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It’s Alive, It’s Alive! : The Rise of Horror Movies in the 1930s-1950s

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It’s spooky season, so we’ve been revisiting some of our old favorite movies about things that go bump in the night. Although classic horror movies like Dracula and Frankenstein may strike modern audiences as more campy than scary, many were technologically impressive at the time and have left a lasting impact on modern mythology even nearly a century later. Let’s take a quick look at how the horror movie genre changed from the 1930s to the 1950s. The rise of the feature-length talkies, or movies with recorded dialogue in addition to sound effects and music, began in 1927 with The...

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Swimming Pinups: The Weeki Wachee Mermaids

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Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida has been the home of a legendary mermaid show since 1947, in which talented and glamorous swimmers perform in a crystal-clear natural spring. The audience watches these timeless performances from a man-made theater that is embedded in the side of the spring and submerged 16 feet below the surface. The Weeki Wachee show was created by Newton Perry, a former US Navy Seal Instructor and noted swim performer, who turned this stunning natural feature into the ultimate 1950s roadside attraction.  Weeki Wachee is the deepest known freshwater cave system in the United States and the actual bottom of the spring...

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