much searching, the Polk Theatre Board of Directors
agreed that Genie Publishing was the outstanding choice
to create an historic volume commemorating the 75th
Anniversary of the Polk Theatre in Lakeland, Florida.
The date was soon to be celebrated, and the community
wanted a classic book that would be a treasure and
collector's item for those fortunate 250 patrons that
subscribed to this limited-edition publication.
In its finished stage this hardbound coffee-table
style book consists of 102 pages and hundreds of photographs
beautifully printed in full color.
The photos, both historic and current, include the
banners hanging from the marquee in 1928 announcing
air-conditioning had just been installed; the personal
appearance of Miss America of 1953; an action shot
of Elvis Presley performing on stage, and the photo
of Elvis's autograph --- now protected by a sheet
of Plexiglas --- that adorns the wall in the dressing
room. The subscribers received their finished book
at a gala event held in the Theatre.