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The Marco Island Historical Society Presents

Movie Mania with Rob Davis

Beginning Tuesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m.

The Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive

Rob Davis is on the board of directors of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF).  Mr. Davis produces programs and special events about classic films for FLIFF year round at Ft. Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso.  These events often feature classic film personalities as special guests.  For 17 years, he was with Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Motion Picture Industry Studies and still teaches for FAU.  Additionally, he created and taught a course on the globalization of film for a graduate university in Madrid, Spain.  He has published over a dozen articles on film, as well as three book chapters and has given presentations at film conferences all over the world, including two in London and one presentation. To visit FLIFF on the internet:


Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Wind Across the Everglades

Burl Ives, “Cottonmouth”  leads a rough gang of plume hunters out to poach Florida’s native birds.  Christopher Plummer stars as Walt Murdock, a gamekeeper.  Wind Across the Everglades’ story is based on the life of Guy Bradley, a Florida game warden in the early part of the twentieth century.  The filming of Wind Across the Everglades was struck by controversy when the original director, Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause) was fired in the middle of making the movie.  Two brothers, Budd and Stuart Schulberg took over directing the movie.  Wind Across the Everglades was filmed on location in Everglades National Park.  Peter Falk makes a cameo appearance in his very first movie role.   1958. Run time – 93 minutes

The July Fieldtrip to “New Jerusalem”

Koreshan State Historical Site, Estero, Florida Friday, July 8, 2011

Meet in the Marco Island Historical Museum Parking Lot at 9 a.m.  Directions to Koreshan and restaurant will be distributed at this time. (Entering the park is $5.00 per car at Koreshan to be paid by individual car.)

The park maintains the heart of Dr. Teed’s ‘New Jerusalem’ as it would have appeared more than 100 years ago in the early 20th century. Eleven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places are located throughout the landscaped grounds that include the Victorian Gardens. Visitors can get a glimpse of how the Koreshans lived from the Founders House, Planetary Court, Damkohler, Vesta Newcomb and Members Cottages within the settlement. Their role in commerce and industry is evident in the Bakery, New Store, Large and Small Machine Shops and the Generator Building. Last, but not least, their contribution to local culture is evident in the Art Hall.  (from

Following a tour of the site, we will have lunch at“Hemingway’s Island Grill” at the Shops of Coconut Point, Estero.

Lunch Selections:

All lunches include salad, beverage, tax, and gratuity. Cost: $20 pp.

1. Grilled Chicken Breast w/rice and beans

2. Skirt Steak w/caramelized onions & potatoes

3. Grilled Salmon w/rice and beans

4. Chicken Alfredo

Please send checks payable to: Gerald Masters 394-3917, 316 Colonial Ave., Marco Island, Fl 34145

Koreshan Fieldtrip Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2011


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