This photo was snapped by an amateur photographer on Miami Beach, and if you look close you’ll see that the two people are Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. Unfortunately, the poor guy who took this photo didn’t quite get it in focus, which is a shame because Continue Reading »


For their visitors Miamians have made easily accessible the wide reaches of multi-hued water, the chief beauty spots, the wonderful bathing beaches, by building a marvelous Causeway, taming jungles, dredging channels and constructing more than 700 miles of fine motor highways. To the natural advantages they have added a multitude of facilities for outdoor recreation and sport of every kind, and annually arrange a program of unique and satisfying entertainment features. It is their proud boast that Miami is the liveliest winter resort in America. Continue Reading »

The connection between Miami/Miami Beach and Hollywood goes back to its earliest days as evidenced by this photo of the cast and crew of “The Palm Beach Girl” during a break from filming somewhere in Miami in 1926. Continue Reading »

In 1932 a borscht circuit busboy, Wolfie Cohen, came to Miami Beach and opened one successful Miami Beach restaurant after another, including his original “Wolfie’s” on the corner of Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road. He also came up with an innovative approach to local dining that revolutionized the restaurant industry and Continue Reading »

The Carillon was one of the premier hotels on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach during the early 1960s and is still lovingly remember by former visitors for its lavish nightlife productions and stage shows.  Continue Reading »