Thursday, July 31, 2014

All Good Roads Lead to Miami

Vintage Florida poster, (Unknown date)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Newspaper ad for Eastern Airlines - 1958

From the Miami News, July 28, 1958.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

1927 newspaper ads from the Miami Daily News

From the Miami Daily News, Oct. 22, 1927.

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Century Hotel, 140 Ocean Drive

Circa 1939.
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Miami Daily News, Feb. 6, 1941. 

Photograph by Walter Smalling
via the Library of Congress.
March, 1980. 

Google Street view,  May, 2011.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

John Dillinger killed - Miami Daily News, July 24, 1934

Eighty years ago today:

John Dillinger killed in Chicago on July 22, 1934.


CHICAGO, July 23.—(AP)—Dillinger's dead!

He swaggered from a neighborhood theater last night into the raking fire of government guns. Too late he saw the gleaming steel of the trap set for him.

His hand went for his gun. Too late. Three bullets tore into his body—one in the neck, two in the body. He staggered, fell.

It was the end of John Dillinger.


Here's how the Miami Daily News reported his demise in its July 24, 1934 issue.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Miami Beach Police Department's traffic cam in 1939

In 1939, before anyone had ever heard of drones, the Miami Beach Police Department was keeping an eye on things with this cutting-edge technology.

Vintage 1950s postcards of the Fontainebleau Hotel

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Miami Undercover TV series - 1961

1960 broadcasting trade magazine ad. 

Miami News, July 17, 1960.
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Associated Press, Nov. 8, 1959: New TV Series Being Filmed

Miami News, Oct. 18, 1960: TV Series 'Crowded Out,' 'Undercover' Going to Hollywood

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hoffman's Cafeteria on Collins Avenue

Before it was the Warsaw Ballroom or Jerry's Famous Deli, the iconic building at Collins Avenue and Espanola Way on Miami Beach was home to Hoffman's Cafeteria.

During World War II when the Army trained pilots on Miami Beach, Hoffman's, and three other Miami Beach restaurants, were taken over by the military and used as mess halls for cadets.

Miami Daily News, April 7, 1942: Army Takes Over Hoffman's, and 3 other Miami Beach restaurants

Miami Daily News, Feb. 7, 1954: Cafeteria Pay Hiked on Beach Jerry's Famous Deli on South Beach is now closed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Miami Beach hotels in 1940s vintage postcards

Shelborne Hotel
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Royal Palm Hotel
Poinciana Hotel

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

1936 Beach Fashions from Burdine's

1936 newsreel with models showing beach fashions from Burdine's Department Store.

1953 newspaper ad for Betty's Restaurant and Lobo Lounge

From the Miami Daily News, Dec. 28, 1953.