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

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

232396
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
08:12; color; sound; V-192; flba010; S. 1579; Media 1980-1
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy B...
Type
Moving Image

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

Hotel Beach Party

253257
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-124 BA007; S. 828
Description
Katherine Spaak, Kevin McCarthy, Gypsy Rose Lee, Henny Youngman, Richard Conte, Merle Oberon, columnist Virginia Graham, producer Wendel Mays, author Arthur Hailey, director Richard Kline and costume designer Edith Head all attend the press premiere of the film "Hotel." Everyone meets the reporters ...

Florida State University History (Part 1)

253108
Date
1975
Collection
Video
Description
Raw footage of Florida State University throughout 1975 featuring a swim meet at the Union Pool, FSU Flying High Circus students training and practicing, and scenes from the FSU Circus summer program for children. The video also shows 1975 Earth Day festivities on the FSU Union Green (keynote speak...
Video Details
11:41; color; silent; V-133 CA252; S. 1239

Jake Gaither - The Best Ever

253140
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither, former football coach and athletic director at Florida A&M University, reflects on his career as a coach. He stresses the effect that treating his players with respect had on his success with them and with people in general. He remarks that his former players are his fam...
Video Details
8:13; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA232; S.1239

Naples Goes Buggy

253344
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts with a family frolicking in the surf at Naples Beach, then shows the Swamp Buggy Queen and her court. It then shifts to Caribbean Gardens, which features trained birds such as a duck that paddles a boat and plays a piano. Festivities start with a rifle shooting contest and parade in...
Video Details
14:39; b&w; sound; V-76 CA031; 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

Haines City High School Band

253227
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows how the Haines City High School Band came to fame and recognition. It takes the viewer to the Conn Instrument Company in Elkhart, Indiana to see brass horn manufacturing, including electronic testing, casting and assembly. The town of Haines City goes all out to raise money for unifo...
Video Details
26:27; color; sound; V-108 DA050; 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...

US Highway 27

253593
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film starts in Havana, Florida, showing tobacco growing. Then, it moves on to Tallahassee with the Capitol and FSU, the Grove (next to the Governor's Mansion), Killearn Gardens and beautiful flowers, the Floridian Hotel, the Cherokee Hotel and Wakulla Springs. Then, viewers see Perry, Suwannee,...
Video Details
12:25; color; sound; V-72 BA126; 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

Burt Reynolds Day in Tallahassee/ Ballet

253418
Date
14-Oct-75
Collection
Video
Description
Burt Reynolds is introduced at a FSU football game by university President Dr. Stanley Marshal, who holds a $50,000 donation check from Reynolds. Reynolds makes a short speech. Several other celebrities such as Lee Majors and Larry Csonka accompany him. There is footage of Reynolds and his entourage...
Video Details
13:48; color; silent and sound; V-202 BA308; S.1239

Taylor and Dixie County Logging

232406
Date
late 1930s - early 1940s
Collection
Video
Video Details
07:54; color; silent
Description
This rare home movie footage was shot in color by Charles L. "Buster" Borklund Jr. in Taylor and Dixie counties during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Borklund, an avid photographer, was an employee of Brooks Scanlon Lumber Company for 37 years, serving in many capacities, including timekeeper, paym...

Unusual World of Florida

253592
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with aerials of a Fort Lauderdale airboat ride, swamp buggies in Naples, Corkscrew Swamp, animals along the Wakulla River and Cypress Gardens. It then shows a chrysanthemum farm, Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine), Bok Tower and Citrus Tower. Stephen Foster Memorial is next with...
Video Details
12:53; color; sound; V-74 BA019; 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

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...

Killer is a Softie

267774
Collection
Video
Video Details
06:27; color; sound; BA123; V-255
Description
This promotional film by the Miami Seaquarium tells the history of Hugo, a killer whale at the Seaquarium. It documents: his capture and journey to the Seaquarium; his training; his loneliness; and the additions of Luanna and Lolita, a dolphin and a female killer whale, respectively, to his tank. B...
Type
Image

CAPTAIN KANGAROO FOR FLORIDA

252926
Date
11-Jun-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:50; b&w; sound; V-117 AA143; S. 828
Description
This film is two live segments of the "Captain Kangaroo" show. The Captain shows FDC promotional film clips and tells kids why it is fun to go to Florida and how they can get their parents to write for more information. These are kinescopes. Also see EA012 ("Today Show" Florida segments).

FLORIDA'S TREASURE COAST: ST. LUCIE COUNTY

253121
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:00; color; sound; V-175 S. 828
Description
This is a promotional film on St. Lucie County that begins with an overview of the different ecosystems in the county. The St. Lucie County Museum is featured and some history of the county is given. There are scenes of downtown Fort Pierce and the Great American Raft Race. Local artist A.E. "Beanny...

AERODEX

252866
Date
6-Nov-63
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:26; b&w; silent AA441; S. 828
Description
This film begins with shots of an airplane graveyard, then shifts to a factory where men are shown assembling aircraft engines. The location of the manufacturing plant is unknown. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

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.

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.

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.

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