San Marco Film Shoot

January 28th, 2014, 12:15H · Topics: Around Town, Girls, Guys · Print

There is no information about what was being filmed but it looks to me like a production shoot, perhaps some type of commercial, late 1940’s or early 1950’s.

According to the 1949 Jacksonville City directory the Harry P. Davis Service Station was located at 2045 Hendricks Avenue, just before the San Marco intersection with Atlantic Blvd.  The entire block is now cleared awaiting redevelopment.

I contact Herb Gold who dates back to WFGA-TV in Jacksonville during the 1950’s and is well acquainted with the technology of the era and he said the big housing on the film camera is a sound blimp, a sound dampening housing that went over the camera to muffle its noise so it would not be picked up by microphones recording sound close to the camera position.


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  1. 1 Don Webb January 21st, 2015 22:47H

    What on earth could a service station be selling which required only the interior of the automobile and its passengers?

    • 2 william beebe December 18th, 2015 18:41H

      Looking at a Texaco road map, maybe?

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