Woman shakes Flipper's flipper - Marathon, Florida

Woman shakes Flipper's flipper - Marathon, Florida


Image Number

  • C660486

Year

  • 1966

Date Note

  • May 1966.

Series Title

General Note

  • Flipper shown here was Mitzi, a bottle-nosed dolphin. She played Flipper in the 1963 film of the same name, created by Ricou Browning. He later followed up with a television series (1964-1967) produced by Ivan Tors studio. On the TV series, Flipper was played by five female dolphins and one male dolphin. Mitzi became a star attraction at Santini's Porpoise School, where Browning first discovered her. She is buried on the property.
  • Santini's Porpoise School was opened in 1958 by Milton Santini, a former Estero fisherman. It was most famous as the home of the original Flipper. In 1972, he sold it, and it became Flipper's Sea School (1972-1977). Jean Paul Fortom-Gouin then closed it to the public and conudcted research as the Insitutute for Delphinid Research (1977-1983). And in 1984, Jayne and Mandy Rodriguez turned it into the Dolphin Research Centre.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 000957.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Barron, Charles. Woman shakes Flipper's flipper - Marathon, Florida. 1966. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/82845>, accessed 26 May 2016.

MLA

Barron, Charles. Woman shakes Flipper's flipper - Marathon, Florida. 1966. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 May. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/82845>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Barron)