40 Years of the Parliament House

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Title

40 Years of the Parliament House

Alternative Title

40 Years of the Parliament House

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Hotels--Florida
Tourism--Florida
Homosexuality--Florida
Gay culture--United States
Lesbian culture
AIDS (Disease)--Florida
HIV infections--United States

Description

40 Years of the Parliament House is a documentary film about the history of the Parliament House, a gay resort located at 410 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida. The Parliament House Motor Inn chain was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, by Ned Eddy, Sr. and his two sons, Ned Eddy, Jr. and James "Jimmy" Eddy. The Orlando Parliament House was a 120-room hotel and the first motor inn established by the chain. The inn was designed by Alan Berman and was built on Orlando’s Rock Lake by Hodes and Cumming Construction. Parliament House officially opened on February 11, 1962. Ned Eddy, Jr. served as the inn manager and his brother, Jimmy Eddy, was the manager of the cocktail lounge.

With the opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, came the construction of hotels and motels on International Drive, leaving the Parliament House Motor Inn outside the tourist district. The motor inn soon became a hotspot for prostitution as the OBT area declined. By 1975, the Parliament House was near bankruptcy. On March 27, 1975, William G. Miller (d. 1987) and Michael Hodge (d. 1992) purchased the motor inn and converted it into a gay resort. A couple of years after the deaths of Bill Miller and Mike Hodge, the Parliament House was sold to Susan Unger and Don Granatstein in August of 1999. Unger and Granatstein began renovating the resort, which had been in decline since Hodge's death in 1992. Renovations were completed in 2000. The Parliament House again faced foreclosure in 2010 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 25, 2014. Stakeholders approved a $14-million debt relief plan in February of 2015.

Creator

Bain, David

Source

Original 34-minute and 24-second motion picture: 40 Years of the Parliament House: GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc., 2015.

Date Created

2015

Date Copyrighted

2015

Contributor

Strack, Joel
Hodges, Rebecca
Caladrino, Tim
Hamlisch, Marvin
Barnard, Ken
Ba'aser, Doug
Barber, John
Bebout, Vicki
Granatstein, Don
Lape, Bill
Studdard, Ron
Tilmon, Willie
Unger, Susan
Wanzie, Michael

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/website

Extent

1.58 GB

Medium

34-minute and 24-second motion picture

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Parliament House Resort, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc. and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 24: The Parliament House." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2476.
"Welcome to Orlandos Parliament House Resort." Parliament House. http://www.parliamenthouse.com/.
Bain, David. "Parliament House Motor Inns." GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc. http://glbthistorymuseum.com/joomla25/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=234:parliament-house-motor-inns&Itemid=142&lang=en.
"Central Florida Timeline." GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc. http://glbthistorymuseum.com/joomla25/index.php?option=com_chronoconnectivity&view=connection&Itemid=401&lang=en.
Taylor, Wendy. Orlando & Central Florida. Melbourne: Lonely Planet, 2003.
Fitzpatrick, Kelly. "Lots to do this Labor Day weekend." The Orlando Sentinel, September 3, 2010. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-09-03/entertainment/os-kelly-fitzpatrick-orlando-labor-da20100903_1_lyrica-dragon-room-paul-vaine.
Brinkmann, Paul. "Lots to do this Labor Day weekend." The Orlando Sentinel, February 24, 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-parliament-house-emerges-from-bankruptcy-again-20150224-post.html.

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Original Format

1 motion picture

Duration

34 minutes and 24 seconds

Compression

156kbps

Director

Bain, David

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