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Trees of High Life
“Sophisticated” Islanders called them Afro-Mobiles.
“Better” Days on Fantasy Island
PALM BEACH BABYLONler — Flagler first experienced the narrow barrier Island, later known as Palm Beach, on an exploratory expedition, for his FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD. At his core,
Primarily who he was, a rich Railroad Baron and Hotelier, with his eyes set on Miami. Later, Key West, after a woman in Miami, Julia Tuttle, and His Baron-sized Ego got the better of him.
For Flagler, once decided to continue, Miami wasn’t enough.
July 4th, 1899
This Land Is My Land
Palm Beach Perfection, the ocean was crystal clear, turquoise blue, and more tropical
Henry Flagler’s Celebration Day
Kool & The Gang
Let’s Get Started
We’re Having A Party”
 — God & Oranges: Winter Freeze, Summer Wind
 — The Best Orange is Green
 — Alan Shepard, First Astronaut to Fly, May 5.
 —John Glenn, First Around the World, February 20.
 — Moon Over Woodstock
 — Columbia, Back To The Future
 — Privatization: SpaceX, UnMasked, Locked, and Loaded
Julia Tuttle — After her (“southern”) Miami fruit survived a devastating FREEZE. Surviving Orange Branch of Peace and Florida Development.
To lure Flagler South, to Miami, before he lost the young man’s spirit that had taken him so far. Julia, who had lived in her house on the mouth of the Miami River, the spot where the river ran into Biscayne Bay, across from which there was another interesting barrier Island still covered with Pineapples and Cocoanut Palms.
COLLINS — FIRST BRIDGE TO MIAMI BEACH
THE BIG DREDGE / DREDGERY
“Dredging Up the Past”
Draining The Swamp — EVERGLADES
THE FLORIDA (SWAMP) LAND BOOM
“Cocoanuts” — Marx Brothers (pre-code) Movie
Marx Brothers (17MIN) Peacock Scene Compilation
CARL FISHER — “Mr. Miami Beach”
Built the first BRIDGE adventurous spirt, and be contentbecame too content with Palm Beach, and before he lost his young, adventurous fire.
WHITEHALL — His grand Lake-to-Sea Estate mostly African Americanshat had a village in the tropical island’s beach.
MIAMI — “Tourist Season” b/ Carl Hiassen
West Palm Beach
Lake Okeechobee — “Double Whammy” b/ Carl Hiassen
“Maximum Bob” (ABC)
SUGAR: How Sweet Is It?
The Family Fanjul — “Big Sugar”
vs. Corn Syrup (to sweeten soda)
Selling “real” sugar as more healthy than “artificial” corn.
Cuba more American than Iowa.
CASTRO — Fidel would be proud
“Miami A Go Go” — United Airlines Ad
Frank Borman (Apollo 8)
The Dark Side of The Moon
Christmas Eve 1968
“Reading of Genesis”
Telegram: Thank You. You Saved 1968.
“Goldfinger” — intro
Frank Sinatra —
The Jackie Gleason Show — Miami Beach
Wayne Cochran and the CC Riders
“White Knight of Soul”
To first see him, as Jackie Gleason had at a Miami Beach nightclub in 1964, it was hard to imagine Wayne Cochran living up to his reputation as the “White Knight of Soul.”
He was a “whiter shad of pale,” and couldn’t possibly play with the likes of James Brown. Truth be told, though, after watching the first set that night on Miami Beach, Jackie was convinced … he had just seen a monumental stage performer, A Big Voice, coming from a heart full of soul. As good as James Brown? Color didn’t matter, Jackie invited Wayne onto next week’s show.
• Wayne Cochran and the C C Riders – Jackie Gleason Show (1964)
“we did one month at the Jolly Roger in Nashville, Tennessee, a small club, down on Printer’s Alley.
It was there I learned my first James Brown song, “Out of Sight.”
Wayne Cochran — ‘I started my first band in 1955, and between then, and l963, I had put together three local successful bands, and had moved to Macon. In 1963, I hired a four-piece rhythm section. I called them the “C.C. Riders”, which stood for “Cochran’s Circuit Riders”. I bought an Old Flexible Flyer tour bus. It was the same color as James Brown’s bus….. so cool! A battery for that bus cost $365.00. We had to push it to get it started, but once it got started, it would run fine.
SWEET CUBAN SUCCESS
and most important, the Fanjul’s going psychological, selling their Cuban sugar as more American than Iowa corn. Making a Cuban fortune on America nostalgia.
Castro would be proud.
“Palm Beach Babylon”
Uncle Teddy & Willie Kennedy Smith’s Excellent Adventure
“TEDDY’S SEXY ROMP”
Tabloid (NYPOST) headline held by the toll booth entering Manhattan, after the short ride from Laguardia. On way to David Letterman show. Don’t get involved in the pre-show banter.
“PALM BEACH BABYLON” — 1992 (Book Of Scandal)
Henry Flagler (1894) — July 4th town burning.
Evicting the blacks from the island.
Palm Beach Philanthropist and socialite Mollie Wilmot relaxing with her beloved Picasso (“The Artist Studio, The Open Window”) Sitting pretty in her luxurious “Florida Room, enjoying an afternoon cocktail.
BACK TO MIAMI
The Blues Brothers
Tony Rome Movies — 67/68
Frank Sinatra — “The Detective” (NYC) Trailer
“Tony Rome” — 1967 (Trailer)
Behind the scenes (The Making of)
w/ Shecky Greene — https://youtu.be/A-AS1OT-aQA
“Lady In Cement” — 1968 w/Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker (Bonanza)
• THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIVING COLOUR
la la land — Lollapalooza. MTV Renaissance.