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1. ACCORDING TO SNOWBALL n.d.

7:40; color; sound; V-19

BA075; S. 828
This film is narrated from the viewpoint of an American egret named Snowball who lives on the river at Weeki Wachee. The film shows osprey, limpkin and gallinule, including shots of gallinule nesting. The plot of the film is as follows: A gallinule nest floats away due to the wake of a tour boat. The egret calls for help. A ranger comes to rescue the bird in an outboard and returns the nest to safety. Produced by Weeki Wachee for the Game and FreshWater Fish Commission.

2. ACTION CENTER USA 1960s

14:30; color; sound; V-19

CA041; S. 828


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 shows industries, schools, churches and cultural opportunities. The wife has leisure time "to pursue her favorite pastime—shopping." Entertainment is shown, including both professional and amateur sports. Produced by Tel-Air Interests for the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.

3. THE ADVENTURES OF X-14 n.d.

14:30; color; sound; V-19

CA058; S. 828


An alien from space lands in St. Petersburg Beach and assumes the form of a kitten. In its travels it sees the 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 becomes a pelican, gets a free meal and then flies around to show aerials of the area. The community center and an art show at the Suntan Art Center are shown. Fort DeSoto Park, motels, restaurants, golf and more boating are next, with the filmmaker, Bill Beckley, driving a powerboat. The alien decides to stay and assumes the form of a porpoise at the Aquatarium. Produced by Bill Beckley for the Florida Development Commission and the St. Petersburg Beach Chamber of Commerce.

4. AERODEX November 6, 1963

1:26; B&W; silent

AA441; S. 828


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.

5. AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION 1964

5:00; B&W; sound; V-45

AA138; S. 828


This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Gov. Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.

6. AFRICA NEXT DOOR 1974

13:30; color; sound; V-19

CA123; S. 828


This film shows a visit to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Viewers see lots of animals, lots of rides, lots of tourists and the brewery.

7. AFRICAN AMERICAN FARMERS 1979

19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218

CA315; S.1239


This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.
8. ALLIGATOR! n.d.

14:20; color; sound; V-23

CA043; S. 828
This film describes the alligator as a keystone species. It introduces the symbol of the Flood Control District, a cartoon alligator called Freddy. The film describes the job of the Flood Control District. Viewers learn that alligators help the Flood Control District by digging holes that become storage ponds. This natural history film shows most of the Everglades residents while promoting the Flood Control District.

9. ALL IN FUN 1964

14:00; B&W; sound; V-23

BA054; S. 828


In this film, viewers learn about the dolphins that performed at the New York World's Fair. It shows crew from the Miami Seaquarium netting and training them. Viewers also see a sea lion perform. The film includes scenes of performances that were also used in CA071, “Number One at the Fair,” in color. Produced by FDC.

10. ALL US KIDS LOVE FLORIDA July 23, 1962

6:20; B&W; sound; V-92

BA191; S. 828


This film shows the Diplomat Hotel and Country Club, featuring the supervised children's activities available there. The kids play in the pool, have swimming lessons, play pingpong and learn some dance steps. They participate in other activities, including a field trip to a Seminole Village, allowing their parents to enjoy themselves.

11. ALL US KIDS LOVE FOOTBALL 1960s

1:40; B&W; silent; V-233

AA423; S. 828


This film shows young boys in Miami participating in a punt, pass and run football field meet sponsored by Ford P. P. & K. Corporation. The film ends with a few boys receiving prizes for their skills. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.

12. ROSS ALLEN REPTILE INSTITUTE 1960s

14:30; color; sound; V-86

CA167; S. 828


Ross Allen wrestles a less-than-lively 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 in the water. A rattle snake is milked. The film then shows the rest of Silver Springs, including Bartlett's Deer Ranch, Carriage Cavalcade and Prince of Peace Memorial, and ends with synchronized swimming. The film features underwater photography. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.

13. ALTHA CHIEF OF POLICE/JAPANESE CLOTHING/ WILLIAM WATSON CERAMICS 1978

10:49; color; sound and silent; V-187

BA241; S.1239


This film consists of three segments. The first deals with the chief of police of Altha, Florida, who comments on his “no-crime lawman” reputation. Viewers see him visit an elderly lady on his rounds, then a short interview with his wife. He then discusses his philosophy of maintaining law and order. The next segment features Asian women dressed in traditional Chinese and Japanese attire. They model outfits outdoors and indoors while drinking tea and playing a Chinese harp. The final segment features a collection of William Watson’s ceramic vases on display at the LeMoyne Gallery in Tallahassee. Several close-ups reveal the detail in many of the pieces. Produced by WFSU-TV.

14. AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 1970s

14:02; color; sound; V-240

CA288; S. 828


Sports announcer Pat Summerall narrates this marketing film on Amelia Island Plantation, “where nature mixes with golf, swimming pools and frozen pina coladas – all the things that make civilization worthwhile.” All the natural and man-made amenities of the island are featured, including its many recreational benefits, the Amelia Island Conference center and its official role as home of the Women’s Tennis Association Championships. Professional tennis players John and Chris Everett Lloyd cameo with a testimonial spot.

15. AMERICAN CHALLENGE AT DAYTONA AND SEBRING n.d.

27:50; color; sound; V-23

DA007; S. 828


This film shows sports car races, including the Daytona Continental 2000K Race and the Sebring 12-hour Grand Prix. Viewers see a Shelby Ford GT Cobra and a Lotus IV driven by Dan Gurney. Other drivers include Bob Bondurant. The Sebring race includes the Chaparral Car and a LeMans start. The Goodyear Blimp is also shown. Produced by Dynamic Productions; sponsored by Goodyear.

16. ANASTASIA STATE PARK Late 1960s

3:25; color; sound; V-238

S.1825 Box 1, #5


This film features scenes of Florida’s Anastasia State Park. Footage includes shots of the park’s facilities, campground and beach. The film has excellent color quality. Produced by the Florida State Board of Parks.

17. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 1960s

24:15; color; sound; V-209

CA267; S. 828


This film offers a melodramatic countdown of the 10 days leading up to March 3, 1862, when Union forces discovered that Confederate troops had abandoned Fort Duncan Lamont Clinch without a fight. The narrator recounts the fort’s history and its gradual decline in defenses and troop occupation. The camera pans around the deserted fort as the narrator describes the peaceful taking of the unarmed and unmanned fort. The film also relates the story of an escaped slave who rowed out into the harbor to inform Union troops that the fort had been deserted. Produced by Compass Twelve Productions and WFGA-TV of Jacksonville.

18. ANIMAL KINGDOM: ALLIGATOR ADVENTURE 1970s

24:10; color; sound; V-245

DA099; S. 828


This episode of the popular television series “Animal Kingdom focuses on the American Alligator. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish officers Ronald Davis and William King track down two poachers who are illegally hunting and skinning alligators to sell the hides on the black market. Shot in the Wakulla River area, this film also contains extensive footage of Florida wildlife. Produced by Bill Barrud Productions.

19. ANNUAL FLORIDA PRODUCTS FESTIVAL 1950s

4:40; B&W; silent; V-125

AA206; S. 828


This film has scenes of visitors enjoying exhibits at the annual Florida Products Festival held in Orlando.

20. ANODYNE 1960s

5:15; B&W; sound; V-125

AA210; S. 828


This film shows the process of making metal nameplates using chemicals instead of normal printing processes.

21. ANTIQUE CAR MEET AT ORMOND BEACH n.d.

13:35; color; sound; V-17

CA132; S. 828


This is a film about the annual antique car meet at Ormond Beach. Old cars, some very rare, some driven by people in costumes, race through obstacle courses and along the beach. They have an awards presentation. Produced by McDavitt of Daytona Beach; sponsored by the Birthplace of Speed Association and the Office of Public Information of the Daytona Beach Resort Area.

22. APALACHEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE n.d.

4:50; color; sound; V-130

AA 267; S. 1239


The film begins with distant views of the institution. It shows prisoners at work cleaning chickens, collecting eggs, cooking in the kitchen, doing woodwork, and playing basketball and baseball.

23. APALACHICOLA RIVER/WATER MARKS n.d.

29:15; color; sound; V-131

BA064; S.1239


This film has beautiful footage of the river and the surrounding land. It shows a clean, undeveloped river. The film introduces Aunt Bell, the beekeeper who lives on the water's edge. There is excellent footage of the honey industry, fishing and river wildlife. There are views of Apalachicola and the great seafood industry. Viewers see a black family pig farming and fishing upriver. The film addresses the issue of damming the river. Produced by WFSU-TV.

24. APOLLO AND GEMINI n.d.

30:00; color; silent; V-128

DA065; S.1239


This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a space walk. Produced by WFSU-TV.


25. ART ON THE GOLD COAST May 28, 1964

3:20; B&W; sound; V-92

AA126; S.828
This film shows Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach and the art show held there. The show is described as "a carnival of canvas to please the curious and the connoisseur." Produced by Tel-Air Interests; sponsored by FDC.

26. ART ON THE MIRACLE STRIP n.d.

4:50; B&W; sound; V-26

AA06; S. 828


In this film, viewers enjoy the Pensacola Arts Festival by following Sue Scarborough, reigning Miss Citrus Queen. Viewers see a silhouette cutter, a sidewalk portrait painter and a seamstress. The modern artist has, "no beret, no smock and definitely no long hair." A wood carver with a chisel is shown. Produced by FDC.

27. ASOLO THEATER COMEDY FESTIVAL 1960s

12:55; B&W; sound; V-93

BA107; S. 828


This film details the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, telling how it came to Sarasota. It shows the wig and costume departments, scenery change techniques, parts of several plays and an actor putting on makeup. The director of the theater, Richard Fallon, is also shown. Produced and sponsored by FDC.

28. ASTROLOGY May 6, 1977

12:05; color; sound; V-187

BA236; S.1239


A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local African-American astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the ”scientific” astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The segment ends with a tarot card demonstration. Produced by WFSU-TV.

29. AZALEA FESTIVAL n.d.

4:20; color; sound; V-26

AA085; S. 828


This film shows homes and flowers in Palatka, a cookout, a hydroplane race and a beauty pageant. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by the Jaycees of Palatka.

30. RED BARBER n.d.

1:50; color; sound; V-244

AA465; S.1239


This film features shots of legendary sports announcer Red Barber at a FSU function, preparing for a radio broadcast, at a sporting event and at home with his wife. Produced by WFSU-TV.

31. ROSEMARY BARKETT 1985

4:10; color; sound; V-155

P93-013
This is a segment from WSVN/Miami Newscenter 7 of Gov. Bob Graham announcing his appointment of Rosemary Barkett to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Barkett is the first woman appointed to the court. She is greeted by Justice Joseph A. Boyd, who had a daughter attending law school at the time. Taking her new seat on the Court, Barkett describes the moment as, "a very moving event." Videotaped by Bradley White.

32. BASS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD n.d.

4:30; color; sound; V-26

AA082; S. 828
This film has scenes of fishing in Putnam County along the St. Johns River and the Rodman Reservoir. Viewers also see fish camps and some great catches. Produced by Hallmark International Releasing Group; sponsored by Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

33. THE BATHING BEACH AT SILVER SPRINGS n.d.

13:15; color; sound; V-95

BA157; S. 828


This film shows the beach at Silver Springs, a group of high school girls performing synchronized swimming and a busload of students from the University of Florida arriving to practice their water show. A film crew makes a Coca-Cola commercial showing a model drinking a Coke underwater. Then, a Jantzen bathing suit commercial is filmed. The film also shows a boat tour, Prince of Peace Memorial, Bartlett's Deer Ranch and the Carriage Cavalcade. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by Silver Springs.

34. BEACH BALL HOLIDAY n.d.

13:20; B&W; sound; V-17

CA004; S. 828


This film focuses on enjoying the sun and water in Fort Lauderdale. It includes aerials of the coast, hotels and a marlin fishing tournament. Produced by Guided Tours; sponsored by FDC and City of Fort Lauderdale.

35. BEACH HOTEL 1950s

1:25; color; silent; V-92

AA063; S. 828


This film shows a beach hotel shot from the water with colorful cabanas on the sand. The cars in the background indicate that it was made in the 1950s. The film can identifies Fort Lauderdale as the location.

36. BEAR HUNT/ NATURAL BRIDGE SCHOOL November 1977

12:31; color; sound and silent; V-189

BA267; S.1239


In this film, hunters describe how to search for bear tracks and how hunting dogs track bears. A Florida Fish & Game officer explains why bear hunting is allowed. A black bear appears in the road. Two hunters and the Fish & Game officer fire, but the bear escapes. This is followed by silent footage of bear tracks and hunters. Silent footage of the Natural Bridge School of Tallahassee facility and students concludes the segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.

37. BEAUTY IN THE DEEP n.d.

4:48; color; sound; V-27

AA084; S. 828


The mermaids at Weeki Wachee perform in this film. The film features great underwater photography.

38. BEAUTY IN THE DEEP January 21, 1961

4:50; B&W; sound; V-125

AA211; S. 828


This film begins with a performance by the mermaids at Weeki Wachee, as the narrator describes the control it takes for the performers to dive. There are scenes of eating and drinking underwater. ..i.underwater photography;

39. BEAUTY QUEEN, CYPRESS GARDENS n.d.

0:37; color; silent; V-26

AA020; S. 828


A beauty queen in a plantation gown is crowned by a man wearing an army uniform as other belles and servicemen look on. She stands and bumps her head on the top of her throne. She is crowned again in a medium shot and the group walks briefly along a path. There is some reticulation.

40. BEEKEEPER n.d.

12:25; color; sound; V-130

CA260; S.1239


This film shows step-by-step views of the honey industry. Produced by WFSU-TV.

41. BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE: A ROCK IN A WEARY LAND 1960s

26:55; B&W; sound; V-171

S 1239
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 Bethune.


There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with: Richard Moore (President); Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics); Herine Banks (Dean of Women); and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation).
Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.

42. BEYOND DISASTER 1972

28:30; color; sound; V-17

DA021; S. 828


This film begins with re-creation of the 1928 hurricane that tore apart the west coast of South Florida and killed over 2,000 people. It continues with details on the development of flood control measures as drought, fires and agriculture became problems in water control. It shows the head of the Flood Control District justifying measures taken and programs underway. Viewers see lab work, fieldwork, water hyacinth research and the planting of mangrove seedlings by dropping them from a helicopter. The film tells how careful the Flood Control District is in what it does. It shows their computer system and how efficient it will be. Viewers also see cloud seeding by the federal government. Produced by Key Productions; sponsored by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District.

43. BICENTENNIAL BETHUNE 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-239

AA429; S. 828


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's color has faded to red. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

44. BICENTENNIAL CAPE KENNEDY 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-239

AA431; S. 828


This film gives a brief historical look at Cape Kennedy, “Florida’s gateway to the final frontier.” It shows a rocket launch, the visitors center and several space exploration vehicles. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

45. BICENTENNIAL FORT CAROLINE 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-239

AA430; S. 828


This piece begins with a brief history of Fort Caroline, which was established by French Protestants in 1564. Showing footage of the reconstructed site, the narrator describes the Spanish assault on the fort and discusses Jacques LeMoyne, believed to be the first European artist to depict Native Americans. The film's color has faded to red. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

46. BICENTENNIAL PENSACOLA 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-239

AA432; S. 828


This film begins with a brief bicentennial review of Pensacola’s history. The film explains the 1698 founding of Pensacola by the Spanish and its transfer to the United States in 1821. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

47. BICENTENNIAL TAMPA 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-27

AA056; S. 828


Historic sites are shown in this public service announcement during the American Revolution Bicentennial. Viewers see Tampa Bay Hotel (University of Tampa) and a photo of Martinez Ybor. Sponsored by FDC and the Bicentennial Commission of Florida.

48. Bicentennial Viscaya 1976

1:00; color; sound; V-239

AA433; S. 828
This film begins with shots of James Deering’s Italian Renaissance-inspired vacation home, Viscaya. It mentions John Fisher’s exploits in Biscayne Bay and the Miami real estate boom, with additional still shots of Coral Gables and Hialeah. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

49. THE BIG SQUEEZE n.d.

4:20; color; sound; V-100

AA086; S. 828


This film tells about citrus production from tree to table in a short, but complete script.

50. BILL LUNDY – CIVIL WAR VET 1955

4:00; B&W; silent; V-125

AA185; M88-009


This film’s first scenes are of Bill Lundy, a Civil War veteran, on his 107th birthday. He is seen posing with a birthday cake and a small group of women and men in uniform. Next, he poses beside an Air Force jet fighter with its pilot, wearing a flight suit. Lundy also wears an Air Force helmet. He then poses with an old rifle as another man holds a machine gun. The next pose is with two WAFs. His final pose is with a bomber and its crew.

51. BIRDS OF A FLORIDA FEED TABLE 1950s

9:40; color; sound; V-20

BA029; S. 828


This film features footage of cardinals, blue jays, Florida blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, brown thrashers, painted buntings, doves, mockingbirds and quail visiting a feeder. The print has flash frames throughout and narration by the filmmaker. Produced by E.W. Dutton.

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