Wakulla Blog

Newt Perry

Date: January 25, 2018
Category: hollywood

Newt Perry was one of the pioneers of underwater video. He did a series of underwater novelty films at Wakulla Springs. These films were distributed as part of newsreels, shown at movie theaters across the country. This advertising brought awareness of the springs to the nation as a whole. Newt was responsible for bringing the springs being chosen as the location for “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.