Action Center USA

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Title

Action Center USA

Alternative Title

Action Center USA

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Sports--Florida
Tourism--Florida

Description

An advertisement produced to showcase the advent of mid-century modernism in Orlando, Florida. The film depicts marketing strategies aimed at attracting white middle-to-upper class men in either military or defense technology engineering professions. It emphasizes the economic, cultural, and social changes taking place within Orlando that make it an ideal place to raise a family and to live a fulfilling life. The film also depicts developments and signs of growth that occurred in Orlando before the Walt Disney World Resort opened.

Source

Original 14-minute and 28-second color film: Action Center USA. Directed by Grant Gravitt (Orlando, FL: Tel Air Interests, Inc.): State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1960-1969

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 14-minute and 28-second color film: Action Center USA. Directed by Grant Gravitt (Orlando, FL: Tel Air Interests, Inc.).

Is Part Of

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

Format

video/mp4

Extent

98.4 MB

Medium

14-minute and 28-second color film

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Cape Kennedy, Titusville, Florida
McCoy Air Force Base, Orlando, Florida
Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida
Central Florida Museum, Orlando, Florida
Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Florida
Winter Park, Florida
Colonial Plaza Mall, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the State Library and Archives of Florida, and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Wolf, Casey
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Dickinson, Joy Wallace. Orlando: City of Dreams. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2012.

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