Silver Springs by Gary Monroe
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Silver Springs
By Gary Monroe

Silver Springs

The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert

By (author) See other recent books by Gary Monroe
Introduction by Gary R. Mormino See other recent books by Gary R. Mormino
Format: Hardback

Checking availability...

Silver Springs by Gary Monroe

Book Description

During the heyday of Florida theme parks, Bruce Mozert created some of the most memorable kitsch photography of the era. His underwater shots of beautiful models in crystal-clear waters were sent out on wire services and helped establish Silver Springs as Florida's premier tourist attraction. In the 1950s, his work helped lure the postwar generation to a land of fantastic, tropical, and mass-produced amusement.Silver Springs' popularity never depended upon parrots, monkeys, alligators, airboats, water-ski shows, or models dressed as mermaids. Instead, its appeal was primarily beneath the surface of the water, with cruises on glass bottom boats the major attraction.Mozert was Silver Springs' official photographer for nearly forty-five years, and his images were designed to sell the park. No one came up with ideas as zany or as memorable as he. A model cooks at a stove, wooden spoon at her mouth to taste, while condensed milk rises from a hidden can (to look like smoke); another bathes in a tub, scrubbing her toes; yet another relaxes on a chaise lounge while a nearby air conditioner hums away.Gary Monroe has collected some of the best underwater shots by this remarkable photographer. These photographs - many unseen for decades - capture those heady times in all of their whimsical glory.

Buy Silver Springs book by Gary Monroe from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780813032207
ISBN-10: 0813032202
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 254mm x 17mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: University Press of Florida
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Gary Monroe

Highwaymen Murals by Gary Monroe Highwaymen Murals, Hardback (April 2009)

Emerging in the late 1950s and led by painters such as Alfred Hair and Harold Newton, the Highwaymen produced an astonishing number of landscapes that depict a faraway place of windswept palms, billowing clouds, placid wetlands, and lush sunsets. This title presents a record of these images.

» View all books by Gary Monroe


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Silver Springs book by Gary Monroe and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Gary Monroe

Gary Monroe, professor of fine arts and photography at Daytona Beach College, is the author of the best-selling books The Highwaymen: Florida's African American Landscape Painters and Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman, among others.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gary Monroe close
E. G. Barnhill by Gary Monroe
Highwaymen Murals by Gary Monroe
Recent books by Gary R. Mormino close
Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams by Gary R. Mormino
Enduring Seminoles by Gary R. Mormino
Seasons of Real Florida by Gary R. Mormino
» close