Visit Sarasota video spotlights Ringling Circus Museum
Visit Sarasota, the tourism marketing organization, has posted a new video that spotlights the Ringling Museum of the American Circus and the history of the Ringling Circus' winter quarters, established in Sarasota in 1927.
Tampa-St. Pete 1976 promotional video
Produced by the four Tampa-area newspapers, this 1976 promotional video starts as a comely young Chamber of Commerce or P.R. rep greets a football player or coach named "P.J. Hanrahan" at the airport and proceeds to school him in the greatness of the up-and-coming Tampa-St. Pete metropolitan area.
Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale
TV news report on record-setting Spring Break business in 1985 -- the year that triggered the crackdown and ended Spring Break as we knew it in Fort Lauderdale.
Mesmerizing Florida vacation films from 1942
Check out these color vacation films from 1942. According to the description, they were found as 16mm films at a garage sale in San Jose, California and digitized courtesy of The California Pioneers of Santa Clara County. Numerous Florida cities are shown.
Patrick Smith talks about 'A Land Remembered'
The late Patrick Smith, author of "A Land Remembered," talks about how he approached research for his celebrated book in this video by his son, Rick Smith. Click here for a schedule of Rick Smith's multimedia salute to his father's enduring novel.
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Floridians remember World War II
This video was produced for a 2003 exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center. It features Central Florida residents remembering their lives during World War II.
St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations in 1964
This film, produced by the Florida Highway Patrol, provides extensive footage of the 1964 St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Reverend Connie Lynch, Richard "Hoss" Manucy, and Klansman J.B. Stoner. It also includes scenes of the highway patrol sent in to assist local law enforcement officials. From the Florida Memory Project.
"America: The Prequel" - Untold story of St. Augustine
Commemorating the 450th anniversary of the settlement of St. Augustine, "America: The Prequel" is by Small Planet Pictures is slated for release this fall.
Where the Sun Reigns - A 1955 tour of Miami
When Miami-Dade County had "over a half a million residents!" Promotional film produced in 1955 under the supervision of the Dade County Commission and the Dade County Advertising Board
'70s-era promo: 'We've Got it Good'
"When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good" is the title of this Florida tourism promotional film that beckoned Northerners to escape their cold winters for a blast of sun and fun. Produced by A&R Films. From the Florida Memory Project web site.
Fireball Roberts wins '62 Daytona 500
From the Florida Memory Project. Click here to watch full video at the Florida Memory Project's web site.
Inside the Lost World: Africa U.S.A.
Before Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios, Boca Raton, Florida was the home of the first cageless zoo: Africa USA. Here's a teaser trailer for a new documentary by Florida Legacy Productions about the sprawling 1950s South Florida attraction and why it wasn't allowed to survive.
50 years of Florida Turnpike history
Ever wonder how and when the Florida Turnpike was built? Here's a short documentary, produced by the Florida Turnpike Authority in 2011.