Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Miami Restaurants - 1972

From the Miami News, Aug. 21, 1972...

The News published a list of Miami area restaurants for the benefit of Republicans who were in town for their convention.

Miami News columnist Herb Rau categorized the restaurants by price: Elegant, Moderate and Inexpensive.

Some of those on the list are Bernard's, Les Violins, Flamenco, Casa Santiago, The Cattleman, Promenade, Chez Vendome, Mouse Trap, Roney Pub, Embers, The Famous, Hasta and the Red Coach Grill.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Vintage mobile phones...Can you hear me now?

Seems like yesterday....

from the Miami News, July 13, 1981

Just 34 years ago you could actually make phone calls from your car!

And for the low, low price of only $3780!

And a few years later, in 1984, Motorola freed you from the car!

For only $3995, a lucky few were able to impress their friends with this stylish piece of technology!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Florida tourism commercial - 1970s

When You Need It Bad, We've Got It Good.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Frank Sinatra's South Florida connection

Frank Sinatra, Miami Beach - 1968.
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Trailer for "Lady in Cement" - 1968.

Sinatra during filming of "Lady in Cement" - Miami Beach, Florida

Frank Sinatra and bodyguards during filming of "Lady in Cement,"
Miami Beach - 1968.

Photograph by Terry O'Neill.

Sinatra and Jill St. John at Fontainebleau Hotel in 1967
during filming of "Tony Rome."

Ocean Drive Magazine: Inside Frank Sinatra's Miami Stay

From the Miami News, Nov. 23, 1958:
"Sinatra Left His Mark in Miami"

Miami News, Nov. 19, 1958.

Miami News, Nov. 19, 1958.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Overseas Highway opens - March 29, 1938

Miami Daily News, March 29, 1938.
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Postcard, ca. 1940s.

Friday, October 2, 2015