Local call number: V-98 DA1058 S. 828
Title: [Buccaneer Conquest]
Date: ca. 1955
General note: This film shows the Gasparilla Celebration, which began in 1904, as it was done in the 1950s. The pirates invade and a wonderfully colorful event follows. Businessmen are made up as pirates and lose all inhibitions as they participate in the parades and pageants. Emmett Kelly, as Weary Willie, appears in the film and an amphibious tank escorts the ship into the harbor. A high-wire artist walks between the ship’s masts. This was filmed in Kodachrome.
Physical descrip: color; sound; original film length: 27:00.
Series creator: Florida Promotional Films, 1948-1978
Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.myflorida.com
Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/252919
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