Archive: Jan 2018

Creature from the Black Lagoon Released (March 5, 1954)


On March 5, 1954, Universal International Pictures released Creature from the Black Lagoon. The film’s plot centered around an Amazonian expedition gone awry when a scientific team encountered the mysterious “Gill Man.” The creature became enamored with a member of the team, played by Julie Adams, and kidnapped her after escaping from the scientists’ grasp. …

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Tarzan


Tarzan’s Secret Treasure It was December 1, 1941. In less than a week, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would bring the United States fully into World War II, but for the moment American involvement was limited. Even as war preparations ramped up across the country, Americans attempted to remain calm and preserve a sense …

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Hollywood at the Lodge


Hollywood has visited the Lodge on many occasions. The beauty of its surroundings combined with the size and depth of the clear spring has let movie makers transform the Springs into the jungles of Africa or South America. The grand building of the Lodge itself has been used in films for staging film weddings. The …

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Fire at Wakulla Lodge


As the roof of the Wakulla Springs Lodge burns, firefighters arrive and go to work. There is furniture scattered along the grounds and more being lowered from the roof of the patio room. Soldiers assist in the efforts. Viewers see a fire truck at the water’s edge and sailors with fire hoses. There are views …

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Edward Ball


Edward Ball (businessman) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edward Gresham Ball (March 21, 1888 – June 24, 1981) was an American businessperson. He was a powerful figure in business and politics in Florida for decades, despite the fact that he never held public office and did not own the assets he controlled. He worked for and with his …

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