Articles, handbooks, cassettes, clippings, and related materials -- This collection contains articles on the movie industry in Florida 1898-1980. Topics include the film industry in Florida cities and film companies in Florida. Other topics include: film studios, Tallahassee, New York, Winter Haven, Gainesville, Clearwater, Florida Keys, Ocala, Palm Beach, women directors, technicolor, Jacksonville, Tarzan, New Port Richey, silent comedies, Florida culture, Miami, Florida banking, newsreels, hurricanes, blacks in Florida film, Orlando, Palatka, theaters, Hollywood, Coral Gables, St. Augustine, Stuart, Civil War in film, Cypress Gardens, Marianna, Pensacola, Panama City, Fort Lauderdale, Ormond Beach, broadcasting, Burt Reynolds, Cuba, silent film, interviews with persons in the Florida film industry, actors, animation, Canadian film, directors, comedy, horror, science fiction, musicals, westersn, film libraries in Los Angeles, Florida pornography, publicity stills, and movie law.
Journalist, editor -- Richard Alan Nelson was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1947. After he graduated from Stanford University in 1969, he engaged in studied at Preastegaard School of Cinematic and Photographic Arts in Denmark. He then completed a Masters' degree in communications at Brighman Young University, where he researched Utah film history. Nelson later became a professional trade journalist in Los Angeles as an editor for the Miramar Publishing Company.
(Identification of item) Richard Alan Nelson collection, Special Collections Department, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.
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