Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ad for Cotton Club, Miami Beach - 1957

From the Miami Daily News, Dec. 17, 1957.

Ad for the Cotton Club, 1271 Dade Blvd., Miami Beach.

"New! 1958 edition of the Cotton Club Revue. Starring Cab Calloway."

Monday, April 23, 2012

Key West 'Secedes' from the United States; forms Conch Republic - April 23, 1982

From the Miami News, April 23, 1982.

30 years ago...Key West "secedes" from the Union.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ad for Eastern Airlines - 1962

From the Miami News, Aug. 20, 1962.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ad for Puerto Rican Rum - 1959

From the Miami News, Dec. 2, 1959.

Ad for the "Derby Daiquiri," the "Official  Drink of the Florida Derby."

There Oughta Be A Law comic strip - 1948

From the Miami Daily News, June 5, 1948.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ad for Morrison's Cafeteria

From the Miami News, April 21, 1977.

Monday, April 16, 2012

1940 Newspaper ad for Kodak Cameras

From the Miami Daily News, June 12, 1940.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ad for Eastern Airlines - 1957

From the Miami Daily News, Feb. 4, 1957.

Ad for Betty's Lobo Lounge - 1957

From the Miami Daily News, Feb. 4, 1957.

Ad for Betty's Lobo Lounge, 1440 Biscayne Blvd.

Friday, April 13, 2012

You know you grew up in Old Miami if you remember...

When the Dade County Courthouse was the tallest building in Miami

SW 36th Ave. and 8th Street before the Versailles Restaurant was there (anyone remember what was?)

Window signs in stores on Flagler Street in downtown Miami that read: "Se habla Español aqui"

Making out at Sewer Beach

Miami Stadium, Orange Bowl, Frankie's Pizza and Arbetter's

When US1 was only two lanes

Pier 5 where you could buy fresh fish right off the boat

When the people on South Beach were older than the buildings

WCIX channel 6, or WAXY radio and Rick Shaw, or Zeta 4 Big Wilson

Ralph Renick

Howard Johnson's fried clams and ice cream

The Jackie Gleason show with the June Taylor dancers

Riddle Airlines

Medley Speedway

A & P grocery stores

Planes spraying for fruit flies

Bayfront Bandshell

The Miami News

When there was a grocery store in Dadeland Mall

Grand Union, Kwik Check, Ann Margeret grocery stores

When the Rusty Pelican burned down

The Tropicaire Drive-In and swap meet

The Ferris wheel atop Burdines downtown

Jordan Marsh

Riviera Theater and the Miracle Mile Theater

National Airlines, Air Florida and Eastern Airlines

Pan Am's airport at Dinner Key

When the Rickenbacker was a drawbridge (only 25 cents)

Getting stuck for hours at a time on the Rickenbacker!

The Skipper Chuck Show and the Sunday Funnies

M.T. Graves hosting the Saturday horror flick on Channel 7

Lindsley Lumber



Hot Shoppes Paley's Big Wheel

Crandon Park Zoo

Johnny and Mack by the railroad track

Sheehan Buick on 8th Street ... when it was called 8th Street

Gretner's Restaurant, The Flame, Sherrard's Dixie Belle Inn, The Depot

Black Angus Restaurant at 104th Street

Holsum Bakery's wonderful smell of bread baking on US1

When Dadeland was an open-air mall

When there was only a Gulf station on US 1 cross from Shorty's

When Tamiami airport was on the Tamiami Trail

A&W Drive in restaurants

Lums and their frozen schooners and wieners in beer

The Village Inn

The Playboy Clubs

Big Daddy's Lounges

Auto Inspection Stations

Robert's Western Wear and OK Feed Store

The English Pub and Jamaican Inn on Key Biscayne

Claude Pepper's picnics at Tropical Park

Tropical Park when it was a racetrack

South Miami Hospital when it was only one building.

When they built Baptist hospital

When everyone thought the turnpike extension was built too far out

When Coconut Grove was a hippie hangout

Sam and Carl's Deli in S Miami

Rock concerts at Miami Jai Alai stadium

Sunniland Pony Rides

Land Crabs on Old Cutler

The diving board and dock at Matheson Hammock pond

Barefoot Mailman at Dadeland

Bill Haast and the Serpentarium

Concerts at the Miami Marine Stadium

Sunday country dancing at Alabama Jack's

Tyler's Restaurant

Live & Let Live drug store

Engel's Drug Store in Grove

When South Beach meant Miami Beach below 5th Street

Food Fair

Pantry Pride

Piggly Wiggly

Florida license tags with letters indicating size of car

The Miami Springs Villas

Miami Seahawks pro football team

Red Cross Drugs in downtown Miami

King Arthur's Court in Miami Springs

Men's Grill at Burdines

Richard's Bargain Basement

The Round Table restaurant on US1 near UM

Royal Castle hamburgers @ 15 cents, root beer 5 cents

Jimmy's Hurricane drive-in on Bird

Black Caesar's Forge in South Dade

"Yes, We Have No Bananas"

Bus riding all over the county with paper transfers getting punched

The black beach on Virginia Key

Greynolds Park hill...the highest point in Dade County

Only two highways north: US 1 and 27

Cuban missile crisis; missile silos in ground all over South Dade

All rental cars had E license tags

Tags had number for county size: Dade 1, Liberty 67

Chalk Airlines and Goodyear Blimp base on Watson Island

Seasonal arrival of buzzard colonies atop Courthouse

Burdine's installing the state's first escalator

The caves at Venetian Pool

Absolutely nothing west of the airport until Doral

Orange Bowl: High School football Thursday nights, UM Friday nights

The par-54 night-lighted golf course on South Dixie Highway

The shoeshine boys downtown near Richard's Dept Store

The huge Christmas display at the Holsum Bakery on US1

The television set in the park across the street from Robert's Drug store on 8th Ave. and Flagler street Vivid memories of Miami in the early 60s

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ad for Cye's Rivergate -1982

From the Miami News, April 12, 1982.

Ad for Cye's Rivergate, 444 Brickell Ave.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ad for Pumpkins Restaurant - 1960

From the Miami News, July 28, 1960.

Ad for Pumpkins Restaurant at 13001 N.W. 7th Ave.

A complete charcoal broiled steak dinner with Key lime pie for dessert:  "All for only $1.35."

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ads for the Deauville Star Theatre and Playboy Club - 1974

From the Miami News, April 9, 1974.

Ads for the Deauville Star Theatre featuring Gladys Knight and the Pips...

and the Playboy Club featuring Tony Orlando and Dawn.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ad for Castaways Wreck Bar - 1972

From the Miami News, Aug. 23, 1972.

"Dancin' and Groovin' 'til 5 A.M."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ad for the Downbeat Club on the 79th St. Causeway - 1959

From the Miami News, Nov. 13, 1959.

Ad for the Downbeat Club on the 79th Street Causeway in North Bay Village. "Fine Food ... Cool Sounds."

Eastern Airlines labor troubles - March, 1989

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March 5, 1989.

Two days earlier, Eastern Airlines machinists walked off the job.

Eastern wanted to show the flying public that maintenance operations had not been affected.

They set up a photo op that allowed the press photograph Eastern supervisors and non-union employees changing a tire. Photographers turned out in force.

Less than two years later, Eastern went out of business.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

There Oughta Be A Law comic strip - 1949

From the Miami Daily News, Sept. 2, 1949

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