Production number 116
Production title: Homecoming 1983
Production date: 1983
Original format: ¾” U-matic videotape
Color and sound
Total Running time: 31 minutes
Title available as MPEG-2 and Digital Betacam.
File name: HC1983
Source: Florida Blue Key
No information is provided for producer, director, narrator, etc.
The first half of the tape is a chronological series of scenes of homecoming celebrations. It begins with the Homecoming Parade and shows Gator Gallop which consists of runners of all ages. Following that are a group of ROTC officers, the mascot (Albert the Alligator), UF President Robert Q. Marston riding in a convertible and waving to the crowd, spectators, vendors, the University of Florida band, and some of the floats. The scene shifts to Gator Growl with Albert attired in a tuxedo, the cheerleaders doing a long routine, and the three contestants for Homecoming queen with the winner, Melissa Burns, announced. Then Bob Hope, the invited comedian, is shown doing his routine, and the performance of singer Irene Cara. There is a brief segment of the law students doing the John Marshall Bar Law Skits at the J. Wayne Reitz Union north lawn on Saturday morning. Following that are scenes from the football game. There are close ups of the spectators, the band in the stands and then during their half time show on Florida Field. The crowd in the stands can be seen in the distance behind the band and it appears as a sea of orange. The tape ends as the Homecoming Queen and her court are being announced.
The rest of the tape is a sequence of programs from the FOCUS show.