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After its “Miami Vice” makeover, Miami Beach experienced an artistic Renaissance in the 1990s.

The Fontainebleau

A Fashionable Hotel

 

— CBS

Vice, Revival, and Revealing Secrets

High Fashion @ The Legendary, Fontainebleau Hotel

2008 — Hosted by TV-star, model, and Pop Fashion Icon HEIDI KLUM, and featuring a live performance by USHER, offering a song and dance accompaniment to a perpetual stream of well shaped, half-naked young women, who strut confidently, working to sell their fashionable wares, and all the while, looking good.

 

Look how far Miami Beach has come.

Miami Renaissance
[SOBE]
Fashionable Again
MIAMI VICE
VERSACE
MADONNA
MIAMI VICE
WILL SMITH (HIP-POP)
LENNY KRAVITZ
HERMAN LEONARD

 

WHEN THE BEACH WAS HOT
TONY ROME
FRANK SINATRA
AVA GARDNER
THE RAT PACK

COLLINS AVE.
Eden Roc 
Fontainebleau

LINCOLN ROAD

Miami Beach, Florida, 1960

Morris Lapidus
Miami Modernist (MIMO)

 

OCEAN DRIVE
Under The Art Deco Moon
— studio
The Century Hotel
The Marlin
Avalon
Majestic
The Pelican
Ocean Blue (Hostel)
Savoy
The Strand
Beacon
Boulevard
The Colony

Breakwater
Edison
Clevelander
Congress

Cavalier
The Leslie

Cardozo
Carlyle

News Cafe
The Villa (Versace Mansion)
Victor

Winterhaven
Crescent
Alpine
Penguin
The Betsy

Stardust
Starlite

Parisian
Shelbourne
The Delano

EDEN ROC
SOBE

Post Renaissance

“Storm Is Rising”  b/ Little Axe
Madonna
Versace
Prince / Glam Slam

Washington Ave. (The Dark Side)

Take A Walk On The Dark Side

— Washington Square
— Marilyn Manson/ Green Day/
— Gallery Of The Unknown Artists
— The Strand
— Stephen Talkhouse
— Mario Bauza (Tito Puente / Celia Cruz)
— Cameo Theater/ Neville Brothers/ Spin Doctors/ Jimmy Page
— Scott Putesky
— Spam All Stars
— Suénalo
— Pálo
— Spam Allstars (Emilio Perez)
— New Times
— Al di Meola
— Suénalo
— Pauló
— Mavericks
— Miami Vice (The Movie)
— Will Smith
— Bad Boys
— Sir Lancelot / North Miami Studio
— Lenny Kravitz / Herman Leonard
— Step Up
— Magic City

One Night In Miami

— Madonna
— Versace
— Lenny Kravitz / Herman Leonard
— Step Up
Sylvester Stalone

Mickey Rourke (Boxing)
— Muhammad Ali & The Beatles (1965)
— Elvis

MUSIC
FASHION

Making Miami “Cool” Again
by DAVE BARRY
(Miami Herald)
Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry’s humorous view of cocaine and murder making Miami “popular” again.   GO TO STORY >>>

 

“Some Like It Hot”
Two Struggling musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band in which Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) is the lead singer.In addition to running (to Florida) for their lives, Tony and Jack have more hilarious problems in their love lives. Marilyn confides in lustful Tony, but he can’t reveal he’s a man, and Jack has a wealthy gentleman suitor who won’t take “No,” for an answer.
florida situation comedies

[1959] — Billy Wilder’s classic, starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis (in drag) and Marilyn Monroe (at her hottest), has stood the test of Hollywood time, and easily ranks as one of the finest comedies ever made.

 

Making Miami “Hot” Again.

— Michael Mann (NBC)

Sept. 28, 1984 — After the now legendary, opening credits, the first scene in the Miami Vice pilot was set on Ocean Drive at one of at least the 30 Art Deco Hotels built on Miami Beach in the 1930s. The Carlyle Hotel, with a hot-pink, neon sign that boldly marks the now (Birdcage) legendary spots on Miami Beach. In the first Miami Vice shot, the camera pans down panning down to Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson), Miami’s most fashionable cocaine cop, smoking a cigarette, and annoyed by a group of break-dancing, South Florida B-Boys, with the obligatory, obnoxiously loud, ’80s-ready boom box.

MIAMI VICE (10-MIN DOC)

Snow Blind
(November 23, 1981) — Time Magazine describing Miami as a city awash in cocaine, and noting its ranking as “The Murder Capital of the World,” was the biggest blow to South Florida’s most important tourism industry.

“Cocaine Cowboys” (2006) The story of a city addicted to the 1980s’ social drug of choice. A city caught in the crossfire between the Colombian and Cuban murderous gangs, who reigned a terrifying, machine gun hurricane of flying lead, down upon an increasingly paralyzed neighborhood. Fighting, with no care for human dignity and life, for dominant control of Miami’s billion-dollar drug business. 

The Godfather
(opening credits by Jan Hammer)

Scarface
(Phil Collins’ closed the 1984 pilot)

Miami Vice
(Dire Straits “Edgar Allan Poe”)

 

“Voices”
b/ Russ Ballard

“Voices”
Don Johnson pilots his Chris Craft Stinger 390X, from Miami to the Bahamas, on a violent, cocaine-busting mission as Sonny Crockett, a Miami Vice detective, with an eye on fashion, attitude, and style.
MEMORABLE MIAMI VICE SONGS AND SCENES
“Miami Vice Theme”
(opening credits by Jan Hammer)

“In the Air Tonight”
(Phil Collins’ closed the 1984 pilot)

“Brothers In Arms”
(Dire Straits “Edgar Allan Poe”)

“Smuggler’s Blues”
(Glenn Frey “Smuggler’s Blues”)

“You Belong to The City”
(Glenn Frey “Prodigal Son”)

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ART DECO WEEKEND

 

— Alfred Eisenstadt / Life Magazine (1940)

— Ocean Drive Magazine’s 20th Anniersary Cover

— Unidentified flamingo (pinterest)

After World War II, Miami Beach experienced its first post-depression influx of population and culture, fueled mostly by returning soldiers who had been sent to South Florida for their basic training, before joining the fight in Europe and the South Pacific.

Throughout the post-war 1940s, Life Magazine assigned a number of tourism, fashion, and lifestyle stories focused on Miami Beach.

 OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE’S 2OTH “LIST” OF WHO’S WHO …

 Ocean Drive 20th Anniversary Party / a straight-strobe “look” at who was there.

 

 

 

— CBS

1960s — COLLINS AVENUE was the perfect backdrop for the jet-setting lifestyle portrayed on television at the time. Frank Sinatra and Eva Gardner were frequent guests, and the entire RAT PACK performed and partied frequently at the Eden Roc and Fontainebleau hotels.

Like all of Miami Beach, the [1970s] saw a lull in the Collins Avenue action, but with the arrival of Miami Vice [1980s] after the [1990s] Renaissance and moving into the New Millennium the Fontainebleau came back in the most glamorous and celebrated way, as seen in the Victoria Secret Video here.

Living And Dying On Ocean Drive

1992 — ITALIAN FASHION ICON GIANNI VERSACE PUT SOUTH BEACH BACK ON THE FASHION MAP.

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S CLOSEST THING TO A SECOND COMING

VH1-Fashion Television did a South Beach feature story (1992), including an interview with Gianni Versace, and guests at the opening of his Miami Beach boutique in the heart of South Beach, Collins Avenue & 4th Street.

The height of Miami Beach being the “glamorous” media’s center of attention, was when Italian Fashion Icon Gianni Versace bought a $33-million home on Ocean Drive and opened his own “Flagship” Boutique in the heart of South Beach, at Collins Avenue & 4th Street.

Unfortunately, less than four years later, on a quiet Sunday morning, Versace was executed on the steps of his Ocean Drive home.

It was immediately after, when the media, in its (reality show-feeling) coverage of a nation-wide hunt for Versace’s Killer, became more “ugly” than “glamourous.”

— Associated Press

Versace with Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell in Milan (1996).

Five years after making Miami Beach his home, Versace’s Tropical Life came to a horribly violent end in July 1997.

One typical Summer day, after his routine morning of coffee and reading at the NEWS CAFE, a popular breakfast spot just two blocks north of Versace’s home.

It was there, at the coral steps, where Andrew Cunanan, after stalking Versace for thousands of miles, casually and silently walked up from behind and shot Versace in the back of the head.

It was learned that Cunanan had been obsessed with Versace, and had stalked the designer for months before taking his opportunity to shoot and kill him on Miami Beach.

 VERSACE MURDER (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

THE END of the man hunt found Cunanan dead (of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head) in a Collins Avenue houseboat, near the Eden Rock and Fontainebleau hotels, less than two miles north of Versace’s Mansion.

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ART DECO WEEKEND

 

ART
ARCHITECTURE

ART DECO 

MIAMI MODERN (MIMO)

1950s — Morris Lapidus brought to Miami Beach, which until then had been known for its collection of historic Art Deco hotels.
Lapidus was the artist who launched a Modernist Style that took Miami Beach to the next higher level.
Fontainebleau Hotel
Eden Roc
Lincoln Road
with its shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and theaters, on the north end of the South Beach neighborhood.

Morris Lapidus (November 25, 1902 – January 18, 2001) was an architect, primarily known for his Neo-baroque “Miami Modern” hotels constructed in the 1950s and 60s, which have since come to define that era’s resort-hotel style, synonymous with Miami and Miami Beach.

 

— United Artists (1964)

Opening scene (Goldfinger) introduction of James Bond (007) at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

The Fontainebleau

is depicted in:

1960 — Jerry Lewis, as The Bellboy.

1960-1962 — Surfside 6, Television series about two detectives living and working aboard a houseboat moored directly across the street from the hotel. Supporting character Cha Cha O’Brien was an entertainer who worked at The Boom Boom Room in the hotel. Only establishing shots of the hotel were used; the series was filmed entirely at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California.

1964 — Goldfinger, James Bond features a most dramatic, sweeping aerial shot of the Fontainebleau that follows the opening credits and accompanies composer John Barry‘s big-band track “Into Miami.”

1978 — Stephen Muss bought the Fontainebleau Hotel for $27 million, thus rescuing it from bankruptcy. He injected an additional $100 million into the hotel for improvements and hired the Hilton company to manage it. In 2005, the Muss Organization sold the Fontainebleau to Turnberry Associates for $165 million.

1986 —

The Way It Used To Be
Long since gone, lost to 2008’s “renovation,” Richard Haas’ Fontainebleau Hotel mural had stood as one of Miami Beach’s most iconic pieces of architectural art.

Amalie R. Rothschild (Filmmaker)

THE RAT PACK

FRANK SINATRA

 

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[1992] — Miami
Flashdance “It’s Just Begun” Jimmy Castor Bunch

MIAMI LIGHT PROJECTw/ Power Studios
Graffiti Writers Who Don’t Smoke, Drink, or …
Ocean Drive Magazine
Underground Zine (Two Young Black Women)
Painting Backdrop  for B-Boys

GRAFFITI PROJECT
Karen Rabino
Jeanine?
‘Zine publishers (Two Young Black Women)
Marlon Pacheco — Gun Tattoo for New Times
Emilio Perez — Spam Allstars
Haley Downs — Deland (Florida Movie)

[1992] —
Miami Beach Renaissance
Venus & Mars (Book)
Madonna Erotica Album (1992) w/Doug Wimbish/ Paul Pesco
Madonna “Wax Me” (Diversions)
Morris Lapidus
When the Beach Was Hot” b/Tom Austin (New Times)
Rich Jeni (“Crazy From The Heat”)
Dana Gould
LINCOLN ROAD

Colony Theater
Diamanda Galas
Spalding Grey “Swimming With Sharks”
Dinner w/ Stephen Bauer (Scarface)
Deco House / Restaurant / Starfish on gate

Al Di Meola
@Van Dyke’s (Lincoln Road)
@Arscht Center (Biscayne Blvd.)
@Macarena (Espaniola Way)
@Hush (Off Lincoln Road)
Extreme (Singer Friend of Al)

Spam-Allstars (Miami’s Finest)

Emilio Perez

Halley Downs

Jen Renninger

Marlon Pacheco  (Miami New Times)
A Deadly Downtown Shooting

Ocean Drive (Magazine)

Power Studio (Industrial)

Art Basel (Design District)

THE STAGE (REPURPOSED GAS STATION)

Under The Causeway

A Meeting of  Graffiti Minds

In The Open / Underground

X

Spike Lee

Flashdance

Miami Light Project

Saigon Kick (Local Favorite)

Suenalo (Afro-Cuban Funk / Hip-Hop)
Palo (A Modern Tradition)

Little Havana (Calle Ocho)

BALL & CHAIN

CAMEO THEATER
Spin Doctors
Neville Brothers
Jimmy Page in the back of the room
Stuart Purdy (One On One Yoga)
Pat Harris (Jimmy Page Personal Assistant)
Freekbass (Washington Ave.)

Stephen Talk House
Mario Bauza
Sue Leach Dewitt

Gallery Of The Unknown Artist

Shadow Graffiti Guns

Washington Square
Marilyn Manson
Scott Putesky
Running With The Devil

Green Day

Candy @ Century Hotel
Laura Kelly
Mike Seemuth

Mac’s Club Deuce
Per, Vincent, DeeDee Public Defender
Drag Queens at Elvis Bar
Capitman House / Easter Party
Peter Rabino vs. Girlfriend (Same Birthday)
Phish vs. Collective Soul
Steve
Nancy
Dan Bird of Paradise
Diner
Post Office
City Hall
Architectural Tour
Near Helen Mar — Karen Rabino

Rich Jeni — “Crazy From The Heat”
Dana Gould — Miami Beach
TOBACCO ROAD
Maximum Bob
Cane
[1994] — PRINCE GLAM SLAM

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“The Ride” — The three years (1994-1997) Prince had his Glam Slam club on Miami Beach’s Washington Avenue, Prince set aside two nights for himself, to celebrate his birthday (June 7).

Madonna Erotica Album (1992) Doug Wimbish, Paul Pesco
Madonna “Wax Me” Diversions
Versace
When The Beach Was Hot (New Times) Tom Austin
Tobacco Road
Maximum Bob
Cane