Mermaid Who Couldn't Swim

253319
Date
ca. 1964.
Collection
Video
Video Details
9:40; color; sound; V-103 BA070; S. 828
Description
This film tells the story of a girl applying to become a mermaid at Weeki Wachee. It shows behind-the-scenes situations. This particular girl supposedly cannot swim (except underwater). She learns to perform and reveals that she "can't swim," but it is okay and the film ends.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

253276
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Description
This film is adapted from the movie "Twilight World." There is excellent underwater footage, including hard hat diving, two-hose scuba, a re-breather with full-face mask, a two-person sub, a diver propulsion vehicle, divers with an octopus, a moray eel, an underwater photographer, a Spanish wreck an...
Video Details
20:50; color; sound; V-38 CA040; S. 828

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

Ivan Tors Studios in Miami

232437
Date
ca. 1966
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tour of Ivan Tors Studios, showing behind-the-scenes manufacturing, equipment, wardrobe, stages and special effects. There is great underwater footage, including reefs, animals, camera crew and props from "Thunderball." Viewers see Ivan Tors, actor Lloyd Bridges and Flipper.
Video Details
10:30; color; sound; BA031

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239

Florida State University History (Part 4)

253111
Date
1977-1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows Bernard Sliger, as new president, at a press conference, aerial footage of the campus, Homecoming 1977, the crowning of 1977 Homecoming Chief Charlie Crist and Princess Ginger White, Bobby Bowden speaking, and interior views of dormitories. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:00; color; sound; V-132 CA255; S.1239

Florida State University History (Part 3)

253110
Date
1977-1978
Collection
Video
Description
The film shows some scenes of the area of the Chi Omega murders, the jazz band practicing, stadium construction, science labs and the football program (with Bobby Bowden, Jimmy Jordan and Ron Sellers). There is no sound in this portion. There is also some men's track coverage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:00; color; some sound; V-132 CA254; S.1239

North Miami Beach: Gateway to Interama

232459
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Claude Kirk introduces this film about North Miami Beach. Viewers see the environment and life in this area, including places of worship, schools, hospitals, banks, the library, and neighborhoods. There are exteriors of Studio City and Capital Film Labs. The film shows horse racing at Gulfs...
Video Details
14:55; color; sound; V-76 CA065; S. 828

A View of Tallahassee

253599
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains aerial and street footage of Tallahassee. There are aerial scenes of Florida State University campus, including shots of Doak Campbell Stadium. The Capitol is seen prior to the construction of the tower and north and south wings. There is also footage of the Northwood Mall area wi...
Video Details
4:31; color; silent; V-185 AA352; S.1239

Gulfstream: Home of Champions

267771
Collection
Video
Description
This film, narrated by Bob Weaver, promotes the Gulfstream Park horse racing venue. The film highlights the operation of the park, including the track; stables and clubhouse; training of the horses; filing entries for racing; and the management of racing stewards. Races featured in the footage incl...
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; CA164; V-254

Carrabelle Police Station

252928
Date
January 1980
Collection
Video
Description
This is a short piece done by NBC's "Today Show" on the police department in Carrabelle, Florida. Anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw introduce reporter Tony Guida, who does the story. It includes an interview with Marvin Braswell, the police chief, and good footage of the town. The story focuses on ...
Video Details
5:00; color; sound; V-141

Herstore/ CPR

253231
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
The staff of Herstore, a Tallahassee feminist specialty store and information center, celebrate their one year anniversary and comment on their accomplishments. The staff reports that local citizens have participated and shown their support. The film has additional silent footage of some of the shop...
Video Details
12:56; color; silent and sound; V-189 BA271; S.1239

Homosassa Springs

253255
Date
ca. 1971
Collection
Video
Description
Goat Island, a colony of monkeys and aquatic birds, is seen on the jungle boat ride at Homosassa Springs. The nature trail has otters, deer, goats and a hippo. There is an orchid greenhouse. Gators in a lagoon are fed by a woman dressed as an "Indian maiden" who dangles fish from a string. Also see ...
Video Details
14:50; color; sound; V-36 CA082; S. 828

Twenty Years of NASA

253585
Date
September 11, 1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a brief overview of the 20-year history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It includes historical footage of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs. There are scenes of a spacewalk, astronauts on the moon and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of July 1975 whe...
Video Details
4:43; color; sound; V-185 AA351; S.1239

Pine Tree Festival

253383
Date
19-Oct-63
Collection
Video
Description
This civic celebration in Perry was attended by Sen. Spessard Holland and Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Connor. The children hunt for pennies in a sawdust pile and try to walk a tightrope. Women participate in a log-sawing contest. Then, the men have their turn. Sponsored by FDC.
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-49 AA047; S. 828

Hialeah: An American Racing Tradition

253232
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a look at some horse breeding farms in Ocala where viewers see the big winner, Carry Back. The film also shows a horse auction and horses in training at the track. Two trainers, Jim Fitzsimons and H.A. Jones, offer testimonials on the importance of Hialeah. The film uses a pie ...
Video Details
16:00; color; sound; V-57 CA084; S. 828

Buccaneer Conquest of Tampa

252918
Date
late 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, "pirates" capture hostages, hoist a jolly roger and start the Gasparilla Celebration in Tampa. Viewers see "pirates" being made up. Some attack the Goodyear Blimp and the rest ride into town aboard the three-masted ship Jose Gaspar. There is a parade and the crowning of the new "King G...
Video Details
13:02; color; sound; V-21 BA069; S. 828

Florida State University History (Part 6)

253113
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU football players Ron Simmons and Jimmy Jordan, along with Coach Bobby Bowden. There are scenes of women's volleyball, men's basketball, water skiing on Lake Bradford (The Reservation), the Marching Chiefs and ROTC training. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
23:00; color; silent; V-127 CA257; S.1239

Tennis Everyone

253561
Date
late 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film explains why tennis has become such a popular sport. There is a description of basic strokes and interviews with tennis players and instructors. The players in the film say that diet and exercise are essential to being a good tennis player, and they encourage aspiring players to drink Flor...
Video Details
13:07; color; sound; V-99 BA038; S. 828

The Adventures of X-14

232407
Date
ca. 1965
Collection
Video
Description
An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels the alien sees beaches, homes, water skiers, a marina, Criswell's Money Museum, the London Wax Museum, the Aquatarium, the fishing pier, and fishing party boats. The alien then becomes a pelican, gets ...
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; CA058, s.828

You Got to See Florida

232418
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with Florida agriculture, including papaya and sugarcane. Viewers see farming on reclaimed Everglades muck land and imported grass from India is mentioned. The film shows cattle herds on a "man-made Pampas that a few years ago were swamp." Tern rookeries on Bird Island, Marine Studi...
Video Details
23:45; color; sound; DA028, 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

Coral Gables: The Global City of the Future

252961
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a man navigating his yacht through a typical Coral Gables neighborhood with large houses on canals, swimming pools and docked boats behind each. He gets home, greets the kids, has a quick shower, gives the wife a peck on the lips, and then he is on a jet to Paris. The host/narr...
Video Details
15:06; color; sound; V-14 CA063; 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

Florida Folk Festival 1955

232393
Date
1955
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville scho...
Video Details
18:30; B&W; silent; V-198; flca006; S.1579; Media 1979-23
Type
Moving Image

Florida Folk Festival 1958

232394
Date
1958
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread...
Video Details
8:41; B&W; sound; V-193; flba007; S. 1579; Media 1979-13
Type
Moving Image

The Orange: Fruit of Life

253364
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:00; color; sound; V-64 BA104; S. 828
Description
This film chronicles the history of oranges, beginning with animation showing that, "Once upon a time... a miracle occurred and the first orange was born." Then, actors in Spanish costume eat oranges in the oldest-budded orange grove in America, near St. Augustine. Actors dressed as "Indians" jog th...

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

Florida Folk Festival 1964

253053
Date
30-Jun-64
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival...
Video Details
13:03; color; sound; V-203 FLBA003; S. 1579; Media 1979-9
Type
Moving Image

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

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