Production Number 9
Production title: Homecoming 1961
Production date: 1961
Color / no sound
Total running time: 00:22:00
Producer: Colonial Studios (Copyright 1961)
Cameraman: W.R. Breeze
Presented by Florida Blue Key.
Derived from 16 mm film.
Available in VHS, DVD and Sony DV-cam.
The film documents much of the 1961 Homecoming celebration including the parade, the beauty contest to choose the Homecoming Queen and her court, the Florida Blue Key Banquet with the guest speaker Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Gator Growl, the JMBA Skits, and the football game (UF versus LSU).
0:00 Introduction with film credits and a cartoon with drawings of the parade, football players, cheerleaders, and others.
1:05 Night scene with what is probably tryouts of skits for Gator Growl
1:36 Beauty contest. Swmsuit competition.
7:35 Florida Blue Key Banquet
Lyndon B. Johnson
J. Wayne Reitz
Lyndon B. Johnson giving his speech
9:28 Lyndon B. Johnson and two other men walk between an honor guard of men in uniform
9:36 Start of Gator Growl Introduction of Lyndon B. Johnson
HC Queen and her court
Skits and band performance
15:02 JMBA Skits 1961 sign
15:55 Swimming pool two male swimmers do breast stroke in pool
16:05 Century Tower
16:11 Florida Field
Car drives on field with HC Queen and her court
Football players run out onto Florida Field
Brief half time event presentation of silver bowls
More of the football game action
UF 0 LSU 23
People leaving the Stadium
20:01 Ends with some footage of house decorations
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