June 7, 2018


Since the beginning of the movie industry, films have romanticized Florida’s exotic scenery and remarkable flora and fauna. Tarzan swung through the Florida jungles, swimming champion Esther Williams frolicked on the beaches, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon lurked in the state’s dark and mysterious springs. Crafty movie marketers designed colorful, eye-catching posters to draw people into these uniquely Florida films. As an independent art form, these posters are now woven into the Sunshine State’s cultural tapestry. Throughout the months of June and July, The Historical Society of Palm Beach will honor this legacy by presenting an exhibition called Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters. The posters and lobby cards in this fascinating exhibit depict some of Florida’s most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. See more at


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