; V-12 BA101; S. 828
Description
This film focuses on golf. It shows Doral Country Club, which includes pool, tennis and horseback riding. It also shows the Diplomat Hotel & Country Club, Hollywood Beach Hotel, and the Rolling Hills Lodge and Country Club. Various pros, including Sam Snead, are shown. On the west coast, viewers see...

GUIDED TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH

253223
Date
1956
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:30; color; sound; V-40 CA158; S. 828
Description
Two young ladies arrive from the Midwest on a DC-6 to vacation in Miami Beach. They rent a 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible from Hertz. They tan and visit Parrot Jungle to see trained parrots and a flock of flamingoes. They visit the Miami Seaquarium. At the hotel, a man skis in the pool and there...

CAPE FLORIDA: THE TREASURE OF KEY BISCAYNE

252923
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-36 CA008; S. 828
Description
In this film, the Goodyear Blimp takes off for a look at Cape Florida. The history of the area is told in reenactments of aborigines, pirates, salvagers and Seminoles. A story of a murder and a survival story are told. Then, viewers see tourists frolicking on the beach. Produced by Tel-Air Interests...

FLORIDA CONVENTION LAND

253043
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:20; b&w; sound; V-55 CA124; S. 828
Description
The American Society of Travel Agents meets in Miami, hosted by FDC. They party and sightsee at Monkey Jungle and Miami Seaquarium. Viewers see hospitality suites, awards, beach fun and business meetings. Produced by Peter Barton Productions; sponsored by FDC.

HOME MOVIE

253250
Date
1941
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:45; b&w; silent; V-150
Description
This film was taken in the Miami area in 1941. It shows scenes of a football game, baseball, fastpitch softball (men's and women's), children on a playground, dog racing, mermaids, a parade, a woman feeding a squirrel, people on a beach, spring training, Bok Tower, Indian Village, people stopped alo...

MIAMI PREVIEW

253323
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:05; color; sound; V-51 BA059; S. 828
Description
This film shows all sporting activities available in the Miami area. It also shows some nightlife, a Cuban Festival, the Orange Bowl, Vizcaya, cultural offerings, dining, shopping, the Miami Seaquarium and frolicking on the beach. Viewers also see Cape Florida State Park with the lighthouse, the Eve...

NATIONAL DOG DERBY

253346
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:36; b&w; silent, V-234 AA446; S.828
Description
This film features fun footage of kids and their dogs participating in races at the National Dog Derby at Miami's Orange Bowl Stadium. Miss Florida gives the winning dog a trophy and a few affectionate pats on the head. The film closes with a photo shoot of a model and a dog on the beach. The model ...

TWO ON AN ISLAND

253586
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:30; b&w; sound; V-43 AA097; S. 828
Description
A young couple drives their Chevy Impala Convertible, towing an outboard motorboat, for a visit to Fort DeSoto Park. They enjoy the beach and the Fort, launch their boat at the public ramp, find a place to hang out feeding the gulls and tanning, and then return.

THE WORLD'S PLAYGROUND

253648
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:36; b&w; sound; V-56 BA082; S. 828
Description
This film starts with a title sequence over fireworks, then moves to aerials of Miami Beach hotels. It shows all the fun to be had, including great nightclub stage show sequences. It also shows the Orange Bowl, a hydroplane race, horse and dog races and Jai-Alai. The narrator says "scuba diving" at ...

DUCKS AT WAKULLA SPRINGS

253001
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
10:12; color; silent; V-159 WV-9
Description
This film shows hundreds of ducks near the beach area of the spring.

SURPRISING ST. PETE

253544
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:25; color; sound; V-74 CA087; S. 828
Description
This film shows fun in the sun in St. Petersburg. Viewers see the Sunshine Skyway (two spans) and the City Pier. People fish, golf, ski, play tennis and ride horses. The film shows Kids and Kubs Softball Teams made up of men over 75 years old. There is lots of sailing, some scuba, and visits to the ...

BROWARD: THE GOLDEN COUNTY

252916
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-21 CA106; S. 828
Description
This film shows a little of Port Everglades and then other features in Broward County such as the airport, Pioneer City ("old west" attraction), crowds on the beach and fishing. It also shows hospitals, churches, condos, Nova University, some industry, pari-mutuel wagering, sports and nightlife. It ...

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MISS FLORIDA

252978
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:32; b&w; sound; V-96 BA168; S. 828
Description
Miss Florida, Gloria Brody, starts her day at the Colony Beach Resort in Sarasota and proceeds to visit other sites and attractions. She visits the Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Horn's Cars of Yesterday and the Circus Hall of Fame. Then, she shops on St. Armand's Key.

THE DISCOVERY OF ST. GEORGE ISLAND

252987
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:40; color; sound; V-25 DA018; S. 828
Description
Jose Ferrer is host and narrator, greeting the viewer from the dunes. He meets with professor William Rogers of the Florida State University History Department and hears the history of the area. Viewers see fishing boats and the causeway to the island. The film also shows footage of the annual seafo...

THE GREAT ADVENTURE

253219
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:45; color; sound; V-5 BA077; S. 828
Description
This is the same film as BA076 with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. There is no indication of which was the first edit or why changes were made. The film covers state universities, architecture, segregation and 1950s clothing styles.

HOME MOVIE

253251
Date
ca. 1950s
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:47; color; silent; V-149
Description
This film has scenes from central and south Florida. There are shots of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Miami and St. Augustine. There are scenes of peacocks, sailing, shuffleboard, children's baseball, Boy Scouts walking in a downtown area, Webb's department store in St. Petersburg, the beach, alligato...

POLLUTION

253388
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:00; b&w; silent; V-188 BA260; S.1239
Description
Swimmers frolic in the water at Wakulla Springs outside of Tallahassee. Alligators, birds and other wildlife from the springs also make an appearance. The camera follows a car on a narrow road, then slowly pans to a ditch filled with litter. Gentle waves roll over the sand at an anonymous beach loca...

TARPON CLUB SWIMMING AT WAKULLA SPRINGS

253556
Date
early 1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:34; color; silent; V-159 WV-8
Description
Tarpon Club women sun and play Ping-Pong. There is a view from a tower showing a "glass house" on the boat dock. There are scenes of synchronized swimming from the tower, followed by scenes shot at water level. There is a view of the tower. Then, the camera pans out to bowl. There are more formation...

CONQUISTADOR ARRIVING

252958
Date
11-Oct-79
Collection
Video
Video Details
6:27; color; silent; V-75 BA010; S. 828
Description
Actors dressed as a conquistador and a three-man crew arrive on a beach. A dinghy is overloaded and stuck in the sand. Then, when they are about to climb up a dune, cars drive through the background. The actors emote for the camera. This is composed of outtakes from another film. Sponsored by FDC.

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...

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...

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER SPORTS

253647
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-106 CA015; S. 828
Description
This film describes swimming, sailing and skiing using footage of the ski show at the New York World's Fair. A short ski lesson is given at the World's Fair site. Then, surfers at Daytona are featured. Scuba diving is next and the divers see a mermaid from Weeki Wachee. When they get back to the boa...

BOAT RACING, CYPRESS GARDENS

252905
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:22; b&w; silent; V-27 AA018; S. 828
Description
Five fiberglass dinghies with outboard motors race around the lake and canals at Cypress Gardens. One boat runs up on the shoreline by accident. There are no injuries or damage. Then, three small, single-driver hydrofoils race through the same areas and end by driving up on the beach at the finish l...

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...

FORT LAUDERDALE: VENICE OF AMERICA

253131
Date
1980
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:21; color; sound; V-1 BA052; S. 828
Description
In this film, many scenes of marinas, docks and canals give the feeling of life in Fort Lauderdale. Viewers see the Swimmer's Hall of Fame, Ocean World, frolicking in the surf, boating, neighborhoods, golfers, cruise ships and nightlife. There is no narration-just good photography and music througho...

MIAMI HITS A MILLION

253322
Date
8-Feb-62
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:27; b&w; sound; V-233 DA098; S. 828
Description
This is kinescope footage of a television program celebrating Miami's arrival at the one million marker in population. The program covers the entire history of Miami and its adjacent area. It contains loads of still images, as well as moving film of African-American laborers clearing mangroves at Mi...

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT 1965

253334
Date
Jul-65
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:37; color; sound; V-70 CA057; S. 828
Description
In this film, the contestants ride miniature cars, give a fashion show and have a press party. There is a "Little Miss Universe" Contest. As the main competition starts, newspaper columnist Earl Wilson and photographer Philippe Heelsman are seen. John Daly and Sally Anne Howse are TV hosts, while Ja...

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