University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 6

Production title:  [Historical footage ]

Production date: 1947; 1953; 1957

Color / no sound

Total running time: 00:06:50

Derived from 16 mm film.

Available in VHS, DVD, and Sony DV-cam.

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive.

This film depicts three subjects.  First is painter Hollis Holbrook and his preparations in 1953 to paint the mural in the second floor reading room of Smathers Library. The second subject is the 1957 Homecoming parade ending with a float celebrating ten years of co-education at the University of Florida. This is followed by shots of co-eds outside the Florida Union (Dauer Hall). This film clip was probably taken in 1947 as it includes Union Director Billy Mathews.  Mathews left that year to pursue his political career and 1947 was the first year of co-education at UF.  There is also a brief clip of the stadium taken from the air. The film was heavily spliced.


0:00    Hollis Holbrook sketching mural

0:20    1957 Homecoming parade ending with co-education float at 2:35

2:40    Co-eds emerging from behind tree outside Dauer Hall. Close-ups and then Florida Union Director Billy Mathews is pulled into the shot by the women. There is a scene with a cart and pumpkins and another man appears.  This is followed by a brief shot of several women riding an alligator.

4:00    Stadium

4:20    Holbrook sketching and doing research for mural. This is followed by Holbrook experimenting with different centerpieces for the mural.

6:50    Film ends

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