- Scene from a Weeki Wachee Springs amusement park Christmas party
- Photographed on December 12, 1948.
- Accompanying note: "Newton Perry (Santa), Alton Smith and Mary Dwight. Christmas Surprise--Hilarity reigned when Santa presented beared Alton Smith to Mary Dwight during filming of underwater Christmas tree party."
- Newt Perry worked as a performer and promoter for Silver Springs and managed Wakulla Springs before opening Weeki Wachee Springs, famed for its underwater mermaid shows, which Perry designed. He was also instrumental for the filming of MGM's "Tarzan Finds a Son!" (1939), originally titled "Tarzan in Exile", at Silver Springs and "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" (1941) at Wakulla Springs through his friendship with filmmaker Grantland Rice and actor-swimmer Johnny Weismuller (who played Tarzan). He also influenced Universal Studio's decision to film the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" and its two sequels in Florida (including Wakulla and Silver Springs) as well as the hiring of local swimmer Ricou Browning to portray the Creature. Perry spent much of his later life working as a swimming instructor in Ocala, Florida.
- 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.
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