Tuesday, July 26, 2011

South Miami Beach, 1974...scenes from 'Momma lives on Miami Beach'

Below are clips from a 1974 WPLG, Channel 10 documentary called "Momma lives on Miami Beach."

It would be six more years before some of the people in this film would be terrorized by a wave of newly-arrived Mariel refugees.

And if any of those seen in the film lived another 10 years, they were probably forced out of their cheap, cramped apartments when investors bought many of South Beach's crumbling art deco buildings and turned them into trendy, boutique hotels.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dade County tourism promotion film - 1955

1955 promotional film for Dade County narrated by Ralph Renick.

-via the305.com

This Is The Story Of Dade County (Tourism Film) from The305.com on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

1952 newspaper ad for the Carib, Miami and Miracle theaters

From The Miami Daily News, April 25, 1952.

Newspaper ad for the Carib, Miami and Miracle theaters.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cop shoots at jaywalkers in downtown Miami, July, 1925

In 1925, at least one Miami cop took a no-nonsense approach to jaywalking in the downtown area.

On a Friday afternoon in July, 1925, Officer L.M. Johnson spotted two men walking against a red light at West Flagler and N.W. 2nd Ave. After they ignored his orders to stop, he fired four shots, two into the ground and two in the air. One of the bullets struck an innocent passerby.

Johnson retreated to the police station, followed by an angry mob of witnesses to the shooting, anxious to press charges.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spanish Village on Espanola Way - 1926

From the Miami Daily News, May 11, 1926

Newspaper ad for the Spanish Village on Espanola Way, Miami Beach

Monday, July 11, 2011

1927 - Coral Gables Golf and Country Club says no to nude dancers

From the Miami Daily News, March 4, 1927

Back in 1927, the Coral Gables Country Golf and Country Club decided to give "dancers with a wardrobe a chance."

Said the club's managing director Fred E. Mann, "Not that we are opposed to dancers au naturelle, but we believe the patrons of the club have had sufficient of the terpsichorean endeavors of the young women who eschew clothing in their act."

Medley stock car races - 1952

From the Miami Daily News, Feb. 1, 1952

Newspaper ad for stock car races in Medley..

"Dirty blonde" and a guy with a "bulldog voice" pull a heist

1950's crime in Miami....

From the Miami Daily News, Dec. 22, 1953

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Clover Club newspaper ad, 1952

Ad for the Clover Club on Biscayne Blvd., from the Miami Daily News, Feb. 1, 1952

Gallagher's Restaurant ad

Gallagher's restaurant ad from the Miami News, Aug. 29, 1961